Team Building Activity: Exciting Charcuterie Board Challenge

In this team building activity, Chef Juan will be your culinary guide for an exhilarating charcuterie board-making competition. Break into teams and learn how to expertly pair meats, cheeses and a tasty selection of fruits and vegetables. 


Chef Juan will also teach everyone about wine pairing, plating techniques and selecting ingredients to make a visually stunning creation with perfected flavor combinations. With their new charcuterie know-how, your team will split into groups and compete to see who can build the most impressive board in the room. It's a great exercise in creative thinking and teamwork, complete with tons of tasty bites.


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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

  • Minimum Guests 15
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours

Reviews Guests Left For Other Experiences

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Stephanie

14 Nov 2023

Food was delicious. The chef took his time to explain the processes and why we were doing them.

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Dan

19 Sep 2023

Could not more highly recommend this class! Chef Juan and Chef David were amazing, educational, entertaining/funny, and we had a blast. We were a group of 19 people, but despite our size they made it engaging and hilarious. Learned a handful of new cooking tips to bring home -and btw, the cooking tips extend beyond just guacamole and salsa; we learned some solid chopping skills and knife handling tips which will serve for years to come. 10/10 would recommend.

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Leanne

04 Jun 2023

Highly recommend! The class was fun, food was delicious, and we learned a lot of great tips about cooking from Chef Juan. The brewery venue had convenient parking and a great drink selection!

Meet your chef

Chef Juan
Chef Juan Verified chef

Chef Juan has a wide range of experience in the culinary world, including working as the Chef de Partie for a well-known American steakhouse, working as a catering director, and most recently, as a freelance chef. Chef Juan has a passion for preparing food from scratch, which he imbues into his classes with energy and insight. Always the teacher, Chef Juan's desire to create a learning environment means you can expect a comfortable, open dynamic in his classes.

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