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Monterey Bay Panoramic Views at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz

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Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts

The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination-focused. 

Chili Cook-off

Not just a dinner, but also a unique team-building event, this competition breaks attendees into groups and gives them identical ingredients to try their hands at making the best chili. A Chaminade chef is on hand to assist with each group’s creation. He/she is also the one judging the final chili and crowning the winner. 

S’more Making

The crackling fire, Santa Cruz’s setting sun, and crisp night air set the stage for the ultimate s’more-making experience. Once it’s perfectly toasted, dress it in a variety of accoutrements (peanut butter, pretzels, candy, etc.) – and maybe even make it into competition among friends.

Salsa Challenge 

The perfect starter to your group’s dinner for the evening, this unique team-building experience gets everyone out of their element and into the kitchen. Teams are first instructed in the art of salsa making, then given the reigns to make their own unique concoctions. 


Executive Chef Events

Executive Chef Events, a company that designs unique and memorable culinary events tailored for corporate team building, has developed a special program for Chaminade, where groups are guided through crafting a gourmet meal.

Farm to Table Dinner

Santa Cruz County plays host to many local farms and wineries. Groups take a day trip to their choice of one and learn about the unique growing region. Once they return, they are treated to a carefully crafted menu featuring produce and wine from the area while overlooking Monterey Bay from the terrace at Chaminade.