Team Building Activity: Lively Pasta-Making Competition

Ignite the spirit of competition as you learn to put your own spin on rich Italian dishes in this team building activity with Chef Desmond. Your team will get hands-on as they craft a traditional Italian meal, learning tricks of the trade all the way. 

Break up into small groups and begin by making a juicy tomato and basil bruschetta before the main event. Excitement will rise as groups come together to craft their own pasta dough, shape it and serve it in a sauce of their own unique creation. Dishes will be judged on creative flair, presentation and overall taste. In the end, everyone will get to enjoy plenty of pasta and sweet lemon-y desserts. Your team will thank you later!


Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

With fresh bread and cheese

Homemade Pasta and Sauce

Ingredients may include assorted cheese, eggs, cream, sweet Italian sausage, bacon, pancetta, chicken and salmon

Lemon Curd Napoleons

With sugar, butter, phyllo dough and fresh raspberries

  • Minimum Guests 13
  • Maximum Guests 24
  • 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.

Guest reviews for Chef Desmond

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Sierra Erickson

09 Dec 2021

Chef Desmond was always so knowledgeable about the techniques and ingredients used in lab. He was an inspiration to learn from and always provided the right environment to be creative and grow in.

$ 149 Per person

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Chef Desmond
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Chef Desmond loves using inventive methods to teach others about food and nutrition. He’s even created educational rap lyrics on the subject! He holds a master's degree in nutritional studies from Cambridge, has co-created several textbooks and is currently working his own cookbook. He’s also been featured in print and television, including "Best Leftovers Ever" on Netflix. Chef Desmond is excited to share his creative energy with aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

Event location: Philadelphia

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