Private Event Space

Forrest, A Food Studio will be available during all-seasons for event space rental. Events can range from birthday parties of all ages, private cooking classes, baby showers, reception dinners, business meetings or even culinary professionals looking to host their own food centric gathering. The event space is meant to be your home away from home for your special gatherings and for those that don’t have enough room to host a gathering or comfortably entertain a larger group. Seating will include two large communal tables, high-top seating, a couch, four lounge chairs and three coffee tables. The 1,200 square foot space has an open floor plan with two bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen with plenty of utensils, tools and small equipment.

Cooking Classes

Informational food demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes are held in Forrest’s designer kitchen studio. Classes that are taught are meant to expand your knowledge and hone your culinary skills. Whether bettering yourself as a home cook or as a professional chef, our goal is to expand your palate and create a fun, tasty and more enjoyable dining experience. Hands-on classes and food demonstrations range from 2 to 2.5 hours, where the first part of the class is spent observing, participating, listening, tasting and taking notes. Towards the end of class you’re encouraged to relax in our comfortable dining room to enjoy the fruits of your labor and learning. A variety of classes are offered and range from Spanish Cooking, Vegan Preparations, Out-Door Grilling, Basic Skills and Sausage Making. Snacks and beverages are provided throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Dining

Forrest, A Food Studio is an exceptional venue for a Pop-Up Restaurant. A well equipped kitchen and an intimate dining room atmosphere. The Food Studio is available for reserving the space to showcase your culinary and beverage skills. You’ll find not only Forrest creating Pop-Up Dining, but also young chefs looking to showcase their talent and seasoned chefs from near and far. If you’re looking for a new, fun dining experience in Traverse City MI, stay up to date on the happenings at Forrest, A Food Studio. Whether it’s Brunch, a Wine Dinner or even a fast Casual Eatery, there’s always something new and different happening at the Food Studio!

Corporate Team Building

Small businesses that are looking for an engaging team-spirited activity, can book a “secret ingredient food basket” cooking challenge for their staff of up to 18 participants.  Forrest will pre-select 3-4 random ingredients that must be showcased in one dish.  The staff will have free range of other food and ingredients stocked in the kitchen. Staff will be broken up into small teams of 3-4 members and the challenge will be timed (45 minutes).  After the time is up, the dishes are tasted and judged by Forrest and Nicole for components such as cooking technique, flavor, execution and presentation.  The winning team gets office bragging rights and everyone leaves happy and full.  Forrest, A Private Chef can also be booked to prepare a meal for the staff as a cooking demonstration.