Taste Carolina's Meeting, Event, and Appreciation Packages
Showcase local culinary delights on guided tours and during virtual chef events.
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
Taste Carolina helps make 2021 events social, fun, and personal.
Taste Carolina's food tours
Guided walking food tours allow groups to socialize in a fluid atmosphere, while trying several delicious, locally owned restaurants in one afternoon or evening. We're currently booking tours in Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Asheville, Greensboro, and Wilmington. Hybrid events include a guided tour of the city plus a meal, to be eaten outside together or at home.
Taste Carolina's virtual tasting parties
Each event directly supports local businesses and our hospitality professionals. Treat your employees and guests to an unexpected culinary experience online!
We have two signature online parties, and several other virtual experiences listed below.
Signature event #1: The Taste Carolina team and our culinary and mixology experts lead your group through craft cocktail/ mocktail making and appetizer assembly. Products and ingredients for drinks and appetizers, such as cocktail syrups, jams, pickles, hot sauces, and more are included. These gifts 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 boxes, additional artisanal products, online foodie trivia with prizes, and gift cards. Each event is tailored to the group with customized scheduling and pricing.
Signature event #2: The Taste Carolina team and our culinary and drink experts present snacks, drafts, and crafts. Guests choose local beer or craft sodas, and they receive delicious, locally made small batched snacks, such as artisan pretzels, nut mixes, cheese straws, and sweet treats. These gifts 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 boxes, additional artisanal products, online foodie trivia with prizes, and gift cards. Each event is tailored to the group with customized scheduling and pricing.
Taste Carolina Lunch and Dinner Boxes
Support multiple downtown restaurants and small businesses when they need it most. Taste Carolina curates the best dishes, tastes, treats, and drinks from several top restaurants and packages them all up for delightful meals. Pickup or local delivery only. Those located out of the area can receive a non-perishable gift box of North Carolina foodie items or restaurant gift cards local to their area. City boxes can be paired with a walking tour of the city closest to you or an online culinary event or foodie trivia game. Lunch boxes serve one and start at $34, and dinner boxes serve two+ and range from $84 - $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. $125 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 $75. 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 and/ or a live online cocktail making demonstration. All events are co-led by a Taste Carolina tour guide for a fun and social experience. This package includes gourmet popcorn and a popcorn kit, cocktail syrup and bitters, and the virtual experience and starts at $75 per person plus shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup). Just want the products? We can ship or deliver lovely boxes of goods. Contact us for pricing.
Gin & jam and pimiento cheese
Join a mixologist to make unique cocktails using spirits (not included), local jams, and other mixers. Snack on delicious bites provided during the event. All events are co-led by a Taste Carolina tour guide for a fun and social experience. This package includes local jams, other mixers, snacks, and the virtual experience and starts at $50 per person plus shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup). Just want the products? We can ship or deliver lovely boxes of goods. Contact us for pricing.
Food Photography Workshop
The Taste Carolina team will lead the group through appetizers and drinks making and mixing, followed by a workshop by our food photographer, Stacey Sprenz, on how to take beautiful photos of the homemade creations. We'll make sure the experience is fun and interactive. This package includes photo worthy ingredients to make drinks and snacks and the virtual experience. Contact us for pricing.
No need to bring fire to this online party! These gourmet s'more recipes and chef demonstration will add warmth and spice to your winter. We're talking the best marshmallows, best graham crackers, and best chocolate you've ever had, and they're happily all made by local bakers using the best ingredients. This package includes a variety of sweet ingredients and the virtual event and starts at $50 per person plus shipping and delivery (no charge for pickup). Just want the products? We can ship or deliver lovely boxes of goods. Contact us for pricing.
Gourmet s'mores and cocktail/ mocktail OR tea party
Celebrate with sweets and cocktails or tea! Pair the goods with a live online gourmet s'mores making demonstration and/ or a live online cocktail/ mocktail or tea demonstration. All events are co-led by Taste Carolina tour guides for a fun and social experience. This package includes the sweets, drinks ingredients, and other goods, 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.
Anytime breakfast with biscuits making and fixings
The best locally made pastries, jams, and other toppings make for a lovely surprise for an online event - anytime time of day! Artisan coffee and tea products can be added on. Then log on for a fun biscuits baking workshop with Taste Carolina's chef, Nikki Miller-Ka. Prices range from $21 (just the online class) to $70 for the goods and class, plus shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup). Just want the products? We can send or deliver those, too.
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 so that it's social and fun. This event starts at $42.50 per person plus shipping or delivery (no charge for pickup). It includes the package of artisan quick coffee and the virtual coffee event. Other tastes and products can be added on.
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 $42.50 per person plus delivery or shipping (pickup is free). It includes the handmade chocolate dusted caramelized nuts and the virtual event. Other tastes and goods can be added on.
Contact us to get started with planning an event or gifts that meets your goals and your budget.
We'd love to help make your event a success. Contact us to find out how.
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.
We would love to customize "bouquets" of restaurant gift cards for your team.
We want to help! Send us a note so we can get started.
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