Taste Carolina Private Events

Fall/ Winter 2020-2021



Taste Carolina has introduced thousands of locals and visitors to North Carolina's historic cities through food on food tours since 2009; we work with over 100 restaurants around the state. Food tours, delivered foodie boxes with dishes, tastes, treats, and drinks from multiple restaurants, city tours, virtual chef demonstrations, online parties and classes, gift baskets, and gift cards show off North Carolina's historic cities and incredible culinary talent.

Taste Carolina can help you plan a safe in-person, pickup/ delivered/ shipped, or online event that honors those who have endured so much this year. Your guests will be treated to a nice meal and a fun experience. Looking for gifts? We have those, too!

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When planning your private party, keep in mind:

1) Most importantly, make sure your guests stay safe from Covid-19 spread.

2) There are ways to get your group together in person, at restaurants or other venues, while greatly minimizing risks, but there are lots of online options, too.

3) Please consider supporting small businesses that need it most this year.

4) Taste Carolina can get you in touch with restaurants and other venues to continue this planning process, or we can plan a Taste Carolina in-person, online, or pickup/ delivered/ shipped event listed below. Most of our events support other local businesses in robust ways.

Foodie events: treat your team, impress your guests, and show your appreciation.

Taste Carolina helps make 2020 events fun and personal. We prepare meals, tastes, drinks, and treats for pickup, delivery, or shipping and pair them with a virtual chef event, online trivia, or a city tour. Add personal touches like handwritten notes or additional surprises. Each event directly supports the local business and hospitality community. Treat your employees and guests to an unexpected culinary experience!

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.

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Team-building options

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 or an online foodie trivia game. 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 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.

Coffee cupping

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.

French baking

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.

Breakfast meeting

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.

Custom outing

Contact us to get started with planning an event or gifts that meets your goals and your budget.

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.

City Tours

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 or any virtual event. $25 per ticket. Larger groups will be split into smaller groups for walking.


We would love to customize "bouquets" of restaurant gift cards for your team.


Let’s continue the conversation.

Email info@tastecarolina.com or call or text us at 919 237-2254.

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Looking for a personal celebration or gift? City boxes are available for purchase online at tastecarolina.com/shop/shop. Food tour gift certificates are available at tastecarolina.com/gift-certificates.