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.

Classpop! Guest Reviews for other experiences with Chef Roddy or Resident Chef

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29 May 2023

We had the best time at our Recreate the Flavors of Latin America cooking class! Jarlien & Chef Albert were the best! There were 5 in our group and from the moment we stepped in Jarlien greeted us with a big smile and let us know what was in store for us during the class. We made guacamole, cilantro lime rice, shrimp skewers, corn tortilla chips, Chimichurri sauce, steak and at the end of our meal we had a beautiful flan. We chose to be "hands on" ( you have the option to watch the Chef or be "hands on"). We each took turns chopping, cooking, barbequeing, etc. Two of our friends celebrated their birthday at this class and said it was a 5 star experience. We all agreed! Thank you again Jarlien & Chef Albert!

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03 Apr 2023

Mr. Salvador was very nice to learn from and work with, we enjoyed the class!

Outside Reviews for Chef Roddy or Resident Chef

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Bridget B.

21 Oct 2022

We loved our class with Chef Roddy! He was so welcoming and the space was perfect. We had so much fun learning new techniques and he kept us engaged the entire time. I highly recommend this class to anyone that wants to develop their culinary skills and enjoy a night out!

$ 149 Per person

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Event location: San Francisco

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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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