Team Building Activity: The Ultimate Italian Cooking Competition

Increase communication and collaboration with a fun and challenging team building cooking class guided by a professional chef. Your team will face off in a Top Chef-inspired competition for the best looking and tasting Italian dishes. 

They will begin with a fresh bruschetta crostini with pine nuts, tomatoes and herbs. Next, teams will be given a mystery basket with different types of meat to cook-off a delightful and savory main dish, complete with a variety of side options like seasonal vegetables. Teams will wrap up with a rich tiramisu gelato in place of celebratory champagne in the ultimate cook-off for best cooks in the office. 


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: Tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, celery roots or spinach

Spices: Cumin, cilantro, curry, nutmeg, honey, Sriracha and paprika

Legumes: String beans, pinto, borlotti, chickpeas or northern beans

Potatoes: Yukon, idaho, baby purple or fingerling

Fruit: Oranges, figs, apples, grapes or pineapple

Tiramisu Gelato

Prepared in advance by the chef

With heavy cream, cookies, coffee, mascarpone and cocoa

  • Minimum Guests 10
  • Maximum Guests 20
  • 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.

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18 Mar 2024

We booked a cooking class through Classpop and had such a great time learning to cook! The place had a parking lot so parking wasn’t a problem. We loved that after the cooking class, we were giving enough time to enjoy our food and even had leftovers to bring home. 10/10 recommend! Thanks for making my partner’s birthday so memorable!

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18 Feb 2024

Extremely disappointed. I was promised that gnocchi would be taught, which was the entire reason why we purchased this class. Chef Roddy confirmed the day before the class that we would be taught how to make gnocchi. Not only were we not, but when I messaged chef Roddy about our disappointment he never responded. Shows his true character. I don’t recommend this class.

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25 Jan 2024

Had a wonderful time making pasta, and learn some tricks of the trade. I made pasta, I ate pasta, I had a wonderful time.

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Event location: San Francisco

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Meet your chef

Having grown up in a family of professional bakers, Chef Roddy has harbored a love for the culinary arts all his life. With a background in business, Chef Roddy's hard work and ingenuity helped him open a successful Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, and he's even published a cookbook. With plenty of know-how, boundless passion and a creative flair, Chef Roddy has lots to share with hungry foodies who want to learn.

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