“It’s all in the experience”

Private Cooking Parties

Once again the party is in the kitchen, the action, the smells, the food, and the laughter – a Private Event with Culinary Works. Our kitchen is yours and our goal is to create a fun night for everyone, to improve their cooking skills and try out new recipes.

Choose from our Current Private Event Menus below or our Previous Menu Collections. Alternatively, we can create a custom menu together! Our Private Cooking Parties are hands-on, we focus on cooking techniques (pan-searing, sautéing, grilling, seasoning) and knife skills (how to chop an onion, garlic). All designed to make you a better cook in the kitchen with simple tips and tricks. If you want to socialize with your friends, eat great food, and earn new kitchen knowledge then we have the perfect recipe for you.

Private Events

You invite the guests, whether it is friends, family, neighbors, or a combination, an entertaining evening of cooking, dining, and laughing is in store for you. We host parties for birthdays, book clubs, showers, social groups, non-profits, preschools, or charity organizations. With our help, the showroom will be yours to enjoy and create an unforgettable event.

About Our Private Events

  • Location: DEANE, Inc. Stamford (conveniently located off I-95 exit 9)
  • Flexible start time (daytime or evening!)
  • 8 person min Mon-Thurs/10 person min Fri-Sun
  • We use top quality appliances and tools from Sub Zero, Wolf, La Cornue, Wusthof knives, and All-Clad cookware
  • Events approximately last 3-4 hours
  • The event format is hands-on, very casual, fun, 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 the food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • After the event, each guest will be provided with a digital recipe packet and photo portfolio

Choose Your Menu

  • 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
  • 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
  • Crab Cakes over Greens with Remoulade Sauce
  • Beef Shepherd’s Pie
  • Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
  • Green Beans with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting
  • Steak, Chicken, Chorizo, Cauliflower and Peppers
  • Romesco Sauce
  • Chimichurri Sauce
  • Arugula and Kale Salad with Chick Peas, Manchego, Marcona Almonds and Cherries in Smokey Vinaigrette
  • Grilled Country Bread
  • Peaches and Blueberries with Granola and Whipped Cream
  • Guacamole Trio GF  (Mango Habanero V, Blue Cheese Bacon, Chipotle Corn and Cotija V)
  • Roasted Beet Salad with Shredded Kale, Pepitas, Lime Juice and Queso Fresco V GF
  • Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce GF
  • Vegetarian Enchiladas with Kale and Mushrooms V GF
  • Black Beans and Rice V GF
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate
  • 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
  • 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
  • Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil and Fig Jam
  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette GF
  • Spring Green Chopped Salad V GF
  • Pan Seared Black Cod with Serrano Chili Vinaigrette and Rajas Con Crema Mashed Potatoes V GF
  • Summer Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Choose one or two – One Pot Dishes (vegetarian options available)
    • Moroccan Chicken Stew – Vegetarian Option
    • Creamy Chicken and Rice
    • Lobster Risotto – Corn and Zucchini Risottto
    • Chicken and Summer Vegetable Stew – Vegetarian Option
    • Nantucket Fisherman’s Stew
    • Summer Lettuce Chopped Salad with Vinaigrette
    • Warm Crunchy Bread
    • Chocolate Sheet Cake for a Crowd

Planning a fun appetizer party – choose your favorites from below and we can help you customize your party.  Seasonal dessert to be included.

  • Butternut Squash and Apple Fritters with Spicy Maple Crema V
  • Broccoli Rabe Toast with White Beans and Ricotta Cheese V
  • Spinach, Kale, Apple Salad with Pepitas and Glazed Pecans V GF
  • Chili Spiced Chicken and Shrimp with Avocado Crema GF
  • Seared Tuna with Italian Salsa Verde
  • Homemade Hummus of the Season V GF
  • Asparagus Twist with Arugula and Prosciutto GF
  • Steak Crostini with our Signature Lemon Parsley Sauce
  • Pan Fried Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Lemon Aioli V
  • Brooke Nachos V GF
  • Spicy Tuna Nachos
  • Wild Mushroom Crostini with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil V
  • Fall Harvest Chopped Salad with Butternut Squash and Apples V GF
  • Mediterranean Steak Crostini with Goat Cheese
  • Sautéed Kale and Mushroom Toast V
  • Potato Skin Bar V GF
  • Drunken Shrimp with Crunchy Bread
  • Avocado Tomatillo Dip with Organic Tortilla Chips V GF
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, Nuts and Cheese V GF
  • Spicy Peanut Ginger and Cucumber Cups V GF
  • Coconut Curry Rice Noodle Bowl  V GF
  • Garlic, Kale and Cannellini Bean Saute  V GF
  • Harissa Roasted Cauliflower and Chick Pea Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing  V GF
  • Turmeric Ginger Milk V GF
  • Homemade Hummus of the Season V GF
  • Shrimp with Feta, Tomatoes, Lemon and Herbs GF
  • Grilled Lamb 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  GF
  • Grilled Shrimp with Italian Salsa Verde
  • Grilled Whole Chicken with Olive Oil, Lemon, Garlic and Fresh Herbs
  • Asparagus, Green Bean and New Potato Salad with Lemon Feta Herb Vinaigrette
  • Homemade Focaccia
  • Mixed Berry Cake with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

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All payments are non-refundable. However, if you cancel prior to 48 hours of the class date, you may use your reservation towards one of our future classes within one year of the original class. Or send a friend in your place and receive the recipes booklet to bring home. Culinary Works, LLC. reserves the right to cancel class. You will be notified via email or phone. Photos from class may be used for promotional purposes. If you cancel less than 48 hours of the class, you forfeit your payment completely and cannot apply it towards another class.

What People Are Saying

Everybody had a fantastic time! Its such a different type of corporate event that fuses team building, collaboration, communication, and great food/wine in a very comfortable and casual setting. Nothing but 5 stars from our team!

- Jason W.

What a fun evening!  I wasn't even home yet and I was getting texts about what a special night it was.  There was a lot of great chemistry and Julia, you really know how to whip a group into shape! And, the food was amazing.  I am still thinking about that risotto and the berry cobbler! My dream of being at one of your cooking events came true, LOL. I know that everyone enjoyed the evening and your staff was wonderful.

- Roberta M.

Thank you so much! Everyone really had a blast and we’ve gotten amazing feedback from the participants. It was also really wonderful that everyone with an allergy was able to fully participate and eat all of the courses. We can’t wait to host another event with you!!!

- Lauren H.

I just want to say how grateful I am to you, James and Francisco for such an amazing event for our students and caregivers. They had such an AMAZING time, and are still talking about it to this day. We couldn't offer programming such as these without amazing partners like you, so thank you!

- Nehemie Y.

We had such a blast!! You and James were such a pleasure. Thank you so much for making our night so fun.

- Sue B.