#HappiMess in our Kitchen

We like to think our kitchens are a good example of #HappiMess every day. What's #HappiMess? It's Delta Faucet's new campaign about the joy of using Delta's products to wash away fun messes that happen during life.    

HappiMess TV Commercial
HappiMess TV Commercial
Delta Faucet recently hosted a private cooking party at The Chopping Block for a group of mom bloggers led by Chef Gale Gand. She taught them how to make recipes from her new cookbook Lunch! including Pea & Garlic Hummus on Crostini, custom Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Salted Caramel Brownies.     

Photos Courtesy of Delta Faucet  

Here are just a few of the mom blogs posted so far from this event:


Little Us  

NY Trendy Moms 

The HSS Feed  

Happy Hour Projects 

Mom Trends 

Confessions of an Overworked Mom  

Made with Happy 


Share your #HappiMess moments with Delta and show how a messy life is a happy life. You could win a Delta kitchen and bath prize package valued at more than $2,400.

While a brand new kitchen could certainly making cleaning easier, we know that clean-up is one of the biggest reasons people don't like to cook at home.

Here are our top 7 tips to limit the mess in your kitchen:
  1. Clean as you go. Start with an empty dishwasher and drying rack. Take out ingredients and tools you need to make a dish then put the ingredients away as you are done with them. Wash the dishes as you use them. Keep half of your sink filled with hot, soapy water to speed this process up. By keeping up with the mess as you go, you can avoid an intimidating pile of dirty dishes to tackle at the end. 
  2. Use a garbage bowl. We have our red bins ready to go for every class and event. Instead of walking over to the trash can or compost bin with handfuls of waste, use bowls on the counter. It's easier and will save you time.  
  3. Pick up anything that falls on the floor right away. Don't wait until the end of the evening to locate that rogue potato that fell in the corner.  
  4. Wear an apron. Aprons protect your clothes from burns and spills. Plus, you can carry a kitchen towel easily in the waistband.
  5. Clean up counter spills as they happen. Keep a spray bottle of water  mixed with dish washing liquid handy for counter spills.
  6. Measure messy ingredients over the sink. If you spill that flour, honey or oil, you can just rinse out the sink. 
  7. Le Creuset Round Oven Have a plan. Read the recipe all the way through so you can look for ways to combine ingredients and minimize the number of bowls and pans you use. Cooking with a Le Creuset piece? Use an upside down lid to hold some mise en place while you prep.
Labor Day Doesn't Mean the Outdoor Party is Over
We hate to say it, but with summer winding down, our days of outdoor parties are becoming limited. But we promise to keep our outdoor grilling patio at Lincoln Square open for parties and classes as long as Mother Nature cooperates!

If Labor Day wasn't your last outdoor shindig this year, Chef Quincy Bissic has grilling ideas that will help you become a bona fide grill master, including outdoor decorating tips. We think he knows what he's talking about. That's his adorable porch!
Last Chance for Free Classes
Calling all event planners! Need to squeeze in another event for your team before the busy holiday season? Book a daytime event at The Chopping Block this month and get a free cooking class for you and a guest.
The fine print:
  • Valid only for daytime events at either location September 2014.
  • Event must meet the specified kitchen's food & beverage minimum in order to qualify.
  • Free cooking classes are limited to a total value of $150 for two guests.
Fierce, Yet Fun Team Building 

Heat up your team's chemistry with a little friendly cooking competition. We recently hosted a group of 60 women from CDW for an Iron Chef Competition.  


"The evening was a success - everyone enjoyed the comradery, learned something new in the kitchen and expanded their network. The Chopping Block is a great venue for team building, networking and sharing best practices. It's safe to say that members are already asking to host next year's event here again." ~Michelle Adams, CDW      

Holiday Cookies

Want to create a memorable event for your friends and family? Host a holiday cookie party in our kitchens. You'll do the fun stuff like baking, decorating and eating, while our staff takes care of clean up.    

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