“It’s all in the experience”

“It’s all in the experience”


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, sauteing, 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, learn new kitchen knowledge than we have the perfect recipe for you.


You invite the guests, whether it’s 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.


  • 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
  • Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls
  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Lemon and Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Mini Corn Dogs (Ha, ha ha!)
  • Mozzarella Sticks with Tomato Dipping Sauce
  • Summer Fritters
  • Spicy Tuna Wonton Cups
  • 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
  • Fresh Shrimp & Vegetable Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce
  • Spicy Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Pan Seared Fish with Thai Curry Sauce and Sweet Salty Coconut Rice
  • Tequila and Watermelon Granita
  • 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


  • We did have a really great time the other night!! Julia and Mac were great! Julia he is adorable! Such a nice young man. Our daughters who didn’t really want to come… ALL had the best time. The food was delicious and so easily prepared. Ahhhh and those kitchens they are to die for …. One more beautiful than the next. Thank you again for a great night. Take care and enjoy the summer. Diane

  • SERIOUSLY the BEST party EVER!!! We had such a blast! I can’t wait to do it again!! We are totally doing a Squirt mom’s night out with you! Thank you so much for coordinating everything, being such an awesome host, going with the flow and treating us to an amazing dinner!! Not sure if I can recreate the meals but I will try, haha! Thank you again for a wonderful, memorable night, we LOVED every second!! And tell Pete thank you for the honoring us with his presence!! Katherine, thank you for your incredible organization of it all and having the strength to deal with Jamie, you’re the best!!! XOXOXO

    Steph & Jamie
  • We had a blast last night! It was such a great group and Wanda and James made it even more enjoyable.  I learned a few more tips and enjoyed all the menu choices. Thank You!

    Whitney Williams


  • 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
  • Events last 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


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Class Details

Classes are held at DEANE, Inc. 1267 East Main Street, Stamford or 189 Elm Street, New Canaan.

Classes begin at 6:30 PM.
Please bring your own alcohol.


Click below to make a payment and reserve your spot. You do not need a PayPal account when using PayPal, and can use a credit card or direct bank transfer if you prefer. Just click “Don’t have a PayPal Account?” on the following screen. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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.