Street Reach Culinary Graduation

Street Reach Culinary School, founded by The Cooper House, graduated its first class on December 1, 2011. Street Reach Ministries is very proud of the culinary program they now offer to the community.  Through this valuable program students are learning cooking skills, life-skills and an opportunity to acquire employment, locally.  Street Reach has partnered with many area restaurants and chefs to initiate our program. 

A Christmas Party Recommendation

Rita-I just want to say thank you for the absolutely delightful luncheon you had for the UK connection.  The food was outstanding (everyone wants the pot roast recipe), the table linens and Christmas decor made the room magical, and your passion for the house clearly came through when you told us the general history.

I would highly recommend the Cooper House to anyone, and hope that at our next committee meeting we can discuss holding it again there for next year.

Thanks ever so much.

Sincerely,  Barb Swanson VP UK Connection

On behalf of our UK Connection Club I would like to thank you for the lovely lunch today, the food was top knotch and the decorations very festive. thank you from Beryl Andrews club president.

Thanksgiving Story by Alexia

“Today is Thanksgiving,” the people all said with a great feeling.They couldn’t wait to eat the corn, stuffing, mash potatoes, cranberry, pumpkin pie, salad, rolls with melted butter, sparkling water ,and do not forget the TURKEY !!! One person named Dillon paused and thought for a moment and said ”We do not have any Thanksgiving turkey!” He got hunters to get the biggest turkey ever. While the hunters were hunting the turkey, we cooked the food a set the table and put pumpkins and decorations . The hunters came back, but with no turkey. The people were really sad. One person named Ally came up and said, ”what’s Thanksgiving without turkey? What are we going to do?” the people shouted with fear. Ally stepped down and walked away with hunting items into the woods. The people were wondering why? They thought, ”hmmmmm”. The boy, Dillon, said ”no worries she has hunting items she wont get hurt . The people were still mad about not having any turkey. “Ally is back , and has a TURKEY!!!!!” the people said in surprise.They cooked the turkey. When the turkey was done they put it on the table along with the other food. The people went to wash their hands and when they came back to eat the food the turkey was gone! Dillon said, ”now what are we going to eat.” Ally had an idea,’ ‘we can eat chicken it’s very similar to turkey.” The people agreed . So they had chicken and said a prayer about being thankful. The end.

Story written by Alexia Trio 9 years old from Ocean Bay Elementary School

Myrtle Beach Wedding at The Cooper House

Kristen and Perm selected The Cooper House for their 11-11-11 wedding. Here is a video shot and produced by the curly redheaded ring bearers father that shows friends and family enjoying the festivities inside The Cooper House and dancing at the General store. Congratulations Kristen and Perm.

An Awesome Chicken Recipe

Everything that a bride has to worry about before her wedding is enough to make her pull out her hair! We a Cooper House make the decisions a lot less complicated, that’s our job, and we love it.  Last weekend we had 2 beautiful wedding. Both were unique but personalized for their guest. We have the most wonderful recipe for Chicken, it is easy to make and not that expensive.

Chicken and Pasta
2 Boneless/ skinless chicken breast
1 cup EVOO
2 gloves of garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 Table of sun dried tomatoes
6 large fresh basil leaves
Angle Hair pasta for 2
1/3 cup of  Itialan Cheese blend.

Salt and pepper chicken breast
saute in 2 T EVOO
(about 4 minutes on each side) Temp 165

In the meantime Sweat the garlic in EVOO (do not brown)
Turn EVOO down to low (Infuse the oil for 5 minutes)
Remove from heat and place the ruff chopped sun dried tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, add the basil leaves.

Boil pasta in salt and pepper and a little oil

Place the pasta in a bowl and cover with a little of the sun dried tomato oil, mix in and taste (you want to add just a little oil at a time so you do not put to much oil in dish). Don’t drown it! Julianne the chicken breast. Cover with 4 cheese.
He will remember why he loves you!

