Teeming with probiotics that boost gut health, kombucha is the wellness drink of the moment. Do-it-yourself kombucha brewing classes are growing in popularity and, for meetings, they offer a hands-on activity that’s a great nonalcoholic alternative to wine tastings. Kombucha Hunter in Los Angeles has been leading homebrewing workshops since January 2016; all have sold out. “We create an immersive, entertaining experience, where students not only learn to brew their kombucha with confidence, but also get to socialize with one another,” says Kombucha Hunter founder Stacy Gueraseva. “All of our workshops include a tasting portion, during which students can try a variety of our own brews.” The workshops can be customized for groups up to 30 people and held in any venue, from cafés and restaurants to maker spaces and corporate boardrooms. The workshops typically last 90-120 minutes, but can also be condensed to 60 minutes. Participants can be gifted everything they need for their own brews back home, including the allimportant gelatinous kombucha starter known as “scoby,” short for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Kombucha classes are being taught throughout the state, so you can likely find instructors who will be open to creating group workshops in your area, too. 

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Mixologist Freddie Sarkis curated a custom cocktail menu to reflect the globally inspired cuisine at the newly opened Scroll Bar Waterside Kitchen in Redwood City. The fare at the eatery that’s inside the Pullman San Francisco Bay Hotel ranges from an ahi poke stack appetizer to the $350 Scroll Kitchen luau pig that has to be ordered 48 hours in advance and requires a minimum of eight diners.

 

With the largest convention center in the region, the luxury this all-inclusive resort offers includes hassle-free logistics.