With over 16 years of experience, Culinary Works has perfected the recipe for truly memorable corporate team building activities. Our hands-on cooking classes encourage team bonding and improve communication in a relaxed, informal setting – the perfect venue for mingling and natural conversation flow.

These events are perfect for internal team building or client entertaining in a dynamic, social experience. The kitchen is a familiar environment for all participants to feel comfortable and happy. We work with any type of group from – executives, small groups, small companies, management teams, sales, marketing, human resources, any group that is ready to cook, create, bond and share delicious food together.


Our menu collection features fresh seasonal ingredients to suit your event. Learn new knife skills, how to properly sear, properly season, and even hone your grilling skills. All while together as a team you are communicating, laughing, eating great food, and creating an experience to last a lifetime.


  • Butternut Squash Soup with Cider Cream GF
  • Steak Crostini with Lemon Parsley Sauce and Blue Cheese Butter
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Sautéed Hearty Greens with Garlic and Olive Oil V GF
  • Mushroom Risotto V
  • Pumpkin Mousse with Toffee Candy Crunch
  • Apple & Brie Crostini with Honey Thyme Glaze
  • Herb Breaded Shrimp with Lemon, Cannellini Bean & Arugula
  • Tender Braised Chicken Pieces with Apricots, Sage and Wine V GF
  • Creamy Polenta V GF
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Apple Crostini with Brie and Honey Thyme Glaze V
  • Warm Butternut Squash Salad with Cider Vinaigrette GF
  • Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Dijon and Herbs GF
  • Rosemary Scallion Crusted Rack of Lamb
  • Roasted Tomatoes V GF
  • Potato and Parsnip Puree V GF
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Butternut Squash Soup with Chili Creama & Pepitas V GF
  • Tequila Braised Beef with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes and Jalapeño Creama Drizzle GF
  • Hearty Greens Salad with Apples, Glazed Pecans and Cranberries V GF
  • Seared Scallops with Chorizo, Cauliflower Puree and Serrano-Cilantro Oil  GF
  • Cranberry Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

* supplemental costs may apply

  • Tuna Poke GF
  • Fall Harvest Chopped Salad V GF
  • Seared Cod with Chorizo and Tomato Saffron Sauce GF
  • Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes
  • Toffee Nut Apple Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce
  • Steamed Mussels with White Wine GF
  • Arugula, Spinach and Radicchio Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette V GF
  • Sole Francaise with Lemon and Parsley
  • Oven Baked Citrus and Herb Chicken GF
  • Crispy Baked Macaroni and Cheese V
  • Apple and Pear Crisp with Cinnamon Whip Cream
  • Lemon Herb Hummus with  Fresh Vegetables and Pita Chips V GF
  • Zucchini Fritters with Feta and Dill 
  • Steak Crostini with Goat Cheese and Mediterranean Herb Oil
  • Pan Seared Black Sea Bass with Cauliflower, Fennel Potato Puree, Herb Oil & Bacon Crumbles  GF
  • Herbaceous Lemon Bars
  • Steak Crostini with our Signature Lemon & Parsley Sauce
  • Spinach, Arugula & Kale Salad with Apples, Pepitas and Sunflowers Seeds V
  • Crunchy Oven Baked Chicken (GF alternative)
  • Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Gravy V
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette GF V
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Brooke Nacho  GF  V
  • Avocado Tomatillo Dip with Organic Chip  GF  V
  • Cedar Plank Spice Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Onion Relish  GF
  • Chicken Tomatillo – tender chicken with tangy tomatillo sauce
  • Yellow Rice with Black Bean. GF  V
  • Cinnamon Spiced Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Sun-dried Tomato Dip with Vegetables and Pita Chips V GF
  • Steak Crostini with Lemon Parsley Sauce
  • Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese Medallions and Cranberries V GF
  • Braised Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Creamy Polenta V GF
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Spicy Guacamole Dip GF V/li>
  • Spicy Sashimi Tuna Nachos GF
  • Seasonal Chopped Mexican Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette GF V
  • Mexican Braised Chicken with Cilantro Onion Relish GF
  • Black Beans and Rice GF V
  • Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Ganache
  • Wild Mushroom Crostini with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil
  • Asparagus Twists with Arugula, Prosciutto & Lemon Vinaigrette GF
  • Grilled Steak with Lemon Parsley Sauce GF
  • Seared Salmon with Lemon Caper Aioli GF
  • Risotto of the Day V GF
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Crab Cakes over Greens with Remoulade Sauce
  • Beef Shepherd’s Pie
  • Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie GF V
  • Green Beans with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette GF V
  • Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting
  • Steamed Edamame GF V
  • Vegetarian Pot Stickers V
  • Ground Pork Pot Stickers
  • Cedar Plank Salmon with Soy Ginger Glaze
  • Miso Marinated Steak
  • Coconut Rice GF V
  • Braised Baby Bok Choy with Garlic GF V
  • Chocolate Pot de Crème
  • Chili Lime Cashews V GF
  • Spicy Roasted Shrimp with Chermoula Dipping Sauce V
  • Spiced Cauliflower with Curried Yogurt Sauce V GF
  • Moroccan Chicken Stew with Chickpeas GF
  • Basmati Rice with Almonds and Dried Fruit V GF
  • Lemon Bars
  • French Onion Soup
  • Caesar Salad
  • Crab Stuffed Filet of Sole GF
  • Pan Seared Steak with Mushroom Wine Sauce GF
  • Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower V GF
  • Stuffed Baked Potatoes V GF
  • Brownies with Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Ice Cream

