In Milwaukee proper, intriguing foodie tours and a themed James
Bond-approved restaurant are among the opportunities on deck, and in
nearby Brookfield and Waukesha, groups will find an award-winning
brewery, cooking classes and a couple places to toast over a glass of wine.
For a great introduction to the city’s culinary scene, groups can check out
Milwaukee Food & City Tours.
“We provide natural opportunities for networking while showing off Milwaukee’s historic neighborhoods and cuisine,” said owner Theresa Nemetz.
Among the most popular tours for groups are Pizza Bus; Bikes, Brats
& Beers, which includes time at the Harley-Davidson Museum; and
Milwaukee Fish Fry, complete with stops at three classic supper clubs and
custard for dessert.
At Milwaukee Public Market, a food destination where vendors sell everything from cheese to chocolate, there is a group-friendly demonstration
kitchen that hosts private events.
“The kitchen is an ideal setting for groups,” said Paul Schwartz, the mar-
ket’s operation and communication manager. “We like to keep things fun,
fresh and interesting.”
He explained that during an event, food stations are set up, music plays,
drinks are served and the lead chef checks in with class participants to offer
coaching and tips.
“One group will be making homemade pasta, while another is rolling up
their sleeves to make meatballs to put into the third group’s tomato sauce,”
Schwartz said. “At the end, the meal is served at a large dinner setting where
The Milwaukee area is cooking up some fun options for groups interested in adding a tasty culinary outing to the meeting itinerary.
SAFE HOUSE, MILWAUKEE RAISED GRAIN BREWING CO., WAUKESHA
THE FUNDAMENTAL KITCHEN (TFK), BROOKFIELD
WATER 2 WINE, BROOKFIELD
The Milwaukee area offers a smorgasbord
of savory experiences for groups