Preparing and Serving Pineapples

There are several ways to remove skin from a pineapple. The one I use when doing a fruit display for a wedding is different than how it would be cut to serve to your family.

Slicing for a fruit display:
•    Remove the top and bottom of the pineapple with a serrated knife. Set the top to the side (this can be used as a decoration for the display.
•    Place the bottom on a cutting board, using the serrated knife moving from top to bottom slice off the skin (don’t worry if all the eyes are not removed in the first pass, they will remove them later).
•    After the skin has all been removed and discarded, cut the pineapple in half and slice each half into half.
•    To remove the core: one at a time place the pineapple face down on the cutting board; cup your hand around the outside. Using the knife at a 45 degree slice down towards the inside of the pineapple.
•    Slice in to thin pieces to use on your display.

Slicing for your family:
•    Remove the top and bottom of the pineapple with a serrated knife.
•    Slice the pineapple in half and then in half again.
•    Remove any eyes for the pineapple.
•    Remove the core and cut the pineapple into cubes.

The Cooper House and Event Center offers several catering packages for weddings, parties, business lunches, and other special events that you may be considering. Please see our new menus here.

Remember… Our guests may not remember exactly what we did, or even what we said. But they will always remember the way we made them feel. And now our special touch from the kitchen.

Chef Betty

Murder on the Oriential Rug

Move over Agatha Christie! Stage Left Theater Company is about to unveil a mystery dinner show that spoofs old-fashioned whodunits, the medical profession, “female problems,” and theater folks! When half the cast of bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing …all the roles.

You’ll meet a Shakespearean actor with a drinking problem, a washed-up former child star, a bimbo with a short memory, and a hapless costumer who finds herself onstage — playing a man. During the “play within a play,” you’ll visit the exclusive clinic of Dr. Charles Ovary, renowned hot flash specialist who’s secretly treating a famous actress trying desperately to regain her youth.

You’ll get to know the doctor’s devoted but clueless wife, his passionate female protégé, the actresses’ hunky husband, a flighty French maid, a shifty handyman, and an inspector investigating the dead body on the Oriental rug.

Amber Padgett McCann

New Myrtle Beach “Coastal Cooks” School Approved





By: Becky Billingsley                                                     

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Myrtle Beach – A chef and catering hall owner received final approval Tuesday for Coastal Cooks, a new free culinary school at Street Reach Ministries in Myrtle Beach, and they need a little help to get it running.

Rita Gray and Chef Betty Bromley met when the chef had a little restaurant called Sunflower Cafe on Forestbrook Road in Myrtle Beach, which was located a short distance from The Cooper House by the Socastee Swing Bridge. The turn-of-the-century Cooper House and an adjacent general store are both on the South Carolina Register of Historic Places, and Gray, with the help of Chef Bromley, provides elegant-yet-rustic indoor and outdoor space, food and complementary amenities for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other events. Read entire article.

Welcome to the The Cooper House Blog

Welcome to our new blog created for professional and do it yourself party planners. Each month The Cooper House Marketing Team will share tips on how to plan and host your special occasion Party favors, themes, catering ideas, preparation, hosting, follow up, and more.  We will feature 3 tips per month for your consideration. Your comments and suggestions are certainly welcome, as we aim to help you create memories in a stress free environment.

The Cooper House, known for its rustic feel and historic southern hospitality is the prefect place to host special event, wedding, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, anniversary party or business meetings – The Cooper House is where special events are truly made special. Catering and event planning also available. Join us for an intimate, entertaining dinner theater performed monthly.



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This Sunday!❤️ Brides/Couples Getting Married!! ❤️

We invite you to join us for our upcoming bridal showcase on 3/13! Be sure to register to attend (don’t worry it’s free!) and you’ll be entered to win our $10k Wedding Day Giveaway! 📸 👰‍♀️ 💍 ❤️ 🥂

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