Events & Tastings

Mar
16
2017
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
$75.00

The Cornman Farms series of cocktail classes returns this March with a special class celebrating Irish whiskey and Irish beer! Join us in the barn on Thursday, March 16, on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, to learn to make (and then imbibe) distinct cocktails featuring Irish whiskey and stout beer. Zingerman’s bartender Beth Vandergrift will instruct the group in cocktail making, and share stories about the history of whiskey in Ireland as well as the legend of St. Patrick himself. Throughout the class guests will enjoy their cocktails as well as gourmet snacks prepared by Cornman Farm’s chef and managing partner, Kieron Hales. We’ll make an apple and spiced tea cocktail, enjoy our twist on the classic “Irish Cocktail” dating from the 1800s which is garnished with a flamed orange peel, create an iced version of an Irish coffee using our patented Cold Brew and stout beer, and finish the evening with a toast of Poor Man’s Black Velvet. Guests will leave the class with all the skills and recipes needed to recreate these delectable drinks at home. Let’s gather at the Farm and enjoy a little Luck of the Irish this March! Slainte!

Mar
18
2017
9:30 am to 11:30 am
$50.00

Zingerman’s Roadhouse has put together 205 special dinners, and we are excited to provide our first special brunch on March 18, 2017. Chef Alex and our talented Catering Manager, Caitlin Doyle, will create an unforgettable experience that highlights the best of really good Irish cuisine.
In 2013, Caitlin won a staff scholarship to study for three months at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. The school is internationally recognized for their first-class culinary education and Slow Food philosophy. The Slow Food movement strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine, and encourages farming in a way that promotes full-flavored ingredients characteristic of their environment. Ballymaloe is also known for their commitment to sustainability and organic farming. The ingredients they are not able to produce from their own organic farm or gardens, they source from a carefully selected network of organic and ethical suppliers...just like the Roadhouse.
Zingerman’s is committed to learning about regional foodways that we can share with our guests, and the Irish Brunch on March 18 is an opportunity for us to do so with the knowledge Caitlin acquired at Ballymaloe. With her contribution, Chef Alex has put together a menu that promotes the philosophy of cooking the Roadhouse shares with this reputable school. Our commitment to best agricultural practices and to what Caitlin has learned about Irish cuisine will be present in every bite at this delicious Special Event #206. Don’t miss out on this spectacular opportunity for us to bring Ireland to you!

Mar
19
2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$30.00

Sample coffees from Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. We will taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional tasters. This is an eye-opening introduction of the world of coffee.

Mar
20
2017
thru
Mar
21
2017
March 20, 2017, Monday to March 21, 2017, Tuesday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm
$1,250.00

Doesn’t it just make sense that if you know where you want to end up, it will be easier to figure out how to get there? We think so too, which is why we are such believers in the power of visioning and why we teach it throughout our organization. Our approach applies on any scale –from articulating the future of your organization in 20 years to figuring out a successful in-store promotion. We believe visioning is why we are successful. Come get inspired. And then get going.

COME TO THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR TO:

Create/refine a vision of success for yourself and your business.
Explain and begin teaching the process of visioning.
Put visioning to work in your life and business.
Acquire a variety of new management tools that will come in handy on the road to achieving your vision.
Find a network of peers to call upon to help you get past roadblocks.
Laugh out loud, have a-ha moments and realize that lots of well meaning and well run organizations face the challenges you do.
Tour Zingerman’s Deli and Zingerman’s Bakehouse for a behind the scenes peek of how we do things here.
Eat delicious Zingerman’s breakfasts and lunches catered by our oldest and newest businesses, and everything in between.
Get buzzed on coffee roasted by Zingerman’s Coffee Company and treats from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery and Candy Company!

Mar
22
2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$60.00

Spend an evening with Ari while he shares his favorite noshes from the past 35 years. It's gonna be an epic evening of stories and lots of amazing food so bring an appetite ready to feast on our notable noshes and hear about our humble beginnings to where we are today.

