Team Building Activity: Competitive Charcuterie Board Crafting

Shake up your day at the office and get invigorated with this engaging team building activity. This creative culinary competition taught by Chef Doug will have your team working together to create the best charcuterie board in the room.

First, Chef Doug will teach you charcuterie basics, including how to select and plate savory meats, creamy cheeses and condiments to make the spread spectacular. Chef Doug will also provide an insightful lesson in pairing wine with cheese. With the basics in mind, the team will split up into groups and compete to build the best charcuterie board. Everyone will get an exercise in creativity and teamwork while having fun and bonding together.


All necessary utensils will be provided by the chef. The venue is required to have access to sinks nearby, tables set-up to prep and garbage containers. Chefs are able to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes in advance.

Charcuterie Board Basics and Demonstration

Chef demonstrates how to create a visually appealing charcuterie board and how to choose meats, cheeses, condiments, accompaniments, textures and more

How to Make Cured Meat Roses

Chef demonstrates how to make salami and prosciutto roses for a stunning presentation

Charcuterie Board and Wine Pairing 101

Guests may provide their own wine

Chef demonstrates what wines to pair with which meats and cheeses

Demonstrating Knife Cuts for Cheeses

With chef demonstrates how to cut various soft and hard cheeses and different presentation options

Team Charcuterie Challenge

Ingredient options include meats, cheeses, pâté, terrines, smoked or preserved fish/shellfish, fresh vegetables, olives, pickled vegetables, quails eggs, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, mayonnaise, aioli, mustards, honey, jam, spreads, nuts, crackers, breads, rolls and breadsticks

Ingredients may vary based on seasonal availability
  • Minimum Guests 15
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours

Guest reviews for Chef Doug

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Yuko S.

12 Jul 2022

So much fun and info. I am Japanese and have never made a turkey. The chef (doug) was so fun and helpful. we make Thanksgiving. I recommend!

$ 105 Per person

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Chef Doug has been cooking professionally since age 16. Through his varied career, he's been a sous chef, a caterer and a food and beverage consultant. His talent for adapting professional techniques for home chefs resulted in mastery of home cooking and stoked his passion for helping others. Now, Chef Doug shares his knack for kitchen creativity with hungry audiences who love what he's cooking up.

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