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

Culinary Institute


Team Building Activities

Culinary Arts

Private Parties & Social Events

Private Dining

Corporate Wellness

& Nutrition

Event Organizer

Kitchen RenTals


Experience our two fully equipped, custom built kitchens in Berkeley & Oakland

Team Building Activities
Catering Services

Our Clients

Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Pinterest, Kaiser, Bart, Alta Bates, Bayer, Clorox, Luna Bar, Clif Bar, Bank of the West, Blackrock, Ameriprise, UC Berkeley, Haas Business School, Driscoll’s Berries, Blue Shield, Ghirardelli, Ben & Jerry’s, Salesforce, Intuit, GE, 7/11, Chevron, First Republic, Annie’s, Title Nine, Pixar, The Westin Hotel, CAD Master, Zip Realty, Sunpower, Moet Hennessy,, Zynga, Nestle, Leapfrog, PG&E, and many more.

Corporate Team Building & Private Cooking Parties

Kitchen Tools


  • 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



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.

Wine Bottles

Read more about our locations here.

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

Corporate Wellness & Nutrition

Cooking School


  • 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.


Kitchen Rentals

Chef Table
  • 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