“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

  • Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls GF
  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette GF
  • Mini Corn Dogs (Ha, ha ha!)
  • Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Dipping Sauce V
  • Summer Fritters V
  • Spicy Tuna Wonton Cups
  • 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 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, 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
  • Fresh Shrimp & Vegetable Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce V
  • Spicy Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce GF
  • Chinese Chicken Salad GF
  • Pan Seared Fish with Thai Curry Sauce and Sweet Salty Coconut Rice V
  • Tequila and Watermelon Granita V GF
  • Butternut Squash & Apple Fritters with Spicy Maple Crema
  • Steak Crostini with Culinary Works Sauce & Blue Cheese Butter
  • Spinach, Kale, Apple Salad with Pepitas & Glazed Pecans
  • Spiced Maple Glazed Salmon on Cedar Plank
  • Butternut Squash Risotto
  • Apple & Pear Crisp with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  • Fried Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce
  • Herb Breaded Shrimp with Cannellini Beans and Arugula
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Saffron Risotto Milanese
  • Green Beans Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Chocolate Expresso Pot de Creme
  • Fresh Summer Salsa and Guacamole with Chips V
  • Fried Cod Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cole Slaw GF V
  • Mexican Chopped Salad V
  • Ancho Chili and Coffee Rubbed Steak Crostini with Garlic Lime Butter
  • Tequila Watermelon Granita
  • Brooke Nachos V GF
  • Avocado Tomatillo Dip with Organic Chips V GF
  • Chili Spiced Cedar Plank Baked Salmon GF
  • Chicken Tomatillo – tender chicken with tangy tomatillo sauce
  • Yellow Rice with Black Beans  V GF
  • Cinnamon Spiced Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Balsamic
  • Butternut Squash & Apple Fritters with Spicy Maple Crema
  • Spinach, Kale, Apple Salad with Pepitas & Glazed Pecans
  • Broccoli Rabe Crostini with Goat Cheese
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Harissa Chick Peas
  • Apple Brownies with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  • Apple & Brie Crostini with Honey Thyme Glaze
  • Herb Breaded Shrimp with Cannellini Bean & Arugula
  • Tender Braised Chicken Pieces with Apricots, Sage and Wine GF
  • Creamy Polenta V GF
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Steak Crostini with our Signature Lemon & Parsley Sauce
  • Spinach, Arugula & Kale Salad with Apples, Pepitas and Sunflowers Seeds
  • Crunchy Oven Baked Chicken ( GF alternative)
  • Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Gravy
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Layered, Goat Cheese, Avocado Dip and Bean Dip with Tortilla Chips
  • Potato Skin Bar with Fixins’
  • Drunken Shrimp with Crunch Bread
  • Sloppy Joe Sliders
  • Harissa Roasted Cauliflower & Chick Peas with Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • Buckeye Balls
    • Butternut Squash Soup with Chili Cream & Pepitas V GF
    • Tequila Braised Beef with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes and Jalapeño Cream Drizzle GF
    • Hearty Greens Salad with Apple, Pepitas and Cranberries V GF
    • Seared Scallops with Chorizo, Cauliflower Puree and Serrano-Cilantro Oil V GF
    • Cranberry Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

    *supplemental fees may apply

  • Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Crostini with Basil
  • Sole Francaise with Sautéed Spinach
  • Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Dijon and Herbs
  • Root Vegetable Risotto with Butternut Squash Puree
  • Apple Brownies
    • Beet Hummus with Fresh Vegetables and Pita Chips  V  GF
    • Cauliflower Fritters with Dill and Feta Cheese  V
    • Steak Crostini with Goat Cheese and Mediterranean Herb Oil
    • Pan Seared Black Sea Bass with Cauliflower, Fennel Potato Puree, Herb Oil & Bacon Crumbles  GF
    • Chocolate Pot de Creme

    *supplemental fees may apply

  • Goat Cheese Crostini with Caramelized Onion & Fennel
  • Italian Chopped Salad
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Parmesan & Herb Rice Pilaf
  • Brownies with Chocolate Ganache Frosting and Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Brooke Nachos V GF
  • Sashimi Tuna with Lime, Cilantro and Serrano Chili GF
  • Mexican Braised Chicken with Cilantro Relish
  • Black Beans and Rice V GF
  • Seasonal Chopped Mexican Salad with Cumin Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette V GF
  • Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Ganache
  • Wild Mushroom Crostini with Parmesan Cheese and Truffle Oil V GF 
  • Asparagus Twists with Arugula, Prosciutto & Lemon Vinaigrette V  
  • Grilled Steak with Lemon Parsley Sauce
  • Seared Salmon with Lemon Aioli GF 
  • Risotto of the Day V GF 
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes with Vanilla Ice Cream

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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

Thanks to the Culinary Works team for an awesome night.  Delicious food, great company and such fun. And I learned a few things too!! A+. Culinary Works did an amazing job!

- Merrill S.

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.