* supplemental costs may apply

  • Fried Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce V 
  • Herb Breaded Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Arugula
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Saffron Risotto Milanese V GF
  • Green Beans Shallot Vinaigrette V GF
  • Chocolate Espresso Pot de Creme
  • Pan Fried Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Aioli V
  • Sweet Potato Bisque with Orange Ginger Crema V GF
  • Sautéed Kale with Spicy Crispy Breadcrumb Topping V GF
  • Creamy Polenta with Crispy Mushrooms V GF
  • Cider Braised Chicken with Pancetta & Leeks GF
  • Pumpkin Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar

*supplemental charges may apply

GF – Gluten Free
V – Vegetarian


  • Julia, Katherine and the CW Crew - Thank you so very much for the FLAWLESS event you crafted for us last night. Our company personnel and clients alike could not stop raving about the food, the fun cooking instruction and the overall "casual, fun vibe" of the night. You and your crew were so professional and upbeat, and kept the night flowing along at a good pace. It was our first event with you and will clearly not be our last. Thank you again for such a successful evening! Sincerely, NS Capital LLC, Stamford, CT
    NS Capital LLC
  • My team LOVED, LOVED, LOVED last night!  Thank you for making it so fun and special.  I cannot believe I underestimated the alcohol! I look forward to future team events, which I will be participating in!  This looks amazingly fun, I completely missed out.

    Ursula Datto
  • Hello Julia, Thank you again for such a wonderful evening. We’ve received rave reviews for both the experience as well as the food. You and your team did an outstanding job! Thank you. We’re looking forward to receiving the photos and recipes! Kind Regards, Carol L. Hammer

    Carol Chief of Staff Xerox Corporation
  • Had a corporate event with Culinary Works. It was a blast. We all had a blast, learned something and ate some great food. Highly recommended!
    Rich S.
  • We all had a really good time and your team was excellent. They made us feel very comfortable (even for those of us who are less comfortable in the kitchen!) and encouraged a fun atmosphere.

    Sarah E. Murray, Esq. Broder & Orland LLC
  • Thank you so much for a fun evening at Culinary Works; I have been getting compliments all morning! It was the perfect team-building night and the food was outstanding. Please send our appreciation to Wanda, James and Evelyn as well. They were warm & welcoming and so helpful to our Shoreline crew.

    Lindsay Kollar Shoreline Pools
  • Thank you so much for such a great event last night. The team loved preparing the food, receiving lessons on proper kitchen techniques, and most importantly - the food! Wanda and you really helped create such a wonderful team experience. We are looking forward to receiving the recipes so we can try and recreate them.

    Laura Macaluso Indeed
Culinary Works, Julia Deane, Corporate Cooking Events, Cooking Classes


  • Location: DEANE, Inc. Stamford (conveniently located off I-95 exit 9), or New Canaan (right next to the train station)
  • Flexible start time (daytime or evening!)
  • We use top quality appliances and tools from Sub Zero, Wolf, La Cornue, Wusthof knives, and All-Clad cookware
  • Groups are broken up into roughly 3-5 person teams, based off total attendance
  • Events last approximately last 3-4 hours
  • The event format is hands-on, very casual, dynamic and social
  • We can work with dietary restrictions as needed.
  • We have the ability to use multiple cooking stations for larger groups
  • We can provide wine tastings from Scout & Cellars, perfectly paired with your event’s menu.
  • Guest hosts can provide their own alcoholic beverages
  • We provide aprons to use during the event, along with food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • After the event, each guest will be provided with a digital recipe packet and photo portfolio



All deposits are non-refundable.


The menus change seasonally. Anything that has been switched out is here and doesn’t have to be redone.

