All our events feature an appetizer followed by a full meal.


This is our most popular format for groups of 15 - 120. Your guests will work together and with our Chefs, to prepare a wide array of international foods served in a cocktail reception-like setting. The menu is substantial, but is not served as a sit down, in order to keep the event more fluid. This event was designed to facilitate interaction between your guests and is perfect for networking and client entertainment.

Multi-Course International Menus

Your guests will prepare a complete lunch or dinner menu based on an international cuisine or food type. After the cooking, everyone will relax to enjoy a full sit down meal featuring the result of their efforts. These menus are great choices for groups of 10 to 30. Options include:



Handmade Pasta

Tamale Making

International Dumplings

Artisan Pizza

American Comfort food

Foods of Jerusalem




Spanish Tapas

“Iron-Chef” Cooking Competition

We designed our Iron Chef event to be the ultimate team-building cooking experience. Teams go head-to-head cooking with their mystery items to create an entree that is presented to a panel of judges. Here, there are rules, but no recipes. The teams have full access to our commercial kitchen facility and a pantry stocked with over 300 ingredients. This exciting and challenging event is perfect for competitive groups. It requires the teams to organize, delegate based on the individual skills of the participants and execute, while following all the rules of the competition to get the highest possible score. Our team of Chefs facilitate the event with technical advise to assist the teams. The competition is followed by a sit down meal featuring entrees created by the teams and accompaniments prepared by our staff.

Mixology Classes

We love our cocktails here at Cooking Fools. We like using ingredients from the kitchen to create tasty combinations that will pleasantly surprise you. Adding a mixology component to your cooking event automatically transforms it into a party. A custom mixology menu can be combined with our International Small Plates Event to create a very festive event, perfect for a Holiday Party or to reward a team for a job well done.


We are always willing to customize your event menu to meet your specific needs. Our culinary team can integrate a type of food, your companies products, or a theme into your program to facilitate your event. Call us to explore the possibilities. 

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