private Cooking parties & CORPORATE team building activities

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Corporate Team Building Activities and Private Cooking Parties in the San Francisco Bay Area

Whether you are looking for a fun way to foster healthy competition, communication, and corporate team building in the office, or a house-party vibe perfect for birthdays, graduations, showers or rehearsal dinners, we have the group interactive cooking event for you! Whatever the occasion, our team of event planners and expert chefs will make it a memorable one!

Kitchen on Fire uses locally sourced, organic produce of the highest quality to ensure the end result is both delicious and nutritious.

In addition to our original location in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, we have expanded space at our second kitchen in North Oakland. Big or small, we can accommodate groups from San Francisco and all over the bay area. .

Read more about our locations here.

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Corporate Team Building activities

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You can hire employees, but you can’t will them into being a team.  Workplace bonds are formed through collaboration and problem solving.  Bring your employees to Kitchen on Fire for a fun, interactive, and engaging cooking event.

As a business, corporate team building is one of the most important investments you will make. The short and long-term benefits of your employees working together, not only for your business but for each other, is invaluable in the current atmosphere of market competition. Increase communication among your employees and help mitigate any conflict that may arise. 

Our professionally trained culinary instructors are as entertaining as they are informative and skilled. Your team will not only enjoy a fun and social environment but will gain cooking skills, nutritional information, and more.

Choose one of our corporate team building activities below, by selecting a menu, and then contact us to help create your event in either of our Berkeley or Oakland locations. We help individuals and colleagues from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

CORPORATE Team Building Activity Events:


Some friendly competition can really heat things up in the kitchen! Your guests will be divided into teams to create the perfect dish. Teams will be judged on organization, creativity, plating, and overall taste.



Whether you want to introduce your team to a new cuisine, focus on healthy food preparation, or learn foundation cooking skills, this format provides a fun and relaxed environment for corporate team building. Our hands-on cooking classes are interactive and our chefs are skilled at adapting the class according to skill level.


We tailor each event, or cooking workshop, to suit your needs but a big part of our program is education on the basics of good nutrition. Our events can be lectures, presentations, cooking demos, hands-on cooking classes, or a combination of these. For demos, we may bring prepared snacks or lunches of the items we’re cooking. KoF is part of several wellness programs and wellness days in the Bay Area where we educate and cook with large groups. We have presented “Lunch and Learns” to organizations like BART and GU Energy. We train salespeople on how to stay healthy on the road and create corporate team building events on how foods affect our bodies in different ways.

Wellness and Healthy Cooking Events vary based on the format*


  • A complimentary fruit and cheese platter upon arrival (or large seasonal salad for Pizza Party) sparkling water, citrus still water, and time to chat and transition from the day to the class

  • A brief chef talk, covering the recipes and techniques of the event

  • About an hour and a half of hands-on cooking

  • What you have been waiting for - time to share the delicious dishes that you and your team have prepared

  • To leave full and happy!


Luncheon events

  • Begin anytime between 9AM – 12PM

Dinner events

  • Begin anytime between 4PM – 7PM

Perfect for Large Parties!

  • Pizza Party: $115 per guest (minimum group of 20 or $2,300)

  • Tacos & Sides: $125 per guest (selection of tacos with salsa and guacamole)

  • Paella and Tapas: $135 per guest (selection of paella with a couple of tapas)

All applicable charges and taxes are included. NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES IF YOUR EVENT IS HELD AT ONE OF OUR KITCHENS


We offer complimentary sparkling water and still citrus-waters, and will provide natural sodas and shrubs for an additional $3 per guest. Bring your own wine/beer – there is no corkage fee at Kitchen on Fire.


Our clients include: Google, Ben & Jerry’s , Pixar, Pinterest, & dozens more.

Have an idea for a different event? Have special dietary needs or other requests? 

Please email us at or call us at 510-548-2662

Current Menus available upon request

Private Cooking Parties

Our private cooking parties are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Our team will work with you to create a unique experience that will create lasting memories!

We’ve worked with guests in the past who’ve celebrated:

  • Birthdays: Friends and family gather to cook the lucky birthday guest’s favorite cuisine.

  • Anniversary parties: Celebrate a milestone by bringing your friends and family together over food that they help to create - a special shared experience.

  • Bridal and bachelorette parties: Plan something out of the ordinary – share an intimate dining experience with your closest friends and family to celebrate coming nuptials.

  • Baby showers: Celebrate while giving the gift of health – plan a cooking party that teaches you how to create natural and healthy baby food or menus for the growing family.

Have an idea for a different event? Have special dietary needs or other requests? 

Please email us at or call us at 510-548-2662