There are a few ways to start cooking: by throwing a dinner party, by tapping on the “start a party” button or while selecting a recipe by tapping on the “recipe” button on your tablet.
For a dinner party, you begin by inviting people from around the neighborhood. Then you need to select dishes, choose the desired food bags and then you’re ready to cook! When choosing a dish, keep in mind that your guests might have specific food preferences. Some are definitely more picky than others!
You can also start your recipe without guests to increase your Dish Mastery. It’s a good way to practice the dish as well, but you do not receive any rewards. This can only be done by throwing a dinner party.