Discover a different way to entertain with Culinary Pathways!
Culinary Pathways is your one-stop shop for hosting an exquisite dinner party in the comfort of your own home. Our exclusive 16-course small bites dinner will take you and your guests on a journey of flavors and textures. All food is prepared using the freshest ingredients and the highest quality recipes. Join us in a collaborative cooking experience where you, your guests, and the chef work together to craft a unique and unforgettable meal experience.
Chef Tom Gescheidle: At Culinary Pathways, we offer an interactive dinner experience like no other. Led and hosted by Chef Tom Gescheidle, a graduate of the renowned Culinary Institute of America, guests will have the opportunity to partake in a truly unique experience. With over 30 years in the culinary world, Chef Tom has worked as an Executive Chef at various restaurants and country clubs and even ran his own restaurant for over a decade. His passion, attention to detail, and delicious creations will certainly leave guests in awe.
Meal Description: We offer a truly unique dining experience. Our 16-course meals provide a variety of flavors and textures, with each course made up of small bites. Our menu features smoked salmon, Cajun beef, Paraguay melted bruschetta, duck breast, seared tuna, black Angus ribeye, and roasted red pepper soup. Chef Tom pairs wine and beer to create a culinary adventure.
Guest Involvement: We provide a unique dining experience tailored to small groups of 8 to 12. We offer the opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the dining experience. Our Chef Tom will be in the kitchen with one guest at a time, participating in the final preparation and plating of two courses. Guests will have the chance to assist in serving the courses and learn from Chef Tom's expertise. Culinary Pathways is the perfect way to bring a special touch to your next dinner party.
Host requirements: The host only needs to provide space within their home and any table decorations that they will enjoy. Leave the rest up to us - we prepare all the food, and we bring all the utensils, plates, and wine and beer glasses. When we leave, your kitchen is left spotless. So sit back and enjoy the meal with your guests; leave everything up to us!
"The interactive dinner was a great experience with the food being the star of the show."
"All of our guests loved participating and being a small part of the evening"
"Chef Tom created a fun and engaging atmosphere that allowed guests to bond over delicious food"
16 Course Small Bites Menu - Example
1. Grilled Asparagus Prosciutto & Peppers
2. Smoked Salmon
Apple Cranberry Chutney Cream Cheese on Butter Cracker
3. Pulled Turkey (Inverted Sandwich)
Turkey w/Grilled Onions & Mushrooms
4. Chicken Tostada
Pickled Red Onions, Fried Beans, Fresca Cheese
5. Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
Wisconsin Maple Syrup Glaze
6. Paraguay Melted Bruschetta
7. Cajun Beef
Habanero Mango Salsa Cream Cheese, Orange Slice on Melba Toast
8. Smoked Chicken Salad (Inverted Sandwich)
9. Weiss Wurst Sausage Bites
Butternut Squash Puree Memphis Mustard
10. Smoked Breast of Duck
Brie & Raspberry Peach Champagne Jam on Pita Chip
11. Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Cappuccino Froth & Seared Yellow Peppers
12. Spiraled Shrimp
Cheese Tortellini, Pomegranate/Port Cream Sauce
13. Wedge Salad
Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Dresses with Fig Bleu Cheese
14. Seared Tuna
Avocado Soy Glaze
15. Black Angus Ribeye
Red Bud Smashed Potato with Basil, Reduced Apple Cider Vinegar
16. Sticky Toffee Pudding
& Chocolate Chip Cookies