Team Building Activity: Caribbean Cuisine

Gather your group and join Chef Gustavo for this team building activity focusing on the Caribbean cuisine of Venezuela, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Start with a classic Cuban vaca frita with beef, taro root and red peppers. Next on the menu are reina pepiada arepas filled with shredded chicken, garlic and cilantro served with mofongo de maduros with plantains and white cheese. Crispy cinnamon-covered churros are for dessert. 


Vaca Frita 

A Cuban classic with beef, taro root, red peppers and olive oil sofrito

Reina Pepiada Arepas 

A Venezuelan favorite with shredded chicken, garlic, cilantro and avocado

Mofongo de Maduros 

 A traditional Puerto Rican dish with plantains and white cheese


  • Minimum Guests 6
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • 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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31 Oct 2021

Chef Gustavo is an amazing chef and teacher. Most notable is his emphasis on how the cooking experience is significant in both its flavors and connections made in the kitchen. He invites all into his kitchen as family and we could not have been more pleased with the evening.


17 Oct 2021

Excellent cooking class. In addition to great new cooking ideas and a delicious menu, I was very impressed by the focus on community and importance of sharing a meal. Thanks Chef Gustavo

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Yaqwasia T.

12 Aug 2019

I booked Fusion Date Night with Chef Gustavo for my fiance's birthday - and what an incredible experience!! Chef Gustavo is a true professional, who has years of culinary experience. He taught us many techniques and the food was absolutely delicious (I'm still dreaming about the salmon!). For dessert, we made crepes, with apples and dulce de leche, and had a blast learning to pan flip them. This is a wonderful experience that anyone would enjoy. Highly recommend. We will be booking another class soon :)

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Chef Gustavo
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As owner and executive chef of the lively and eclectic Rumba Cafe in Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan district for 20 years, Chef Gustavo has a deep love and appreciation for Latin American cuisine. He brings international inspiration from his travels through Latin America, France, Spain and the Caribbean. Chef Gustavo studied at the prestigious L'Academie de Cuisine and is available to teach cooking classes in both English and Spanish.

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