My wife's 40th is coming up and she expressed interest in having a Lemon Pie cook-off as part of her celebration. I thought it would be more fun to upgrade to an onsite cooking activity of some sort, like group cooking class, imitation iron chef competition or another variation.
Does anyone know where to go to do something like this? Any experience doing something yourself? I fear our home kitchen isnt big enough but I dont mind if this feels homeade and humorous. I'd prefer, though, that it feel nicer than glorified potluck. Sadly, we dont have an endless budget.
Additionally/alternately, we were thinking perhaps we'd ask a private chef to do a lemon-inspired meal, like the secret ingredient.
Seeking any ideas, suggestions or experience. I just have to imagine that other foodies have figured this out!!