About Us: A Leader in Virtual Chocolate Tastings | Corporate Team Building Events | Gift Giving Re-Imagined
The inspiration for Gourmet Boutique stems from our passion for travel. Wandering through charming boutiques and patisseries, learning from the makers and becoming absorbed in the slower pace of life is all part of the joy of travel. Returning from our “gourmet adventures” with trunks full of Salame di cioccolato, calissons de Provence and delicately sweet crystallized violets and rose flowers from Demel resulted in the opening of Gourmet Boutique in 2003.
For almost 20 years, it has been our mission to capture the joy of travel and gourmet discoveries in our Boutique’s offerings. It is with this idea in mind that we search the world for visually stunning and mouthwatering products to recreate the fond travel memories right at home in the historic and elegant Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Our eclectic mix of imported and artisan domestic gourmet products range from craft chocolates, to French Macarons, gourmet sweets, artisanal teas, caviar, gift trunk, baskets and more. We taste and taste to curate a food-forward assortment of the most delicious and decadent gourmet products from around the world.
Favorite part of our work is sharing stories behind the makers. The tasting events we hosted in person both in Fortune 500 clients’ conference rooms and small family gatherings evolved to virtual guided tasting experiences during the pandemic. With the world returning to normal, we are thrilled to bring back our in-person tasting experiences. Perfect for client appreciation gatherings, team building experiences and executive briefing entertainment to name a few.
Our Virtual & In Person Team Building Events have been a hit with companies such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, BCG, and many more. We have done over 1200 events since Covid-19 began and are the market leader in the Virtual Corporate Events, and Corporate Team Building space.
Our Gourmet Boutique Digital Experiences continue to evolve with new offerings. Most recently we have added coffee cupping and chocolate pairing experience, sake and chocolate tasting, cheese coarse and a luxe caviar tasting to name a few. Our team of seasoned sommeliers, food educators and food/travel writers will ensure your guests will have a fun, delicious and engaging session whether hosted in person or via a virtual meeting platform. Infuse a bit of Zen into your next executive briefing with a tea and chocolate tasting experience or share your business agenda in a carefully curated tasting session that seamlessly blends business agenda of your company with a fun and educational tasting. Give us a call or chat with us about the needs of your upcoming in-person and virtual event.
We can’t wait to share our delicious discoveries and the fascinating stories behind the makers with you!
Anya Zelfond, Founder
Gourmet Boutique | Private Virtual, Hybrid and In Person Events