Interactive Culinary Experience

Event Details

  • Price: $75 pp; Inclusive
  • Group size: min: 10   max: 250
  • Start time: We offer flexible start times.
  • Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours

How it works

Embark on a culinary experience that brings the team together. Start with an arrival reception with hors d’oeuvres, followed by hands-on activity(s) that involve working directly with food ingredients, and finish with a delectable meal.


Ideal for team-building, the Interactive Culinary Experience brings people together through the exchange of ideas, problem-solving and teamwork. Guests learn recipes and cooking methods, make part of their meal, and/or compete in teams, depending on the particular theme and hands-on activity selected.

Current Themes

Chicago-Style Pizza: Chicago is famous for its stuffed deep dish pizza. Team up with your colleagues to build a Chicago-style pizza from scratch. Customize it based on a variety of toppings and ingredients to choose from. While your pizza is baking in the oven, fill cannolis with house-made ricotta cream as you decorate this tasty treat for dessert.

Authentic Italian: Layer noodles with the freshest ingredients of Italy to prepare lasagna, one of the region’s oldest types of pasta. Collaborate with colleagues to create a unique recipe to stand out above the rest. While your lasagna is baking in the oven, fill cannolis with house-made ricotta cream as you decorate this tasty treat for dessert.

Latin-American: Immerse yourself in Latin-American ingredients as you make salsa fresca from scratch. Roll up your sleeves as you prepare your own portion of guacamole. Work alongside your colleagues to perfect a signature recipe that will awaken your taste buds.

Mixology: Learn how to make mojitos from scratch. Muddle, mix and stir until you perfect the flavor of this traditional Cuban cocktail. Next, learn how to make sangria using the freshest ingredients. Enjoy this tasty authentic Spanish summer cocktail any time of the year.

Chili Cook-off: Take your taste buds for a flavorful ride as you stir, share and spice up your “secret” chili recipe. Show your coworkers what your chili is made of during a chili cook-off team competition like no other.

Taco Challenge: Collaborate with your colleagues to create the tastiest tacos. Select from a variety of ingredients to prepare your own tacos from scratch.


Contact a Chicago Dine-Around event planner at 312-437-3463 or [email protected] for availability and/or additional details on our packages.

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