Dabble offers a variety of team building options for groups of 2 to 100 people:
We are happy to customize an event for you and your group that is sure to be fun, collaborative, and interactive!
Interactive, delicious fun! Guests learn knife skills, seasoning, and other tips from our chef-instructor, and work in teams to prepare a menu that they will enjoy family-style at the event’s conclusion. Choose from our standard menus or work with our culinary director to customize your event to suit your group’s needs. Cooking classes can be structured as a cook-off contest or a market basket challenge for that added element of fun competition.
A great option for larger groups! Our artist-instructor will guide you each through creating your paintings, either 8 x 10 (great for groups traveling by plane) or 16 x 20 paintings. Choose a design from our gallery, or a custom design can be created for your group’s event for an additional $50 fee.
Combination Cooking-and-Painting Classes
Our Dabble-exclusive combo classes feature the best of what Dabble has to offer, all in one event! Guests will paint an 8 x 10 painting (perfect for groups traveling by plane) while the dish they prepared is cooking, and then enjoy their dish and finished paintings during unstructured time at the end of their event. Choose Pizza & Painting, Pasta & Painting, or Cocktails and Canvas, and choose a design from our 8 x 10 painting gallery, or we will design a custom painting for an additional $50 fee.
You choose either a cooking OR painting activity, in combination with plenty of time to socialize as you enjoy wine, cheese and charcuterie. Choose from Pizza Mingles, Painting Mingles, or Mixology Mingles.
Food Tours – by Foot, Van, or Bus!
Roll With The Foodies! Food tours for from 2-200+ people provide the unique opportunity to check out the specialties of 4-5 Nashville hot spots on a narrative tour that covers Nashville food, history, and culture! Food equals a full meal and guests on driving tours are welcome to BYOB on the van or coach. Food tours can be customized to your group’s food and drink preferences, and, depending on the tour chosen and with advance notice, some dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Nashville is a beautiful, colorful, photogenic town! Photo Safari guests travel by foot, van, or coach to a variety of Nashville parks and neighborhoods with the best photo ops. Learn tips and hints, with an emphasis on smartphone and point-and-shoot cameras, as well as tips on post- photography editing capabilities right on your smartphone. Can be combined with Food Tours
Dabble Studio is conveniently located in the Capitol North/Germantown area of downtown Nashville, a few blocks from the new Sounds stadium and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. You will love our bright, clean, contemporary studio, with ample nearby parking! Our guests appreciate our fun, comfortable, welcoming vibe and great background music.
Depending on the type of event, our studio can welcome up to 50 guests, and we work with partner venues to accommodate larger groups.
While you are always welcome to BYOB and to bring your own food or food from an outside caterer, many of our guests love our one-stop service! Our chef can provide food for your event, and we can also provide soft drinks, bottled water, wine, beer, and cocktails for your group.
When you plan a team building event at Dabble Studio, you have the benefit of a team with outstanding relevant background and experience.
Jamie, our culinary director, holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Fordham University in New York City and several years of client relation development on Wall Street, in addition to completing her culinary education at the Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan.
Lynn, our art director and photographer, has a B.A. in Communication (Public Relations emphasis) with a minor in Business from Purdue University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from The Ohio State University, and many years of public relations, advertising, and client relationship experience in a variety of settings.
TJ, Dabble LLC’s president and head of our food tour company, Nashville Food Adventures, successfully ran a national chain of computer stores, and a nationwide consulting company, for two decades, overseeing more than 2,000 employees in sales, customer service, manufacturing, marketing, human resources, and finance. He holds a dual degree in Marketing and Finance from Purdue University.
Kristin, with a B.S. from MTSU in Recreation and Leisure Services with a double emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Recreation, has worked for over 16 years in the recreational field. She has completed her certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, CTRS. In her work as a Recreation and Activity Therapist, she has also worked for the military around the world including Pearl Harbor, HI, Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Lewis, WA, Sicily, Italy and Washington DC.
Elisabeth, a graduate of North Central College in Naperville, IL with a BA in Theatre, has called Nashville her home for the past 6 years. She has been avid about performing arts, visual arts, and the culinary arts for as long as she can remember and has deep passions in building community and healthy living. As Dabble’s Operations Director, drawing from experience as the COO of a regional health food chain, Elisabeth ensures that every event goes off without a hitch.
TJ, my thanks for taking on such a huge group….you were the only tour group brave enough to do so! Everyone LOVED the food tours and I am very much hoping you have started a trend for all future trips! I can’t BEGIN to tell you how wonderful your tour guides were/are!!! Every single bus that I followed up with had nothing but wonderful, glowing praise for the narrative that was provided en route to each stop. We gained a huge amount of knowledge about the city of Nashville and its history that made the tour ALL the more interesting, fun, and a great experience. Thank you again for taking on the challenge of a 275 person group….you and your team were awesome and I am so very appreciative! If you ever need a reference, please feel free to use me as an enthusiastic supporter!
"Amazing" I LOVED this tour! The food was amazing from start to finish, the van was comfortable and clean, our tour guides were knowledgable and funny and welcoming, and our fellow foodies that we met on the tour were fabulous! An unforgettable night and I have already recommended it to friends!!!
BEST TOUR EVER!! I booked 2 tickets for my mom & I , but I swear by the end of the tour it felt like everyone grew up together! .... Oh and, 🗣🗣KRISTIN IS THE BEST TOUR GUIDE EVER! She’s so informative & funny!! She’s very witty & a BEAST behind the wheel! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Across the board I FULLY recommend 👏🏻👏🏻
“Bites and Sites Tour was perfect!” Booked the Bites and Sites Tour for Saturday morning! What an awesome time! Elisabeth, our guide, was great. She kept us together and informed! The portions were bigger than expected and the choices were on point! Great way to get the layout of the land! Would absolutely do something like this again! Elisabeth offered suggestions of places to visit, along with some of her personal favorite spots! So glad we did this at the beginning of our trip!
My boyfriend and I attended Dabble Studio last night for [a] Spanish cooking lesson. The atmosphere of this place is amazing! We listened to fun music while we got to cook with another couple. The instructions were broken down so that anyone from a beginner to an advanced cook would have a great time. Our food ended up delicious! Also you can bring your own wine. Just another added benefit! We'll definitely be back for another class.
“Jamie—I have had nothing but great comments on our afternoon with you and New Heights. People had so much fun and thought you were adorable and funny, as well as knowledgeable. The social part of the event, of course, is very important, and we certainly had that. The beer and sangria added to the great experience. Ha. I had a customer write me yesterday that it was her favorite networking activity ever – so therein lies a success!!” . . .. “Please pass on our thanks to New Heights for their wonderful hospitality.”
We've gone to several Painting classes and even a cooking class. We are happy to go again and again.
Awesome team building event last night! The owners had great personalities and our evening of pizza making and painting was one to remember! Thank you!
“Just wanted to thank you again for such a great evening last night! We all had such a blast, and I really appreciate all the hard work you put into the event. You did a fantastic job accommodating us. My bosses were thrilled!”
Dabble Studio is one of the best paint and wine places I’ve been too... and I’ve been to a lot of different places over the years. Lynn was an awesome painting instructor and we had so much fun. She is patient, kind, caring and we really enjoyed her detailed instructions. She played music and made the experience enjoyable. We painted “Starry Night Over Nashville” and never thought we would be able to get anything close to hers. Our paintings look amazing under Lynn’s direction. I highly recommend Dabble Studio for painters of all experience. You will have a blast! I can’t wait to come back and try the combo painting and cooking class!
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