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Turn your next private party into a hands-on
culinary experience your guests
or staff will remember

Turn your next private party into a hands-on culinary experience your guests or staff will remember

Let CulinaryLab help you create your team-building, client-appreciation or corporate event at our venue in Downtown Santa Ana.

Learn more about booking
an event today

Request a free call to discuss planning your private party

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Team building focused

Team building formats include skill development, problem solving and adaptability exercises tailored to your needs.

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Accommodate 1-200 people

Events are held at 4th Street Market, a kitchen and outdoor venue in downtown Santa Ana that can host everything from small private parties to big corporate events.

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Experiential and Hands-on

You and your guests will get a hands-on culinary experience tailored to your team- from food and wine tastings to a premium, private cooking class, we do it all.

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Chef Led Class

We offer several menus created by our team of Professional Chefs. Choose your package and we’ll teach you and your guests how to perfect the recipes step by step.

What our clients say about CulinaryLab events

See what our students think about us

“We used CulinaryLab to host our non-profit event last night for about 20 people. It was, without a doubt, a big hit with our entire organization!

Kaylee, the Event Specialist, created the perfect atmosphere for our celebration. Chef Mike and his staff were great — so friendly and patient. We will definitely be coming back in the future!”

Glen M.

Irvine, CA.

“This was the best cooking class I have taken. While it was a 3 course meal for a birthday, we still got in there and rolled our own pasta, grilled our meats and veggies and piped our Baked Alaska - great way to get hands on in a fun atmosphere. While they are technically geared for professional cooks, this was a great special event.”

Coco M.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA.

“Chef Ryan Wagner, BEST EXPERIENCE last night!

So much fun, you killed it! All night long everyone talked about the delicious appetizers, fun & tasty interactive first course , fabulous main courses and the best desert! Thank you Chef!!!!! Check out the Culinary Lab!”

Cathy M.

Yorbia Linda, CA.
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Team building and other types of events you can choose from

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Baja California Food + Wine Experience

Your team will create tasting boards together that feature flavors from the Baja California region followed by a guided Mexican wine tasting.

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Cake Off!

Guests will work with our professional coach and pastry chef instructor on learning to decorate cakes based on workplace personality styles.

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Private Cooking Experience

Enjoy a curated cooking class with your team, guided by our chef instructor followed by an indoor or al fresco sit down dining experience.

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Space Rental Only

Enjoy a fun atmosphere with many food choice and options you can mix and match to create an event that suits your vision and budget.

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Customize + Add-Ons

Enjoy fun, team-building activities during a hands-on, experiential event of your choice. Learn about all our options and how to start planning your event by booking your free call today.

What our clients say about CulinaryLab events

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Many thanks to Ryan Wagner and his brilliant team for putting together a fantastic cooking class to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The yummy menu was a double whammy – learning new skills in the kitchen and experiencing delicious food combinations. Our 12 guests raved about the experience both during and after. Read more
Setting up the event was easy, Chef Ryan and kitchen manager Viola took into account some dietary restrictions (1 paleo, another lactose intolerant) and created a food experience that was enjoyed equally by everyone. We took a little longer than planned creating our first course (chatty group), and so the kitchen team swung into action to seamlessly adjust the prep in the 2nd course so that we could still eat on time.
We highly recommend this cooking school for events, and the guests left with plans to return for either a class series or an event if their own!!Read Less


Long Beach, CA

An innovative public food hall and commercial kitchen space in the heart of Orange County

We have partnered with 4th Street Market to bring contemporary cooking techniques & experience to Orange County. We provide the kitchen, the venue and everything required for an event tailored to your needs.


4th Street Market (4SM)
201 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701


There are two parking structures adjacent to 4SM off of 4th & 5th Streets accessible via Spurgeon St, a metered parking lot off of 3rd and Bush, and metered parking throughout East End and Downtown Santa Ana. Parking structures offer first 2 hours free!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which days of the week are available for events?

Monday - Sunday upon availability

How much lead time do I need to book my event?

30 days minimum

How long is a CulinaryLab Team Building Event?

3-4 hours, this includes a 30 minute arrival and hors d'oeuvres period, a 1.5 - 2 hour hands on cooking class, and a 45 minute-2 hour sit down dining experience.

Is there an event minimum?

Yes, $2,200 regardless of menu, headcount, date, etc.

How does the booking process work?

Step 1: Have a 10 minute phone call with an Event Coordinator to discuss your needs
Step 2: Choose event date, time, headcount, menu/experience, drink package, extra/add ons
Step 3: Pay 50% deposit to secure date
Step 4: Review sign Event Contract
Step 5: Pay remaining 50% 10 days out from event date

COVID-19: What safety measures are we taking during COVID?

CulinaryLab takes many steps to ensure student safety, including mandatory face coverings, small class sizes, individual work (no partners), hourly disinfecting of high-traffic areas, and socially distant work stations.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?

Due to liquor license requirements in the city of Santa Ana, we are not permitted to allow clients to bring outside alcohol into our facility.

Can there be a cooking competition?

Yes! Depending on the menu/experience you choose. Please discuss your options with our Event Coordinator.

What if some of my guests have food allergies or restrictions?

We accommodate any and all good allergies and restrictions. Our Chefs are THAT good.

Can we hold a meeting prior to or after the event in your space?

Yes, we have a few options for you to hold your team meeting before or after your CulinaryLab event with AV options available.

Turn your next private party into a hands-on culinary experience your guests or staff will remember

Let CulinaryLab help you create your next team-building, client-appreciation or corporate event

Learn more about
booking an event today

Request a free call to discuss planning your private party

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