Private Events & Formats

The world-renowned De Gustibus Cooking School by Miele offers a variety of private culinary events for your group event needs, including corporate events, team-building, and personal celebrations. We provide an end-to-end, seamless experience including space rental, staffing, food sourcing, chef selection, set-up and clean-up. We offer a variety of events, including chef demonstrations, hands-on classes and curated wine tastings. We can also customize events to the specific needs of your party. Classes can take place in house and/or virtually via video streaming (yes, we save the event for posterity). We look forward to bringing your culinary event vision to life!

Chef Demonstrations/Classes (In-House & Virtual)

A celebrated New York chef will demonstrate and serve a multi-course menu.

Guests: Can currently accommodate up to 30 guests with classroom style seating.
Event Duration: Up to 2 hours

Event begins with hors d’oeuvres passed with sparkling wine while guests are able to mingle throughout the kitchen and culinary space and watch the chef(s) prepare and plate

  • 4-course menu is served with white and red wine pairings, and bottled S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
  • Guests savor each dish while the chef demonstrates each recipe, and are able to ask questions while the class is moderated by owner Sal Rizzo
  • Customized recipe booklet for guests to follow during the demonstration, which includes offers from our various partners
  • Post demonstration guests are able to have a meet & greet with the chef(s)
  • Virtual classes can include delivery, for an additional charge based on location, of dishes on the day of the event and guests are able to ask real-time questions via chat.

    Wine Tastings (In-House & Virtual)

    Noted wine professional will tailor a customized tasting for your guests. 

    Guests: Can currently accommodate up to 30 guests with classroom style seating.
    Event Duration: Up to 2 hours 

    • A fun way to learn the fundamentals of wines: We’ll go over judging color, aroma, flavor, body and finish
    • Flesh out your vocabulary so you can judge if wines are dry, tannic, flabby, austere, fruit bomb, vegetal etc. 
    • Bottled still and sparkling waters provided by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
    • Customized tasting booklet for guests to follow during the demonstration, which includes offers from our various partners

    On-Location Classes

    A unique experience in which guests cook a meal alongside a chef and their team inside the kitchen of a noted restaurant 

    Guests: TBD - based on kitchen size
    Event Duration: 4 hours

    • Class broken into smaller groups, each preparing a course overseen by the executive chef and their team
    • Guests are then seated for a four-course meal they prepared along with sparkling, white and red wines 
    • Coffee and light breakfast upon arrival 
    • Customized recipe booklet for guests to follow during the demonstration, which includes offers from our various partners  

    Hands-on Classes

    Perfect for corporate team building.

    Guests: TBD
    Event Duration: 3 hours

    • Class broken into smaller groups, each preparing  a course to be served
    • Evening begins with passed hors d’oeuvres with sparkling wine
    • 3-course meal served with paired white/red wine and  bottled S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and/or Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
    • One-year subscription to Food & Wine magazine and various discount offers from our partners
    • Customized recipe booklet for guests to follow during the demonstration, which includes offers from our various partners

    Charity Benefits

    You decide which organization receives the funds raised and what percentage you are allocating. This is a great opportunity for photoshoots with a giant check that tells the story (your charity, the money raised, etc.). The non-profit organization often promotes the event, which results is more amplification around the event.

    Guests: Can currently accommodate up to 30 guests with classroom style seating.

    Event Duration: 3 hours

    • Evening begins with passed hors d’oeuvres with sparkling wine
    • 4-course menu is served with white and red wine pairings, and bottled S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water
    • Customized recipe booklet for guests to follow during the demonstration, which includes offers from our various partners

    Kitchen, Stage & Classroom Rentals

    Our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen and culinary space is fully equipped to host a variety of events.

    Event Duration: ½ day or full day

    Ideal for:

  • Group meetings/conferences
  • Filmings/video shoots
  • Product launches
  • Media events

  • All rentals include:
  • Usage of the kitchen and culinary space with the cookware, glassware, and cooking utensils
  • 2 monitors for presentations, wireless lavalier mics, and video streaming system with multiple cameras (enables live split-screen action)
  • Bottled S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and/or Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water

  • Past clients include:
    Morgan Stanley, Temple Emanu-El, Italian American Museum, Hospital for Special Surgery, Leading Hotels of the World, SR Corporate Solutions America, Miele, Baldor, Greenville South Carolina, Destination DC, Macy’s, NFL


    PRICING & FEES:

    All events are customized and pricing varies based on the amount of guests, chef fee, add-ons (i.e. linens, gift bags, flowers), type of event, etc. Upon finalizing the event details a non-refundable 50% deposit must be paid in full to secure the date. The balance is due 7 days prior when the confirmed number of attendees is given.  Should you need to change the date of the event, we ask for 14 days notice to find an alternate date that is mutually agreeable.


    Contact our Director of Events: Emmy Jang
    Phone: 212-239-1652
    Email: info@degustibusnyc.com
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