Private parties and team-building events are a big deal at the Culinary Classroom. In fact, one of the first events I ever hosted here was a team-building cooking party for a flavor and fragrance-making corporation named Givaudan. Because of the specialty of the company, I wanted it to be a cooking experience that encouraged the group to think creatively about flavors and how to pair them. Since that first night, team-building events have become a frequent feature in my calendar. From small law firms to subdivisions of multinationals like Disney and Dreamworks, all kinds of companies and offices have sent groups of employees to me to learn important skills about communication and decision-making and have the opportunity to build friendships that might not have formed in the busy office environment.
In the kitchen we make tasty but simple dishes. Rather than making something like a beef short rib that requires hours of waiting around, I design menus that are hands-on and instill a spirit of camaraderie – making homemade pasta is always a great crowd pleaser.
Team-building events are not the only private parties I host. Occasions like birthdays and anniversaries are also popular times for families and friends to get together, make a delicious meal and not have to worry about who is going to do the washing up! There is a selection of packages and menus to choose from or I can help you design a menu to cater to your group. I’ve had sushi fans arrive for sushi making parties with jugs of Sake and we recently had a family of Australians take over the kitchen to wrap up a weekend of wedding celebrations.
December and January are busy months for private events with families getting together for the holidays and companies planning their holiday office parties so if you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate this season, the Culinary Classroom is just the place for you!
Learn more about Private Parties and Team-Building events HERE or call me at 310 470 2640 to discuss your event personally.