Team Building Activity - Modern Spin on Classic Dishes

Learn how to put a modern spin on traditional dishes in this hands-on team building class with Chef Ivan.

Gather with your group to learn all about modern culinary techniques that elevate traditional, classic dishes. Together with Chef Ivan, your team will get to explore their creativity while bonding over great food in the kitchen.

You and your team will start by creating a green barley salad with a spinach pesto twist, then master the art of traditional risotto paired with espresso and a savory parmesan foam. End with a modern take on a classic dessert: ice cream made with red beets and extra virgin olive oil.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 35
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Corporate, Fun, Gourmet, Group

Reviews guests left for this experience



11 Oct 2018

We just held our team building event with Chef Ivan last night and it was one of our best dinner events. All our corporate leaders and executives had a great time. I would advise to remember to bring your bottle of wines.

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17 Sep 2023

Chef Ivan provided a great experience from start to finish. He had a beautiful set up that was clean and spacious. I appreciated his attention to hygiene, he was very knowledgeable and helpful during the courses. It was a super fun way to spend a Saturday morning! I would definitely recommend his classes and am looking forward to checking out others.



17 Sep 2023

Chef Feancesco and Chef Dona were PERFECT! We spent most of our time with Chef Francesco and he was a complete joy. Very knowledgeable about everything we cooked and was also very friendly.

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Chef Ivan’s zeal for cooking began at a very young age, leading him to attend culinary school at the ripe age of just 14. The Italian chef, who has cooked all over Europe, now lives in New York where he runs a catering company and volunteers teaching children kitchen skills. Chef Ivan focuses on Italian, French and sushi courses, and is excited to educate guests on new techniques.

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