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Charcuterie Chalet Showdown

A Custom On-Site Activation for Quick High Energy Interactions

The Charcuterie Chalet Showdown positions an expert chef head-to-head with an audience participant for a high-energy, emceed, culinary showdown. Highly performance/show-driven, this activation is well-suited to events with crowds of potential spectators. Ideal duration of 1 hour, with multiple short and punchy challenges to allow audience to engage for anywhere from 5-60 minutes of unique entertainment. Utilizing classic charcuterie board elements, competitors must race to complete the best “charcuterie chalet” – aka savory gingerbread house – while surmounting various hurdles, including “no hands,” “blindfolded,” and more!

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From $10,000 Per Event
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On Site at Your Venue
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Private Experience Only
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High Energy Performance to Drive Engagement

What’s Included in the Charcuterie Chalet Showdown?

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  • Pre-Built Chalets Ready to Decorate
  • All Competition elements including delightfully quirky prizes and ingredients provided  
  • Option to work with Sponsored Products from Exhibitor Companies (ex: Charcuterie, Cheese, snacks, bakery companies)
  • Staged Background and Set Up
Live 1-Hour Chef vs Audience Competition
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  • Entertaining Avital Emcee Host 
  • Optional: High Profile Chef to compete agains
  • Option to have sponsored products showcased, sampled and vendors to talk during presentation or be competitors

Case Study: Fancy Food Show at the NYC Javitz Center

Problem: Conference panels are boring! The Specialty Food Association hired us to produce something new and different featuring food trends, to engage grocery buyers and Deli Pavilion booth exhibitors and sponsors at their annual Fancy Food Show high-volume conference at the NYC Javitz Center.

Solution: We developed the Charcuterie Chalet Showdown to be positioned in the Deli Pavilion , featuring meat and cheese company products in a unique and innovative way. We had a host pass out samples as competitors used them and talked about their unique product characteristics.

Results: The 1-hour activation pulled in a consistent crowd of people around the event, Many guests took photos and videos of the entertainment and also audience members participated as contestants competing for a “cash” prize. Sponsoring companies were pleased with the showcasing of their products in a new and innovative setting.

The Essentials


This private experience is available any day of the week, at any time! 


There is no gratuity necessary. All taxes and fees are included in the flat rate pricing.


Ask Your Culinary Curator for a custom quote for your venue and group size.

Group Size

This private experience does not have a minimum or maximum number of people, but it works best for large groups or conferences.

Why Choose Avital for Your Charcuterie Chalet Activation?

Expertly Hosted

Our Charcuterie Chalet Showdown is hosted by an on-site, vetted and trained, expert Avital Emcee Host. You can sit back and enjoy as your host takes care of all the logistics with high group engagement throughout. 

Unique & Memorable

Give your guests something new that’s easy to understand and participate in! A cool new alternative to traditional booths!  

Experienced Team

A full support team to ensure a turnkey booking and seamless experience from start to finish.

Designed for Connection

The Charcuterie Chalet Showdown creates the perfect balance of authentic conversation and curated experience. 


Inclusive, accessible, and customizable to a variety of use cases, from conferences to large, multi-city events. 

Dietary Restriction Friendly

We understand dietary restrictions and want everyone to leave feeling cared for! This experience has no known allergens and works for everyone.

How to Book Your Private Event

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1: Explore Packages & Examples

Download the PDF to view packages and examples. Still have questions? Schedule a call with your Culinary Curator.


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2: Start Your Booking

Submit your event details to get started. Upon submission, you’ll also have the option to make an initial, refundable deposit to reserve your date right away.


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3: Finalize Details

A real human will be in touch to finalize your event details, like confirming your package, how to submit request for dietary or alcohol accommodations, and when your final headcount is due.

Start Your Private Booking