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Hands On Culinary Activities

Looking for a new way to get hands on without taking a long boring cooking class? Be a participator instead of a spectator by taking your culinary activity to the next level! With our multi-location activities, you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at both savory and sweet hands on culinary activities.

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Pricing Instantly Available Upon Submission

Our Hands On Package Options:

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THE BARTENDER

1.5 Hours, Single Location

Perfect for after work, before dinner, or a little break in a long day of meetings, the Bartender package is a single location event that makes our Hands-on Mixology mini lesson the main event. This 1.5 hour event package starts out with a spirit tasting and gets your group working directly with an expert bartender to learn the basics of mixology and principles of great cocktail preparation. Each guest will try their hand at mixing and shaking the featured cocktail recipe – compare styles and flair, and enjoy your creation alongside fun cocktail games! And don’t worry – we’ll send a second round of cocktails made by the expert bartender, too!

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THE SOUS CHEF

2.5 Hours, Multi-Location

This special package is the best of “cooking class” and “food tour” combined. Guests will enjoy a three-course tasting experience, visiting 3 different locations. Your event will also feature two hands on mini-classes, where guests work alongside the experts to make their own featured tasting! Example classes include Pizza Like a Pro, Chocolate Confections, Mixology 101, and Spring Roll Masters. Fun and memorable, it’s a more in-depth and interactive culinary experience.

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PROGRESSIVE MEAL + HANDS-ON UPGRADE

3 Hours, Multi-Location

You’ll get a diverse look at the San Francisco culinary scene on our private 4-course progressive meal, while hearing the stories of chefs, restaurant owners, and culinary experts. Each 3 hour private food tour visits 4 restaurants – with each course served at a different restaurant and thoughtfully curated by our team. With the hands on upgrade, one of your featured tastings will become interactive as each guests tries their hand prepping the dish or drink, such as craft cocktail mixology, pizza making, spring roll rolling, and chocolate confections.

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WHY BOOK A HANDS ON CULINARY ACTIVITY

Be a participator instead of a spectator –
eating good food with good people and hearing good stories.
Availability for groups of any size from 5 to 50 to 500+

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A few of our clients:

Why Avital Tours?

Wondering what makes the Avital Corporate Hands on Culinary Activities different from all other tours? Check out our About Us page for the answer!

  • Breathe Curiosity
  • Create Community
  • Embrace Quirky
  • Seize Ownership
  • Communicate Compassion
  • Build AWESOME Experiences

Whats Our Value?

  • Our fun and knowledgeable guides
  • Curation of the experience, relationships with high quality restaurants, and dish choice. We eat all of the bad food so you don’t have too – sigh, hard job
  • Stories of the restaurant owners, chefs and neighborhood
  • Facilitating interactions with the community
  • Seamless logistics (tables are reserved, guests are seated and food arrives quickly)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do we pick the restaurants?

    Well, you could, but then why come to us?  We have the “tough” job of eating at all of San Francisco’s awesome restaurants, finding those quirky characters, and building a culinary experience with story and purpose (that’s also delicious!)  Trust us, that’s why you came here.  Tell your curator about your team’s passions and preferences, and leave the rest to us.

  • What if I don't know my exact group size? Can I still book?

    That’s okay! You can still book to reserve your date/time with an estimate and adjust later. Ask your curator for details on adjustments based on group size.

  • Why not choose a cheaper food tour?

    We’re not actually a typically food tour. We’ve taken the chef’s prix fixe tasting menu to the next level – with each course served at a different restaurant and guests seated at tables inside! So, also ask yourself – why not choose a more expensive chef’s tasting menu at a single restaurant? We’re the best of both worlds, and our prices reflect that. If you’re looking for small bites on the sidewalk, then definitely go with a cheaper food tour. If you’re looking for something more, give us a try.

  • Is alcohol included?

    Yes or No! It’s your choice – we offer packages with and without alcoholic beverage pairings. We can do non-alcoholic beverages also by request.

  • What if someone in my group has dietary restrictions?

    No problem! We can accommodate for all dietary restrictions, just let us know before your event and you’re good to go.

  • Where do we meet?

    It depends! After you book, your curator gets hard to work planning an awesome experience threading together partner restaurants, neighborhood landmarks, and quirky stories to fit your group, event date/time, and size. Once the curation is complete, we’ll let you know the meeting location that suits your itinerary.

    (Mission events meet near 18th and Valencia area, North Beach events meet near Washington Sq Park / Broadway-Columbus areas, Tendernob Events meet a few blocks from Union Square)
  • Do we walk? Can you pick us up?

    Yes and yes! Once you arrive in the neighborhood, you’ll walk about 1 to 1.5 miles total over the 3 hour event. If you need a lift there, we offer private transportation from your location to/from the event (ask your curator for pricing.) If you don’t want to walk at all, check out our multi-neighborhood packages. (Submit an inquiry for more info.)

  • Do I get an itinerary in advance?

    Well, yes, we can provide it but we much prefer to surprise and delight you so we try not to ruin the surprise.

  • Do you have availability? How much does it cost?

    Submit an inquiry to receive instant access to our event proposal with pricing, and a fast response from your curator about availability. The online calendar is for public tickets only. Private events have many more options and are available at any date and any time of your choosing.