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4LOBE EVENTS is dedicated to planning and executing culinary focused SPECIAL EVENTS, CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES, and group food tours IN major CITIES, THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

Offering you a fresh look with culinary corporate events and team building

Our goals are to provide your group with new, exciting alternatives to the traditional corporate event and team building activity.

With an extensive background in culinary tourism (sister company Food Tour Corp is the largest food tour company in North America), our founders started the company as a way to help serve our tour clients beyond our current capacity previously allowed.

We built a reputation as an industry innovator, creating an increasing number of events based on the unique needs of our clients.

We possess the planning and executing capabilities to handle events of 50 or 5,000 with the same focus on customer care, planning and development, and execution.

How a culinary event company can exceed your expectations

At 4Lobe Events, we are dedicated to developing and executing your next event.

Our team

Our national team is a highly focused, and lean. We remove the excess layers out of pricing and work to ensure that what we offer adds true value to your events.

We pride ourselves on our creative concept development, our ability to quickly adapt to changes, and our capability to manage complex projects for clients so they can enjoy rather than worry.

WORKING together

We strive for excellence, professionalism, and accessibility throughout the entire event planning and execution process to develop unforgettable events every time:

  • Creating the ideal event for your group
  • Adapting to changes in event scope and size
  • Managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders

OPERATIONAL FOOTPRINT

With operations and event staff located in fifteen major metropolitan regions throughout North America, we have the ability to have far greater reach and more accurate control for both planning and execution, and ensure our standards of excellence and your expectations and needs are exceeded throughout the process.


Controlling costs with in-house services

The more an event can be kept in house, the more costs are controlled, communication is retained, and mistakes are minimized. Our In House philosophy removes unnecessary middleman, enables stronger management oversight, provides faster response time and ensures the best price and highest value possible.

Company Operational Locations

4Lobe Events is quickly expanding throughout the United States and Canada with help of sister company Food Tour Corp. Our presence means actual employees and team members in the city positions to help you set up and execute top level events both culinary and non-culinary.

Currently we have teams in and around the following cities: Annapolis, Arlington, Baltimore, Biloxi, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, DC, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, Toronto, Virginia Beach and Wilmington. Our teams can run any of the tours, events, and activities described within this website.


your needs

Below are some of the popular events and activities we offer. Interested in something you don't see? Call us at 877-406-3446 or email us at info@4lobe.com


Our thoughts are first and foremost about the best service possible. Whether you are bringing 2 guests on a city tour or you want a 2000 person culinary exposition, our account team will be responsible for taking care of your every needs 7 days a week. Once your event is set, our operations team will provide you with the customer support you need.





Please scroll through the following events. They comprise a number of our most popular offerings. Feel free to call or email with any questions and a member of our team will help you find the best option for your group.


Corporate
teambuilding activities

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Team building is an opportunity for coworkers to interact, lead, and support each other on projects and activities outside of the office. Co-workers can facilitate a completely different level of understanding, cooperation, and trust.

Combining food and drink with a teambuilding event can greatly improve guest experience in numerous ways. Guests become the chefs, working as a team to develop delicious creative concepts. Friendly competition is introduced, creativity is fostered and colleague camaraderie is built.

Everything can be done typically at a comparable price than a meal and an event.

Contact us for more information, proposals, and case studies.


CULINARY
CHALLENGE

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The Culinary Challenge series are events will test knowledge, skills, and ability in interactive competitions where participants collaborate in fun and innovative ways that involve food and drink. Often, culinary challenges are used by organizations in order to overcome difficult issues, create meaningful connections, or for a fun experience outside of the office.

'Iron Chef' inspired Culinary Challenge

Participants team up and choose from project-based positions that together create a functioning team. This event can be set up under the guidance of a local chef to help create fantastic dishes.

Teams will present their dishes to judges, who will have to decide the winner based on several pertinent aspects.

At the end of the event, guests will sit down to enjoy a multi course meal, drinks and dessert.


DINE
AROUND

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Combine entertainment along and a meal into one great experience with a Dine Around. A Dine Around brings together a multi course progressive meal served at 2-3 restaurants complete with beer or wine pairings along with a city, neighborhood, or cultural tour. The historic, architectural and cultural tour takes place between the stops and integrates the meal with the entertainment for the evening.

The Dine Around can be customized to offer a variety of options at different price points to provide a great value regardless of budget. Restaurants visited can vary from casual to high-end VIP options. The price is based on restaurants, dishes, chefs, transportation, alcohol, and combination with receptions or other activities.


CULINARY
SCAVENGER HUNT

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We build on the traditional scavenger hunt by combining an interactive guided trip through a great neighborhood in one of the cities in which we work sampling food and drinks along the way.

