Taste Carolina's Meeting, Event, and Appreciation Packages
Local culinary delights paired with a city tour or virtual chef event. Products available for pickup, delivery, or shipped.
Taste Carolina has introduced thousands of locals and visitors to North Carolina's historic cities through food on food tours since 2009. Newly launched city boxes include carefully selected tastings from a sampling of downtown restaurants and food shops. Food tours, events, boxes, city tours, virtual chef demonstrations, online artisan classes, virtual trivia, gift baskets, and gift cards show off North Carolina's historic cities and incredible culinary talent.
Treat your team, impress your guests, show your appreciation
There's a lot happening online. We help make it fun and personal. Taste Carolina prepares the treats for pickup, delivery, or shipping and pairs them with a live chef event or city tour. Or just send the delicious goods on their own. Choose what works best for you, and add your personal touches, like handwritten notes or additional surprises. Treat your employees or guests to an unexpected culinary gift!
Taste Carolina's Virtual Tasting Party
Our signature event leads your group online through craft cocktail/ mocktail making and appetizer assembly with culinary experts. Products and ingredients are shipped out or delivered to guests ahead of the event. Taste Carolina guides make sure the event is social and interactive! Add-ons include lunch or dinner, additional artisanal products, online foodie trivia with prizes, and "bouquets" of gift cards. Each event is tailored to the group with customized scheduling and pricing.
Lunch or Dinner Boxes
Support multiple downtown restaurants and small businesses when they need it most. We curate the best dishes, tastes, treats, and drink mixers from several top restaurants and package it all up for delightful meals. Pickup or local delivery only. City boxes can be paired with a walking tour of the city closest to you. Lunch boxes serve one and start at $39, and dinner boxes serve two+ and range from $89 - $139. Orders require a minimum of 8 boxes.
Artisan gift bag
Our favorite products from around North Carolina can be paired with online demonstrations to meet the makers and learn how they make their artisanal goods. $115 per person plus shipping (no charge for pickup or local delivery) includes all the products and five separate classes and requires a minimum of 15 people. Just want the bag of goods? They start at $65. Or mix and match products and experiences from our list below.
Gourmet popcorn and cocktail/ mocktail party
Perfect for logging onto an afternoon or evening event, or to send as a fun pick-me-up. Pair with a live gourmet popcorn making demonstration online by the owner of Durham's The Mad Popper and/ or a live online cocktail and cocktail syrup making demonstration by the owner of Durham's craft cocktail bar, Alley Twenty Six. All events are co-led by a Taste Carolina tour guide for a fun and social experience. This package includes a popcorn kit, cocktail syrup and bitters, and the virtual experience and starts at $70 per person plus shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup) with a minimum of 15 participants. Just want the products? We can ship or deliver lovely boxes of goods. Contact us for pricing.
Gourmet cookies and baking demonstration
Cheryl, North Carolina's Cookie Gurlie, elevated her cookie recipes based on family favorites, and she uses local ingredients in her baked goods. Guests will receive a variety of cookies and other unique cookie goods in a kit and log onto a live virtual cookie basics baking event with Cheryl and co-led by a Taste Carolina tour guide for a fun and social experience. This package includes a variety of cookies and other goods and the virtual event and starts at $65 per person plus shipping and delivery (no charge for pickup) with a minimum of 15 participants. Just want the products? We can ship or deliver lovely boxes of goods. Contact us for pricing.
Gourmet cookies and cocktail/ mocktail party
Celebrate with cookies and cocktails! Pair the goods with a live online gourmet cookies making demonstration and/ or a live online cocktail, sangria, or mocktail demonstration. All events are co-led by Taste Carolina tour guides for a fun and social experience. This package includes a mini cookie kit, cocktail syrup and bitters, and the virtual experience and is a custom price depending on the number of people, staffing, and personalized contents in the box. Add shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup). Just want the products? We can ship or deliver lovely boxes of goods. Contact us for pricing.
Explore the world of "quick coffee" to make the perfect cup fast without added equipment. We'll send out the product, sourced from sustainable farms around the world. Then a Carrboro-based, world renowned coffee expert will lead a special demonstration event live, co-led by a Taste Carolina guide to make sure it's social and fun. This event starts at $35 per person plus shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup). It includes a package of coffee and the virtual coffee cupping event and requires a minimum of 15 participants.
Join a Chapel Hill-based French baker for an online demonstration; she'll teach the group how to make her delicious chocolate dusted caramelized nuts. We'll distribute the the product and schedule the baker live; the event is co-led by a Taste Carolina tour guide to make it social and fun. This event starts at $35 per person plus delivery or shipping (pickup is free). It includes the handmade chocolate dusted caramelized nuts and the virtual event and requires a minimum of 15 participants.
The best homemade pastries and local jam make for a lovely surprise for a morning event online. This package includes biscuits and/ or english muffins, local jam and other toppings, and artisan coffee/ tea. It is not paired with a virtual event. Prices range from $22 to $65 plus shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup), requiring a minimum of 15 orders.
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Taste Carolina's professional chefs and chef partners can guide your team or party through a live, virtual cooking demonstration. Chef-led events are co-led by a Taste Carolina guide and start at $325 per group. And ask us about Tony's Trivia, a fun foodie game that can be scheduled online and starts at $150 per group.
One hour walking tours include information about city history and architecture, as well as culture and the local culinary scene. Tours can be paired with a city box of dishes, tastes, treats, and drinks from the best restaurants downtown. $25 per ticket with a minimum of 4 guests.
We would love to customize "bouquets" of restaurant gift cards for your team.
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