Inspired by a collective drive to connect with our professional culture and networks, Culture With Us encourages togetherness through expert-curated and hosted virtual corporate experiences, high-end corporate gifting services, and in-person luxury retreats specially tailored for each group.
Bonding and making memories with colleagues balances and enriches each unique work environment, boosts morale, and helps retain top talent. Culture With Us is here to help your organization keep diversity, inclusivity, and equitability at the forefront in fun and exciting ways that encourage employees to engage in meaningful discourse and connect on a deeper level.
Culture With Us began as a way for laid-off and furloughed hospitality professionals like sommeliers, mixologists, and chefs to connect with and “serve” guests remotely during the height of the pandemic, which provided much-needed jobs and income. Companies tapped into our exclusive, high-quality network of food and beverage professionals and hosts for interactive cocktail hours that offered employees the opportunity to refresh and strengthen teams and client/prospect relationships in a fun, informative, and interactive package more akin to hanging out at a restaurant—complete with the banter and personal interactions we’ve all been missing.
As a Black-owned business, it’s especially important to Culture With Us to offer programming specific to culture-inclusive holidays and events throughout the year. We’ve organized events and gift boxes for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Latinx Heritage Month, AAPI Heritage Month, Pride, Juneteenth, Lunar New Year, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and many other occasions with the help of our talented artisanal producers (many of whom are BIPOC small business owners like us).
We’ve since expanded our operation to include all kinds of culinary and beverage events, from pizza and sushi-making classes to West Coast IPA and rare whiskey tastings, trivia nights, escape rooms, art lessons, and much more. Planning in-person, fully remote and hybrid events for professional teams around the country has been especially gratifying, and something we’ve been looking forward to for years.
Today, Culture With Us offers clients on six continents a huge range of experiences and gifts to enjoy together, and we’re still expanding rapidly. Let our dedicated customer team know what kind of event you’d like to plan, and let us handle everything—we’ll be there for you from start to finish.
hope this finds you safe, healthy, and well. I’m proud to share that Culture With Us is more committed than ever to helping organizations maintain and grow alongside their remote and hybrid teams. We’ve made enormous strides over the last year in driving programming that is, at its heart, centered around diversity, inclusivity, and equitability. Our hypothesis has proven overwhelmingly true: Workplaces can thrive beyond what we ever imagined possible with a commitment to team-building and making space for everyone at the table.
Our plan remains to boost morale and remind each other why we work well together. Culture With Us events encourage us to see what we have in common: chocolate-lovers, wine-lovers, coffee enthusiasts, mixology devotees, fans of trendy juices and smoothies, and everyone else who experiences joy by sharing delicious experiences with friends and colleagues. As we continue to expand, more teams at more companies will reap the benefits of socializing together in a room created just for the occasion.
In a remote work era that will likely continue to a large extent, cultivating your most important business relationships is more important than ever. Culture With Us has perfected the art of corporate gifting, thanks to the discerning taste of our expert buyers. Let us handle treating your VIPs to something special, from ordering to delivery, and stay on their minds for all the right reasons.
We’re here to encourage you to bring your professional team together in any way that provides the best platform to connect—from remote and hybrid events to in-person experiences and executive retreats around the world with unique luxury touches.
Thank you for your continued patronage and encouragement, and we’ll see you online, in person, (or both) for all kinds of unique new programming in the coming months.
— Alex Schrecengost, CEO & Founder
“Working with the sommeliers and wine professionals I admire most has been especially gratifying during this time of job insecurity throughout the hospitality industry, and our efforts in coordinating across multiple channels, from distribution to retail and the end consumer, have proved exceptionally successful. Being 100% remote and online, our business model provides consistent employment for these incredibly friendly, outgoing, talented individuals, which we believe is essential to the greater recovery of our most beloved food and beverage establishments.”
— Alex Schrecengost
CEOVirtual With Us
The Virtual With Us beverage and culinary network is an ever-expanding community of the country’s most notable hospitality talent, and it’s here for you. Our master sommeliers, chefs, mixologist and food editors, baristas, and cicerones with decades of professional experience are thrilled to guide your group through the delicious experience of your choice, impart their vast knowledge, and leave you feeling closer to your team. Bring these friendly, personable hosts into your group for the evening, and make a new friend.