I think you all know this by now, but the people here at Culinary Crafts love food. I mean, really, truly LOVE food. And you know what? We believe that a lot of you out there share this love of good food. So, when we are asked to innovate some new experiences for events, of course we wanted to elevate our shared love of food into something even more amazing. Enter Chef Experiences! Basically, these are 'Chopped' style competitions to build teams, learn new skills, and have a great time! We recently hosted one of these events at the GORGEOUS Big Moose Yacht Club - and I can't wait to show you the pics! Side note, if you want to check out this venue in real life, we are hosting our Harvest Pop Up Restaurant here on October 6th. You can get your tickets here. Now, check out this awesome event!
Isn't the Big Moose Yacht Club beautiful? We absolutely love this venue and we so excited to host this novel experience in such a great space!
As you can see, we set up each team's station with their ingredient kit, a stock set of kitchen tools, and dishes to plate the final creation. We were so excited to get started on this fun evening!
The ingredient kit! We really wanted to focus on local foods so we used local Beehive Cheeses, local heirloom tomatoes and corn, plus other farm fresh produce and some sauces to mix it up! Looks like the start of something yummy, I tell you!
Some items in our specialty tool kit, because you never know when you'll need to julienne something! :)
Of course, we had a fully stocked 'pantry' where teams could come to get items to round out their dishes. Of course, we stocked more local favorites like Amano Chocolate and Slide Ridge Honey Wine Vinegar!
Another surprise? Lavender Brittle as a basket item - totally different and unexpected!
Our pantry was also fully stocked with herbs, spices, and grains!
How pretty is this live wood edged table? Loved it for the teams to settle in after the competition to eat the final menu!
Of course, our staff was on hand to inspire and help (or maybe scheme?!) with the teams if they needed!
Lastly, I love this picture of our very own Kaleb Crafts, who was the emcee for the evening! We absolutely loved this event and the energy and excitement from the guests was infectious! I definitely think this is a great idea for any one looking for a unique and memorable event activity - whether it be for a family party, corporate event, or even an intimate rehearsal dinner!
We hope this inspires you to think outside of the box and shake up your events with an activity that is totally new! Happy planning, everyone!
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