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Cooking Classes

Culinary Challenges

Culinary Challenges are cocktail style events with a casual and lighter program, but packed with all the fun, excitement and of course great food. Upon arrival your group will slip on chef hats and aprons and be divided into teams that will compete in a fun food-themed challenge against the clock and each other to be crowned the grand challenge champion. 

Executive Chef's corporate team building activities begin with a demonstration by our professional chefs of the culinary skills necessary to tackle the challenge and then the challenge begins! And of course, when the challenge is over everyone is invited to taste each teams creations.

FAVORITE CULINARY CHALLENGES

  • Spanish Tapas 

  • Southwest Salsa Challenge (Pairs well with a Salsa dancing class)

  • Party Bites 

  • Chili Cook-Off

  • Ace of Cakes  (Cupcakes, Cookies, Gingerbread House)

       and many more

Let us know what you're looking for and we can create and customize anything for you (Soup & Salad, Sandwich, BBQ Sauce, etc...)

 

Culinary challenges can also be paired with a thematic buffet meal  for an additional cost and beverage services provided by one of our beverage catering partners. 

PRICING

Our culinary challenge programs are priced between $80 to $95 per guest and includes  hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, standing cocktail reception, and trophies for each member of the winning team.

Additional charges include a 20% production fee, venue, alcoholic beverages, and party rentals. Pricing does not include a sit-down meal. Thematic meal can be added at an additional cost.

  • SF Bay Area: 15 guests minimum

  • Dallas, So Cal and Seattle: 30 guests minimum

  • Rest of country: 50 guests minimum

Iron Chef

In this friendly culinary competititon guests are welcomed by an executive reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Guests then slip on chef hats and aprons and are divided into teams each of which will whip up (with the guidance of our fun and talented chefs) a three course meal in a fun head-to-head competition. to be crowned the evening’s cook-off champion. Teams have access to an extensive pantry and large table of fresh produce and ingredients, giving everyone an empty canvas to be creative and try exciting new ideas  

Once the cooking is finished everyone is invited to sit down, relax, and enjoy their culinary creations as the Emcee reveals the winning team and guests are awarded trophies. When the evening is over, each guest leaves with new cooking skills, a full belly, and memories of a great time in the company of new friends.

MENU

Each team works with its chef to design and cook a multi-course menu from scratch at our cooking competition events, so the final dishes that will be served will vary, but will always consist of the following courses:

  • seasonal salad course

  • entree course: protein* plus vegetable and/or starch side, prepared by guests during the competition.

  • tasty decadent dessert course

*Protein Options:

Basic competition protien is bonless skinless chicken breast. Custom and additional options are listed below;

  • Vegetarian: All menus include vegetarian and special dietary options

  • Beef: Strip, Flank or Skirt Steak (+$)

  • Specialty: Seafood, Filet of Beef (+$)

  • Combination: Both Beef and Chicken Options (+$)


Let us know in advance of any dietary restrictions and food allergies your guests may have and we'll make special arrangements to ensure that these folks are well taken care of and, of course, well fed.

PRICING

Our signature cooking competitions are priced at $110 per guest and includes hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, 3-course sit-down banquet meal, and trophies for each member of the winning team.

Additional charges include a 20% production fee, venue, alcoholic beverages, and party rentals.

  • SF Bay Area and Dallas Area: 15 guests or $2,900 minimum

  • So Cal and Seattle: 30 guests minimum

  • Rest of country: 50 guests minimum

Our cooking classes are a fantastic way to bring your team closer together, celebrate achievements, or just let off some steam. 

In this casual and fun event guests will work together to create a delicious multi course meal while learning the secrets to a new cuisine, all with the guidance of our fun(ny!) and talented chefs. 

 

Once the cooking is finished everyone is invited to sit down, relax, and enjoy their culinary creations. Each guest will leave with newfound culinary abilities, a full belly, and memories of a great time in the company of new and old friends...the rest is culinary history.

FAVORITE COOKING CLASSES

  • Spanish Tapas 

  • Mediterranean Cruise

  • Party Bites (Cocktail-Style)

  • South American Flavors

 

PRICING

Our cooking classes are priced from $85 to $110 per guest including hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, instruction from our team of professional chefs, chef hats, and use of Executive Chef aprons,

Additional charges include a 20% production fee, venue, alcoholic beverages, and party rentals.

  • SF Bay Area: 15 guests minimum

  • Dallas, So Cal and Seattle: 50 guests minimum

  • Rest of country: 50 guests minimum