Private Events & Parties
The Seasoned Gourmet and Cape Fear Food & Wine Club is your premier destination for private events and parties. We look forward to hosting you! Thank you for choosing us!
Wine Tasting & Pairings
Number of Participants – 10 to 32 guests
Wines will be selected for tasting based on your preferences and budget. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. This is a cocktail party environment (no seating), ideal for larger groups and casual events.
Wine Education Class
Number of Participants – 10 to 18 guests
Our wine education classes are presented by our wine specialist. Guests will taste 6-8 wines throughout the evening and will learn about each. These classes are informal and questions are encouraged. A light snack will be provided and there will be plenty of time to socialize and enjoy!
Number of Participants – 10 to 28 guests
These all-inclusive private events pair a glass of wine with each dinner course (typically three courses). Tasting notes and detailed information will be provided about the pairings; as well as, the chef’s recipes. This is a full-service meal.
Cooking Classes & Demos
Hands-On Cooking Class
Number of Participants – 8 to 12 guests
These classes focus on the preparation of just one or two dishes or techniques, the classes are fun for small groups desiring to get their hands involved in the food preparation. The results of the lesson are enjoyed by all with recipes to take home. Perfect for an afternoon or early evening gathering.
Hybrid Cooking Class
Number of Participants – 10 to 20 guests
Your group participates in a portion of the food preparation, leaving the remainder to our staff. Typically one course is prepared with hands-on participation and the rest is prepared as a demonstration to provide more social time for the guests.
Kids Birthday Parties
Number of Participants – 8 to 18 guests
We offer themed cooking classes for junior chefs who love to cook! The kids will have a hands on cooking experience with the chef instructor and learn new skills. All classes include filtered water, standard white table linen, plates, cups, utensils, kids aprons, and staffing for service & cleaning. You are welcome to bring additional snacks and decor if desired. We are delighted to work with you to design the birthday party of your child’s dreams!
Demonstration Cooking Class
Number of Participants – 12 to 28 guests
A themed cooking demonstration affectionately called “dinner and a show” by our loyal customers. Enjoy 3-4 courses (salad/soup, entrée, and dessert or 4 small plates) prepared while you watch. Interact with the chef and enjoy the company of your friends. This is a full-service meal.
F.A.Q’s About Our Private Events
What is on the menu?
Selecting the menu is the most fun part! You may choose from custom menus we will happily develop for you. Please inform us of any special interests or topics you may have in mind to aid in this process. We prefer to correspond via email to facilitate timely responses.
I have a food allergy. Can I still have an event?
We believe in using the highest quality ingredients and preparing them with care. We are happy to accommodate your food allergies and sensitivities whenever the menu allows. Please inform us of any special dietary needs so that we may strive to accommodate you.
What is there to drink?
Filtered or bottled water will be provided during class. We carry wine in all price ranges, mostly small production hand-crafted wines. We also stock a modest selection of craft beer. We pride ourselves on food and wine pairings, which compose a large portion of our educational programs at TSG. We hope you will trust us to make quality selections in keeping with your preferences and budget.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
With at least one week’s notice we can provide most any wine or beer available in New Hanover County and request outside sources not be served.
Are there Non-alcohol options?
We have an array of sparkling and flavored waters; as well as, sodas available for purchase. We can brew coffee and tea for your event upon request; please let us know in advance if you would like us to have a hot pot ready for you.
Special Dietary Needs
Please inform us of any special dietary needs, allergies, or other restrictions any member of your group may have when booking the event. The chef/instructor will determine if the menu is safe for those individuals; if we can make substitutions, we are happy to do so.
We require a 25% non-refundable deposit be made to hold the date and compensate for our planning in the event you cancel your event. This deposit is applied in full to your event cost and may be transferred to another date if your reschedule. We will determine this amount once the date and menu is selected.
Payment, Tax, Tips
We calculate costs based on expected number of guests and confirm this number three days prior to your event. On the day of your event, payment is expected for the confirmed number in your party; there is no discount for late cancellations (within 72 hours of the event). Additional guests being added to your party late will be accommodated at the discretion of the chef; please call us as soon as possible to add guests to your party. Payments may be made by company check or any major credit card. Events are tax-exempt as they are classified as services; any beverages or other items purchased are subject to local and state sales tax. Gratuity is not expected but is always appreciated by our hard-working staff. If you desire to leave a gratuity, it must be cash as our register is not able to process such payments.