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, 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 the while together as a team you are communicating, laughing, eating great food and creating an experience to last a lifetime.

  • Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil and Fig Jam
  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Spring Green Chopped Salad
  • Pan Seared Black Cod with Serrano Chili Vinaigrette and Rajas Con Crema Mashed Potatoes
  • Summer Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil and Fig Jam
  • Sole Francaise with Sautéed Spinach
  • Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Dijon and Herbs
  • Summer Vegetable Risotto
  • Summer Fruit Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Tuna Crostini with Capers, Tomato, Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Zucchini Blossoms or Fritters – based on availability
  • Beet Salad with Pistachio, Arugula. Mint and Feta
  • Lobster Risotto – the real deal with homemade lobster broth
  • Blueberry Crumb Bars
  • Beet Hummus with Fresh Vegetables and Pita Chips
  • Zucchini Corn 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
  • Key Lime Bars
  • Wild Mushroom Crostini with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil
  • Asparagus Twists with Arugula, Prosciutto & Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Steak with Lemon Parsley Sauce
  • Seared Salmon with Lemon Aioli
  • Summer Vegetable Risotto
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Fresh Summer Salsa and Guacamole with Chips
  • Fried Cod Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cole Slaw
  • Mexican Chopped Salad
  • Ancho Chili and Coffee Rubbed Steak Crostini with Garlic Lime Butter
  • Tequila Watermelon Granita
  • Sun-dried Tomato Dip with Vegetables and Pita Chips
  • Steak Crostini with Lemon Parsley Sauce
  • Mixed Greens with Goat Cheese Medallions and Cranberries
  • Braised Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables
  • Creamy Polenta
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Dipping Sauce
  • Lemon and Oregano Grilled Chicken and Shrimp
  • Spring Risotto with Asparagus, Edamame and Peas
  • Arugula and Spinach Salad with Culinary Works House Dressing
  • Grilled Garlic Bread
  • Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Brooke Nachos
  • Avocado Tomatillo Dip with Organic Chips
  • Cedar Plank Spice Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Onion Relish
  • Chicken Tomatillo – tender chicken with tangy tomatillo sauce
  • Yellow Rice with Black Beans
  • Cinnamon Spiced Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Brooke Nachos
  • Sashimi Tuna with Lime, Cilantro and Serrano Chili
  • Mexican Braised Chicken with Cilantro Relish
  • Black Beans and Rice
  • Seasonal Chopped Mexican Salad with Cumin Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
  • Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Ganache
  • Italian Tuna Crostini with Capers, Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil
  • Green and Yellow Wax Bean Salad with Walnuts, Red Onion, Bacon and Gorgonzola
  • Grilled NY Strip Steak and Grilled Swordfish with Fresh Italian Tomato Salsa
  • Grilled Herb Garlic Bread
  • Summer Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Grilled Caesar Salad  
  • Ancho & Chile Coffee Rubbed Steak with Lime Butter 
  • Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad with Orzo and Herb Pesto
  • Grilled Garlic Bread
  • Spiced Salmon on Cedar Planks with Cilantro Onion Relish 
  • Mixed Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

*supplemental charges may apply


  • 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
  • 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.
  • Our team had 'THE BEST' time together cooking and eating and being silly!
    Margaret W.
  • 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
  • I took your wonderful Holiday Appetizers Class with Dawn M. a couple of weeks ago and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it! Over Christmas my daughter and I made the apple and brie crostini, the sirloin steak with blue cheese butter, and the chocolate peanut butter bars. All 3 were simply delicious! I can't wait to try the other recipes.

    Lisa P.
  • Our global compliance and privacy team had a great time at Culinary Works on Wednesday evening. Everyone complimented our corporate team on the overall event, venue and all were delighted with the instructional cooking techniques and being a chef for an evening. You and your team did a great job! Food items were delicious and everyone is requesting the electronic recipes so when time permits I hope you can send them along to me with the group photo that James took. Appreciate all that you and your team did to make for a very successful and fun event!

    Diane R. Allegra Senior Compliance Associate, Booking Holdings Inc.
Culinary Works, Julia Deane, Corporate Cooking Events, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Julia Deane, Corporate Cooking Events, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Julia Deane, Corporate Cooking Events, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Julia Deane, Corporate Cooking Events, Cooking Classes
Culinary Works, Julia Deane, Corporate Cooking Events, Cooking Classes
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
  • 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


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