With temperatures rising, we’re rolling out our new summer menu, a collection of seasonal farm-to-table recipes that are both fresh and delicious. New menu items include: Arugula Salad with Pickled Grapes in a Maple Vinaigrette, Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Saffron Tomato Sauce and Grilled Branzino and Pavlova with Grilled Fruit and Goat Cheese Mousse.
We anticipate this new menu will be a hit with our guests, who travel from around the globe to participate in our renowned team building events and corporate cooking challenges.
Each event begins as participants are split into groups using various ice breakers and interactive games. From there, group members are then divided into teams and guided by Chef Jodi’s staff as they compete against each other in creating several different menu items. Participants are judged by taste, presentation and teamwork, and ultimately compete to be the team with the most points. There is even a marketing “infomercial” component, which entails each team collaborating on how to best “sell” their menu item to the judges. Once all teams have completed their recipes, participants reconvene to enjoy the gourmet meals they co-produced, all while taking in our venue’s beautiful view overlooking La Jolla.
Our cooking challenges also serve as a fabulous summer activity for families to participate in. We have several different cooking programs to choose from depending upon the size of group and budget, and Chef Jodi also can conduct these cooking challenges from guests’ homes or other desired venues.