Fight for office bragging rights and feast on chef-approved charcuterie creations with this hands-on team building activity. Chef Annie will be your expert culinary guide as everyone learns how to craft a board to make them worthy of the title of Kings and Queens of Charcuterie.
Chef Annie will start with an insightful demonstration on combining meats, cheeses and accompaniments to create a charcuterie board that looks as gourmet as it tastes. You'll also learn plating techniques like making roses out of cured meats and the proper methods to cut various kinds of cheese. Get a lesson pairing wines with your favorite meats and cheese before the competition begins. Everyone will break up into teams to compete who can craft the most visually appealing, flavor-forward board to be crowned the winner.
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 brie, gouda, Manchego, blue cheese, prosciutto, salami, fruit, vegetables, pickles, nuts, olives, jams, mustards, bread, crackers, dips and seasonal items
Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Annie
27 Jul 2022
You made our anniversary very special. Thank you sooo much very patient and fun with us. And the food was delicious fresh and amazing.
08 May 2022
Chef Annie was wonderful. She was kind, personable and informative. The food was fantastic.
Guest reviews for Chef Annie
11 Apr 2022
Chef Annie taught me how to make an amazing lemon marinade that can be used in many ways. She showed me how easy it is to make homemade sauces, marinades and dressings. She was a delight to work with and I recommend taking her class anytime you are in town!
Chef Annie became enamored with cooking at an early age, teaching herself to prepare complex dishes like duck confit as a teenager. She built a career in accounting before making the leap to culinary school to study baking and pastry arts. She began a business as a private chef while selling her own baked creations on the side. With her transition to culinary instructor, Chef Annie now brings her talents to an exciting new arena.