Team Building at Truffles & Trifles
Businesses from across the world have been coming to Truffles and Trifles for 39 years. Businesses such as: American Express, Bristol Myers, Coca Cola, Boston Beer, Johnson & Johnson, Hershey, Chep, Siemens, Lockheed-Martin, Cargill, Ritz Carlton, Raymond James, Cadbury, Exxon Mobile, Disney, Universal, Fidelity, Zero Chaos, State Farm, Marriott, Starwood, Pulte Homes, Novaris, Wyndam Hotels, Charles Schwab, Hyatt, Diamond Resorts, The Orlando Sentinel, SunTrust, IBM, Chase Banks, and too many law firms to mention. These are just some of the businesses who have chosen to bring groups to Truffles and Trifles to experience our unique team building experience.
Our state of the art teaching kitchen is equipped with 9 cook tops, 12 ovens, 3 refrigerators, and 1 commercial freezer and 10 different stations.
INFORMATION ON TEAM BUILDING AND PRIVATE PARTIES AT TRUFFLES AND TRIFLES
To bring a group to Truffles and Trifles we require a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 40, with some exceptions, for larger groups, for an evening event (for some daytime luncheon classes we are willing to host smaller groups – 12 people for 1200.00 plus tax). We require a $250.00 deposit to hold your date. The deposit will apply toward your final balance. The cost at this time is $85.00 per person plus sales tax for your group (unless your group is tax exempt). (All pricing will be discussed with Marci Arthur). This price is subject to change unless we have a contract and a deposit. When you choose a specific date, we will e-mail you a contract which must be signed, and returned within 48 hours with your deposit of $250. If you have to cancel your event prior to a full month out from your date, your deposit will be returned. If you cancel within the month of event, the entire balance will become due. If you change the date of event, within the three weeks prior (except in December) of your event and additional $200 will be charged.
When we receive your contract, we will send you approximately 5-10 different menus for your group; and then you can pick a menu which best suit your group. You also can switch items from different menus if you see something that catches your eye. There will be professional chefs to guide your group through the cooking process. There is also two dishwashers. Your group will prepare all the food. They will be divided into teams; usually 4 people to a team and each team will prepare 2-3 recipes, per team, depending on the degree of difficulty. And, of course, most importantly, you will have a fabulous meal and go home with a booklet of all the recipes. The usual amount of time required is a minimum of 3 hours. If your group fails to arrive as the designated time there will be an additional charge. The price of wine is $28 per bottle; beer is $6.50 per bottle or can, plus tax. We give your menu to our wine expert and they match the wine to the menu. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, if you choose to do so. WE provide spring water, and iced tea, and upon request, we will offer coffee. There is no hard alcohol allowed.
Pictures of the kitchen are available. We use 8 foot tables set on end, to accommodate your group – tables are set in a U shape. Your food will be serviced in buffet style, except for appetizers and desserts which are served by our wait staff. You will be assisted by as many chefs as your numbers require and in addition, there are 2 dishwashers. There are 2 fully equipped bathrooms and 3 outer sinks for hand washing.
This type of Team Building we do provides total interaction with your guests, employees or clients. Groups, literally, from all over the world attend every year, and we have had groups return, time and time again, over a 39+ year period.
TEAM BUILDING: Our team building experience creates cooperation and social interaction with group members.
OUTCOME: Elevating team spirit and morale. Finding the winning balance between planning and execution.
Creating an environment that allows team members to get to know each other better
Creates a purpose in expertise, precision and creativity.
Creating a meal brings out leadership skills that are put into action with the end result being an amazing meal, whether your members have cooked in the past or never cooked at all. This team building experience will produce an unforgettable and delicious culinary team building adventure.
Truffles and Trifles was chosen as one of the Top 5 Cooking Schools in the Nation by the Food Network. Marci Arthur has received numerous awards including Hall of Fame honors from the Orlando Sentinel and Orlando Magazine. She was recently selected one of the Top 5 Women Chefs in Florida by Restaurant Trends. And she was chosen as one of the top women chefs in the Southeast by Women of Distinction of America. Marci was also designated as Distinguished Honors Speaker at The University of Central Florida for September, 2012, 13 and 2014.
We will provide Spring water, Tropical iced tea, for classes – if other beverages are required i.e.: wine, beer – we can provide them at an additional cost, or you are welcome to bring your own.
$85 per person includes all food, water, and tea,
$125 per person includes food, water, tea, and beer and wine package
+$60 flat dishwasher fee
*Parties with less than 16 attendees will still be charged for 16 people*
We do daytime events for 12 people for a price of $1200.00 plus tax for a 3 hour event.
711 West Smith Street
Orlando, Florida 32804