Team Building Activity: Who's the Next Iron Chef?

In this hands-on team building activity hosted by Chef Ivan, your team will engage in a riveting cooking competition to determine who's the next iron chef! First, your group will be divided into two teams. Then, each team will receive a basket with a main ingredient — pork, chicken or salmon — and two surprise ingredients that must be used. Next, the teams will put their culinary and teamwork skills to the test with one hour and 30 minutes to prepare and plate their final dishes. Throughout the challenge, Chef Ivan will be available to both teams to assist with questions about tools and techniques. After time's up, you'll share your creations!


Assortment of Bruschetta 

With tomatoes, garlic, basil, Parmesan, walnuts and pine nuts

Mystery Basket 

 With pork, chicken or salmon

Side Dishes

Ingredients may include 

 Vegetables with tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery roots or spinach 

Spices, including cumin, cilantro, curry, nutmeg, honey, sriracha and paprika 

Legumes with string beans, pinto, borlotti, chickpeas or northern beans 

Potatoes with Yukon, Idaho, baby purple or fingerling 

Fruit with oranges, figs, apples, grapes or pineapple

Tiramisu Gelato

Prepared in advance by the chef 

With heavy cream, cookies, coffee, mascarpone and cocoa

  • Minimum Guests 8
  • Maximum Guests 16
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

Classpop! Guest Reviews for other experiences with Chef Ivan or Resident Chef

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19 Jan 2024

Excellent chef!! Excellent presentation!! Had the best time!!! Enjoyed everything!!

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15 Jan 2024

I really enjoyed the class. It has definitely helped me change my approach and built my confidence in the kitchen.

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06 Jan 2024

Great experience, chefs, and atmosphere. Made LOTS of delicious sushi. Highly recommend and makes for a great gift!

$ 145 Per person

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Event location: New York

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Meet your chef

Chef Ivan began attending culinary school at the tender age of 14. His adventures in the world of food preparation took him through Europe and eventually brought him to New York, where he manages a catering company and volunteers teaching children's cooking classes. With a focus on sushi, Italian and French cuisines, Chef Ivan is always excited to share novel kitchen techniques with his guests and students.

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