Team Building Activity: Creative Charcuterie Board Competition

Invite your team to a creative team building activity in charcuterie board decorating. Chef Esh-Marie will guide your team in learning how to create beautiful and delicious displays with premium meats, cheeses and accompaniments to pair with their favorite wines. 

Your team will discover how to craft stunning cured meat roses to pair with the best soft and hard cheeses. After Chef Esh-Marie’s intriguing presentation, your team will break off into smaller groups and put their new skills to the test. Each team will compete for the most attractive and delicious charcuterie board in the room!


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 35
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours

Outside Reviews for Chef Esh-Marie

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Jill M.

08 Jul 2022

Chef Esh-Marie was a joy & delight to have in our kitchen! We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner that she prepared for us.

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Chef Esh-Marie
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A native of Northern California, Chef Esh-Marie has built a robust career curating dining experiences and sharing cooking techniques. With over a decade of experience in the catering industry, she is adept at creating impressive menus and pairing wine with foods. Chef Esh-Marie even has her own food and wine-pairing business which is her true passion. There is lots to learn from Chef Esh-Marie, and she is excited to share her know-how!

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