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  • Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil and Fig Jam
  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette GF
  • Spring Green Chopped Salad GF V
  • Pan Seared Black Cod with Serrano Chili Vinaigrette and Rajas Con Crema Mashed Potatoes GF V
  • Summer Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Dipping Sauce V
  • Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken and Shrimp GF
  • Spring Risotto with Asparagus, Edamame and Peas GF 
  • Arugula and Spinach Salad with Culinary Works House Dressing GF V
  • Grilled Garlic Bread V
  • Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Fresh Summer Salsa and Guacamole with Chips V
  • Fried Cod Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cole Slaw GF V
  • Mexican Chopped Salad GF V
  • Ancho Chili and Coffee Rubbed Steak Crostini with Garlic Lime Butter
  • Tequila Watermelon Granita GF V
  • Roasted Beet Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese, Pistachios & Honey
  • Butternut Squash Salad with Arugula, Spinach, Parmesan Cheese & Cider Vinaigrette V GF
  • Rosemary Scallion Crusted Rack of Lamb
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes V GF
  • Roasted Tomatoes with Feta, Olives & Pine Nuts V
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse
  • Roasted Shrimp with Italian Salsa Verde GF
  • Mixed Green Salad with Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese Coins V
  • Butternut Squash Lasagna V
  • Grilled New York Strip Steak GF
  • Sautéed Onions and Garlic V
  • Roasted Peppers, Hot and Sweet V
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Meat & Cheese & Veggie Board, Antipasti
  • Italian Garden Salad with Vinaigrette GF
  • Ricotta, Kale & Mushroom Toast V
  • Italian Beef Ragu GF
  • Baked Polenta with Fontina V GF
  • Maple Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots and Parsnips V GF
  • Cannoli Chips with Chocolate Chips & Dip
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Bacon Crumbles GF
  • Steak Crostini with Lemon Parsley Sauce
  • Skillet Chicken with Mustard Wine Sauce
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts 
  • Mushroom Risotto V
  • Roasted Winter Fruit with Ginger Syrup and Crunchy Crumbles V
  • Italian Tuna Crostini with Capers, Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil
  • Green and Yellow Wax Bean Salad with Walnuts, Red Onion, Bacon and Gorgonzola GF
  • Grilled NY Strip Steak and Grilled Swordfish with Fresh Italian Tomato Salsa GF
  • Grilled Herb Garlic Bread
  • Summer Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Tuna Crostini with Capers, Tomato, Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zucchini Blossoms or Fritters – based on availability V
  • Beet Salad with Pistachio, Arugula. Mint and Feta GF V
  • Lobster Risotto – the real deal with homemade lobster broth GF
  • Blueberry Crumb Bars
  • Grilled Caesar Salad GF V
  • Ancho & Chile Coffee Rubbed Steak with Lime Butter GF
  • Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad with Orzo and Herb Pesto
  • Grilled Garlic Bread
  • Spiced Salmon on Cedar Planks with Cilantro Onion Relish GF
  • Mixed Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Steak Crostini with our Signature Lemon & Parsley Sauce
  • Spinach, Arugula & Kale Salad with Apples, Pepitas & Sunflowers Seeds V GF
  • Sauteed Lemon Chicken with Artichokes
  • Mashed Potatoes with Basil Pesto Swirl V GF
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread V
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Homemade Hummus of the Season V GF
  • Shrimp with Feta, Tomatoes, Lemon and Herbs GF
  • Grilled Lamb Loin over Hummus and Fresh Herb Salad GF
  • Greens with Potatoes and Olive Oil V GF
  • Chopped Green Beans with Lemon and Olive Oil V GF
  • Gluten Free Orange Polenta Cake V GF
  • Pumpkin Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar
  • Guacamole Trio (Mango Habanero V, Blue Cheese, Bacon, & Chipotle and Corn, Cojita, & Chipotle V) GF
  • Vegetarian Tortilla Soup  GF V
  • Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce  GF
  • Vegetable Enchiladas with Kale and Mushrooms  GF  V
  • Rice and Beans  GF  V
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate  GF  V
  • Baked Brie, Pear & Walnut Cups V GF
  • Sautéed Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce
  • Blue Crab or Spinach Stuffed Filet of Sole GF
  • Herb White & Wild Rice Pilaf with Parsley, Scallions & Cranberries V GF
  • Sautéed Green Beans with Brown Butter & Toasted Almonds V GF
  • Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar
  • Roasted Mushroom, Sautéed Kale, & Ricotta Toast  V
  • Brussel Sprout Salad with Warm Cider Bacon Vinaigrette  GF
  • Spiced Up Braised Beef Short Ribs  GF
  • Creamy Cheesy Polenta V GF
  • Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting


Please note that these menu options are an additional $10 per person.


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