This team-building event involves working successfully with others to orchestrate a plan to seek out historic, cultural, and culinary items throughout a neighborhood or area. Guided by their project plan and a series of tips, groups will hunt for food, drinks, and historic landmarks visiting between 4-7 establishments either within a neighborhood on food, or between multiple neighborhoods on motorcoach.

Culinary scavenger hunts can be customized for participants to achieve specific goals, create meaningful partnerships, network with potential clients, or for colleagues to get to know each other.



VICTUALS

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'Victuals' in its simplest form, is the preparation of food and drink. For us, it is an interactive reception or a multi-station culinary event held in a single space.

Enjoy the flavors, sights, and sounds of a food tour or dine around without leaving the room. Dining and drink stations are set up throughout the venue and provide the theme. The menu is painstakingly chosen taking into consideration clients needs and interests.

A great option for cold weather, and a way to experience a Food Tour indoors, the experience brings the best of different neighborhoods throughout the city into a single venue providing custom dishes and drinks from great local restaurants. Just tell us what your needs and our creative team will develop a completely personalized, budget conscious prototype.


COOKING
CLASSES

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A local chef will teach guests cooking techniques, styles, and recount stories as she creates anything from simple appetizers to fantastic multi-course meals with guests based on a theme, or type of cuisine. The hands-on cooking class gives guests of all skill levels the ability to learn how to create beautiful, delicious dishes, and understand how flavors, textures, colors, and taste comes together.

Some classes may focus on plating techniques; taking simple items and making them look professionally crafted.

Other classes may focus on mixology, showing you and your party how to create classic and complex cocktails with ease.

Our cooking classes are held in unique venues, and can come to you when needed. We can often offer a custom solution to your groups needs.


MOTORCOACH
TOURS

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Conceived by us and supported by by sister companies Gimmel Travel and Food Tour Corporation, We offer unique motorcoach tours crafted to give guests options to create their ideal experience, meet like minded travelers, and enjoy the history, architecture, culture, and cuisine of the area.

We bring exciting experiences to the next generation of motorcoach travellers. Our motorcoach tours bring guests to unexpected and exciting stops throughout the city of their choice and beyond. Choose from a selection of single or multiple day options, including weeklong excursions.

Motorcoach tours can be provided for groups of all sizes, as few as 8 and as many as 200 and more.


PUB
AND BAR CRAWLS

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From a few friends to a few hundred, our team develops libation centric efforts that enable individuals to appreciate their drinks, their company, and the establishment.

New exciting crawls are coming out in 2015 aimed at the artisanal side of drinking; from its humble beginnings to its final product and everywhere in between.

At its roots, our pub and bar crawls combine a guided historic, cultural walking or vehicle-based tour with stops at local bars and pubs.

Our basic crawls will test guests' knowledge with a series of trivia questions, giving guests the opportunity to win free drinks and shots. Drink specials, food, and prizes can be combined into the crawl upon request.


CULINARY AND
FOOD TOURS

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Culinary Tours and Food Tours are hands-on experiential activities that combine an area's culture, architecture, and history with local food and drink. Specifically, 4lobe Food Tours integrate both historic and cultural sites alongside visits to local establishments to enjoy specially created dishes. Activities can be as short as three hours and as long as several weeks.

Throughout the Food Tours, guests meet chefs, proprietors, brewmasters, farmers, and bakers whenever possible, while enjoying the best that they have to offer.

4Lobe partners with sister company Food Tour Corporation, North America's premiere culinary tour provider to develop customized Food Tours in all 4Lobe's operating locations.


NON-CULINARY
team building EVENTS

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We understand that not all events can be culinary based due to time, budget or other reasons. When that is the case, we can still help. Our acclaimed creative will develop a variety of team building events for your corporate group that fit within your specifications.

Our professional team of event planners will work closely with you to ensure your objectives are met by creating a thoughtfully developed event program.

Our approach

The 4lobe perspective of developing and running culinary-based events and teambuilding activities was derived initially from client demand by those who took Food Tours from sister company, Food Tour Corporation. Starting with just a few activities evolved into hundreds of creative activities throughout the country each year. The 4Lobe and Food Tour Corp management and creative teams still collaborate on a daily basis developing products and concepts.

For additional information on Food Tours, please see individual Food Tour sites DC Metro Food Tours, Charm City Food Tours, Taste Indy Food Tours, Taste Cleveland Food Tours, Annapolis Food Tours, Taste of Houston Food Tours, Coastal Food Tours, Taste of New Orleans Food Tours, Ontario Food Tours and coming soonTaste Dallas Food Tours. These are our critically acclaimed locally focused, nationally managed culinary and food tour companies throughout North America.

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