Food & Wine Experiences

Try Something New

Great for:

Bachelorette Parties • Family Gatherings • Dinner with Friends

Get in the kitchen, and stay a while. 

There’s a reason why they say that the kitchen and the table are the heart of the home. It’s where the most laughter is shared and the most memories are made. It’s where we reunite after being apart from a long day, or a fun day. 

You don’t have to be a professional to have a great time.

Explore the possibilities of sharing an experience with your squad, favorite couples, family, significant other, or kids.

As Julia Childs says, “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”

So, what memories will you create today?

Sydney Eliason Cooking The Somm Chef Experiences

Interactive & Custom Dinners

Interested in learning how to make fresh pasta from scratch? 

Or maybe you’re not wanting to get your hands dirty, and would rather have a custom menu and a Chef in the kitchen to answer all of your cooking questions. 

Perhaps food isn’t a necessity, and you’d prefer a customized wine tasting.

Maybe you’re hoping for a beautiful 4-5 course meal for 8 people, and wine pairings to go with it? 

For any of the above scenarios, I’ve got you covered. 

I’m happy to have guests in the kitchen and entertain them for you, or I can be invisible and simply prepare and serve the dinner. 

Homemade Pasta

Food & Wine Pairing 101

Learn the “why” behind the rules and how every rule is made to be broken as we explore four styles of wine and the basic elements of taste.

The Perfect Catch

Have a favorite seafood item? Learn how to cook it to perfection and create gourmet sides to match in under an hour. Also great for shrimp boils!

A Night in Paris

French Cuisine, Classic Cooking Techniques and Wine. You might be speaking Français before I leave.

Let’s Roll… Sushi

Ever rolled your own sushi? You and your group will develop a new sense of appreciation for sushi after learning how it’s made.

Kids Cooking Class

Recommended for kids 8+. Learn some kitchen basics and how to safely work in the kitchen. Menus vary depending on skill and topic of interest.

The Perfect Steak

NY Strip / Filet Mignon / Whatever your favorite cut is, learn new ways to prepare it and great sides and wines to match.

Kids Baking Class

Recommended for 8+. Learn some baking and safety basics in the kitchen! Menu will vary depending on skill and topic of interest.

Custom Wine Class

Base it on your favorite style, favorite region, or heck, even your favorite movie!


What People are Saying

“Coolest Experience on 30a”

"Sydney does a great job of giving 1-on-1 teaching while still addressing the group. Even the most hands-off people had a great time!"

Ravioli Making Client

“Definitely a 30a must!”

"I've done a lot of different events and dinners on 30a, but nothing like this!"

Sushi Making Client

“How does she know so much?!”

"My group and I were so impressed with Sydney's wine knowledge and her ability to explain things in a fun and engaging way! We all learned a lot and had a great time."

Wine Class Client


"Sydney did a bachelorette party for my friends and I with wine and ravioli and it was the coolest experience we've ever done during a bachelorette weekend!"

Wine/Food Client