Corporate Team Building Activities & Private Cooking Parties in the San Francisco Bay Area
Kitchen on Fire was founded in 2005 as a culinary school led by classically-trained chefs and nutrition consultants. We have locations in both North Berkeley and Oakland’s Golden Gate neighborhood. Kitchen on Fire’s mission is to build community through food and wellness from our classes, events and programs that help to maintain healthy living through wholesome eating that’s fun and nourishing!
Whether you are looking for a fun way to foster team building, communication, or some healthy competition, in the office, or a festive 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 your experience a memorable one!
Join us at Kitchen on Fire:
Two custom-built teaching and event kitchens
Taught by professional chefs
Organic, high-quality, local ingredients from local markets
Group cooking in a wide range of styles
Great for all levels of cooking experience
We will help guide you on selecting a menu with that is appropriate for your event
We are inclusive and accommodate all food preferences
Utilize our kitchens in one of four ways: Corporate team bonding, parties & social events, corporate wellness & nutrition, as well as kitchen rentals
Team Building Activities
Private Parties & Social Events
Experience our two fully equipped, custom built kitchens in Berkeley & Oakland
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Corporate Team Building & Private Cooking Parties
WHICHEVER EVENT TYPE THAT YOU CHOOSE, YOU CAN EXPECT AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL INCLUDE:
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
A time to share the delicious dishes that you and your team have prepared
To leave full and happy!
FORMATS: 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.
Party Plates: Our Party Plates Menu is served family style on platters around the room as they are ready, enabling guests to mix and mingle. Guests will have option to stand or sit while dining.
Sit-Down: Our Sit-Down Menu is served buffet style. Each guest will share a composed meal after all of the items are prepared, allowing for guests to participate in group discussions while dining at their tables.
Battling Chef Competition: 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 by our lead chef.
We are available 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Our private events are approximately three hours long. Additional hours can be arranged to accommodate your event and needs.
Lunch Events: Begin anytime between 9AM – 12PM
Dinner Events: Begin anytime between 4PM – 7PM
Extra time available for meetings or additional socializing
All applicable charges and taxes are included in our pricing.
NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES will be incurred for private events held in our Oakland or Berkeley location.
Lunch Events Minimum: $1,375 *effective 10/1/19
Dinner Events Minimum: $1,750 *effective 10/1/19
Holiday Season (November through January) Price Set Minimums: Lunch- $1,650 & Dinner- $2,100
WINE & OTHER BEVERAGES
We offer complimentary sparkling water and still citrus-waters, and will provide natural sodas and shrubs for an additional $3 per guest.
BYOB! Feel free to bring your own wine/beer – there is no corkage fee at Kitchen on Fire. We will set up the area for your self-serve beverage bar with glasses, openers, etc.
Corporate Wellness & Nutrition
HOW OUR CORPORATE AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS ARE DIFFERENT:
Education on the basics of good nutrition
Nutrition lectures, presentations, cooking demos, or hands-on cooking classes
Supporting nutritional information sent following the experience
Wellness Events can be in our kitchens or in your location
Part of your “Lunch and Learns” or Wellness Days
Focused Discussion on specific health conditions
Turn any of our Nutrition Classes into the focus of your event
In Kitchen on Fire style, it’s always a fun and creative experience
FORMATS: We tailor each event, or cooking workshop, to suit your needs. 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.
Nutrition Lecture As Part of a Team Building Event: In our kitchen as part of a regular team building event
Nutrition Lecture onsite: At your location, live or as a webinar
Private Nutrition Class: Any nutrition class that we already offer can be turned into your event
Nutrition Cooking Demos (with or with out catered snacks or lunch): Lunch and Learns, Wellness Days
Read more about our Corporate Wellness & Nutrition Programs here.
Host your own private party in our kitchen
Kitchen manager and dishwasher on site
Great for product development and recipe testing
Good for photo and video Shoots
Kitchen rental includes a meeting/dining area
Oakland: Large commercial kitchen fully equipped, with a dining space. 2500 square foot available.
Berkeley: Rustic fully equipped kitchen, for smaller groups.
Come visit us at our two fully equipped kitchens
Kitchen On Fire Berkeley
1509 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA, 94709
Kitchen on Fire Oakland
6506 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608