Plan a Chopped-style birthday party right here in Portland, Maine! Fyood is the perfect party idea for kids and adults. Cook in our professional kitchen with mystery ingredients and a fully stocked pantry. No experience required!

How does a fyood birthday party work?

Fyood is Portland's only friendly cooking competition where you get to cook like a celebrity chef. Keep reading for a 30 second overview of what to expect at your Fyood party. If you’d like more detail about what Fyood is like, check out our recap of a recent belated birthday party.

Friends cook together at fun adult birthday party competition

1. Split up into teams

You'll split up into teams and face off in our professional kitchen for two rounds of fast-paced cooking. Creativity and teamwork are the keys to success.

We'll handle the baskets, timer, and swag to take home after... the rest is up to you! πŸ”ͺ
What would you make out of Unum's Savory Round basket ingredients from their team-building Fyood last summer? Swipe to see some of the action and their final creations! πŸ”₯
#teambuilding #cookingcompetition #customevents #playwithyourfood #funwithwork #parsnips #peppers #maplesyrup #italiansausage #mysterybasket #comebacksoon

2. open the mystery basket

The rounds start by unveiling your mystery basket! It's your job to cook an amazing dish using those ingredients and anything from our fully-stocked pantry before time is up.

Competition encouraging camaraderie       pretty much everything else. πŸ™
#tbt to a Fyood to remember from last November, courtesy of the RLC Engineering team. Thanks for all the laughs! πŸ˜†
What do you think they made? Hint: #fallflavors heavily influenced the baskets in both rounds of this fierce and fun Fyood event. πŸ₯§πŸ#whereisthepumpkinemoji
#cookingcompetition #playwithyourfood #teambuilding #funwithwork #teamwork #cookingcontest #mysteryingredientchallege #pumpkineverything #maineapplecider #localsausage #goatcheese #strawberryrhubarbjam #potatochips #candycorn #pumpkinseeds #pumpkinpuree #smiles #shareameal

3. cook, judge, then eat!

Once time is up, you’ll all sit down to judge each other’s dish. Points for creativity, presentation, and flavor, but the real prize is tasting what everyone else cooked!


What to expect:

  • Two 45-minute rounds (sweet and savory)

  • Four mystery ingredients per round

  • Fully stocked pantry

  • Multi-course dinner and dessert

  • The chance to show off your creativity and cooking skills

What not to expect:

  • Recipes

  • Negativity

  • Dish duty


Have questions about planning a birthday party at Fyood? Drop us a line and we'll be happy to talk through all the details!