Cooking Brings Everyone Together
For teams looking for some friendly competition, we offer various cooking challenges.
We can also add a challenge component to a cooking class or let us know what you're looking for and we can customize anything for you.
Cooking classes and challenges provide a great bonding experience for your team and business.
Catering, wine/beer, wine pairing or craft cocktail making can be added to your event.
Cost per person varies depending on activity options, catering, any party rentals required or special requests.
Events can be held at a residence, company, hotel, venue or we can host events at
The Hood Kitchen Space located in Costa Mesa.
Or HOST A VIRTUAL CULINARY COMPETITION via ZOOM
Chopped | Mystery Basket Competition
Our version of the popular TV series is an ultimate culinary challenge to see who can stand the heat in the kitchen.
Prior to your event, you will select a culinary theme for your competition (Asian, Italian, Mexican, American, etc).
Your group will be divided into teams and each team will work together to create a meal to include an entree and 2 side dishes. They will start with a brainstorming session strategizing their menu based on items in their mystery basket and ingredients available based on the theme.
Mystery baskets include protein, seasonal vegetable and starch items and teams will have access to herbs, spices, and other pantry items.
Once the menu has been decided upon, team members will delegate tasks and work together to create a delicious meal in 90 minutes.
Judging will based on creativity, presentation and taste. Judges can either be members of the participating company or event staff.
The competition is followed by a sit down meal featuring dishes created by the teams.
Salsa and/or Sangria Showdown
In this fun activity, teams will be challenged with creating their own signature brand of salsa and/or sangria to market.
Each team will have a designated table with cutting boards, utensils and supplies and have access to ingredients to
create their own unique recipes.
Next, the teams will develop their name, logo and a jingle and judged on creativity, presentation and taste.
Judges can either be members of the participating company or event staff.
Approximate length: 1 - 1.5 hours, depending on activity and team size
Chili Cook - Off
This heated competition will get your teams working together to create the Best Chili Ever!
Each team will have a designated table with portable stoves, supplies and have access to ingredients to create
their own unique chili recipe.