Each Hands On Gourmet event is custom-designed. Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with many of happy people. We work with groups as small as 10 and up to 300 or more.

Our goal is to make the process as easy, convenient and fun as possible.

Here’s how it works…

Set the Scene

Hands On Gourmet is a completely mobile operation and can bring the party just about anywhere. Once we understand your needs, we’ll work together to determine the perfect location for your HOG event. Our kitchen in San Francisco can accommodate up to 60 people. Our satellite kitchens include over 50 wineries, converted barns, botanical gardens, restaurants and chefs’ kitchens. Or we can come to your office and use your onsite facilities.

Need to have a meeting? We can help with that too!

Choose a Menu

Our menus are designed to introduce guests to new techniques and seasonal, local foods. All menus may be customized. Preview this season’s menus here.

Pick an Event Format

Sit-down Dinner or Strolling Feast

Events last about three hours and begin with socializing, a cheese board, and a beverage. After everyone has arrived, the chefs introduce the event and provide a brief orientation. We will have cooking stations for each dish, where all the ingredients and tools are ready to use. The cooking is interactive and fun and lasts about one to one and a half hours.

Sit-down Dinner: A more intimate format, great for smaller groups. After cooking, guests will sit and enjoy the delicious meal they have created! Dessert to be plated and served by our chefs.

Strolling Dinner: This high energy format is perfect for large groups—with three hours of food, fun, and socializing. A variety of dishes will be served tapas style, allowing clients to sample a wide array of food!

Looking for a competitive element? Ask our events team for more info.

Hungry for More?

We’re often told that our guests talk about our events for weeks afterwards, and enjoy showing off their new culinary skills to family and friends. Each participant receives access to all Hands On Gourmet’s recipes as a parting gift.We also capture all the fun of your cooking experience with a house camera and share the photos with you digitally.