Market Forays

Cooking Classes and Culinary Adventures

Team building events for corporate groups

Whether you have time for a two hour event, an entire day, or a week of fun to plan,
Market Forays can organize a memorable experience centered around the discovery
and experience of Santa Barbara's local, sustainable resources.
My long time personal commitment to Santa Barbara's best farmers, vintners,
and food artisans gives me special access to people and venues your team will love.

I tailor the activity to the needs of your group for a truly individualized experience.
Depending on your preferences, it can be playful, gently competivive, thought-provoking, just for fun,
down to earth, or truly elegant. We can even combine all these elements in a single event. Below are a few examples.

* Cooking Classes: hands-on or demonstration, for four to forty people.

*Farm visits: Local organic farmers share their passion - and their delicious produce with the group. May include salsa making contest, fresh strawberry margaritas, and more.

*Epicurean Trails: Guided shopping at our farmers markets, artisan food shops, and wineries.

* Introduction to Microbrewing: visit an award-winning local microbrewery and enjoy the brews and specially created finger foods
as the master brewer indroduces the team to the craft of beer making.

*Wine & Food Pairing Experience: Learn to discern which foods pair well with various wines as an acclaimed local winemaker guides the group in tasting, paired with gourmet finger foods. You will never be at a loss for what to order off the wine list again.

* Culinary Challenges: Gently Competitive Cookoffs.

* Locavore Dinners: Can be simple or grand, but always fabulous.

 To reserve your space for an upcoming foray, or to arrange a private event just for your group,
please call Laurence Hauben at (805)259-7229, or e-mail Laurence