Mar
30
2017
thru
Mar
31
2017
March 30, 2017, Thursday to March 31, 2017, Friday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm
$1,250.00

All about the systems and techniques Zingerman’s uses at every stage of the Employee Life Cycle. Not at all about HR laws and policies, but respectful of them, this seminar covers how we create HR systems and Management best practices that serve your organization’s bottom lines and culture, all while delivering a rewarding experience to employees!

For managers looking for ways to help your team excel, small business owners needing to don yet another hat and HR professionals looking for a different perspective!

COME TO THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR TO:

Be able to explain how Zingerman's works to build a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and personal responsibility, balanced by the need for legal compliance.
Learn about the stages of the Employment Lifecycle and the role that managers play in each stage.
Acquire a variety of new tips, tools and techniques to improve the staff experience in your own organization.
Find a network of peers to call upon to help you get past roadblocks.
Laugh out loud, have a-ha moments and realize that lots of well meaning and well run organizations face the challenges you do.
Tour Zingerman’s Deli and Zingerman’s Bakehouse for a behind the scenes peek of how we do things here.
Eat delicious Zingerman’s breakfasts and lunches catered by our oldest and newest businesses, and everything in between.
Get buzzed on coffee roasted by Zingerman’s Coffee Company and treats from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery and Candy Company!

Apr
02
2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$30.00

Learn the keys to successful coffee brewing using a wide variety of brewing methods from filter drip to syphon pot. This tasting session will explore a single coffee brewed 6 to 8 different ways, each producing a unique taste. A demonstration of the proper proportions and techniques for each method and a discussion of the merits and differences of each style will take place.

Apr
03
2017
thru
Apr
04
2017
April 3, 2017, Monday to April 4, 2017, Tuesday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm
$1,250.00

A radical approach to running a business, Open Book Management is about empowering every single employee in your business with the tools, education and data they need to act like owners. This seminar is about what Open Book is, why it works and what it looks like in the day to day. Only for owners and managers who are ready to share the stress! Only for employees who are ready to step up and take hold of the reins!

COME TO THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR TO:

Hear Zingerman's approach to open book finance.
Figure out whether and how to pursue or further a culture of open-book finance in your organization.
Acquire a variety of new tools and techniques for educating and empowering staff to make sound financial decisions.
Witness (and even participate in!) a real live open book finance huddle.
Realize that it’s possible to have fun with finance.
Discover how you can help improve the US economy!
Find a network of peers to call upon to help you get past roadblocks.
Laugh out loud, have a-ha moments and realize that lots of well meaning and well run organizations face the challenges you do.
Tour Zingerman’s Deli and Zingerman’s Bakehouse for a behind the scenes peek of how we do things here.
Eat delicious Zingerman’s breakfasts and lunches catered by our oldest and newest businesses, and everything in between.
Get buzzed on coffee roasted by Zingerman’s Coffee Company and treats from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery and Candy Company!

Apr
16
2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$30.00

Sample coffees from Africa, Central and South Americas, and the Asian Pacific. We will taste and evaluate these coffees using the techniques and tools used by professional tasters. This is an eye-opening introduction of the world of coffee.

Apr
24
2017
thru
Apr
25
2017
April 24, 2017, Monday to April 25, 2017, Tuesday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm
$1,250.00

Zingerman’s has been nationally recognized for the kind of service that makes its customers feel like royalty. This seminar teaches you our 3 Steps to Giving Great Service and 5 Steps to Effectively Handling Customer Complaints. It also teaches you how to create a culture of great service and why it’s crucial to treat your staff with as much care as you treat your customers. If you want to learn about our “Culture Sandwich” and if you’re fired up about customer service and want to take yours to the next level, ZingTrain’s most popular seminar offers much food for thought – and many tools for action.

COME TO THIS 2-DAY SEMINAR TO:

Learn about our culture “sandwich” - our recipe for creating and nurturing a culture of great customer service in your organization.
Learn Zingerman’s service recipes - the 3 Steps to Giving Great Service and the 5 Steps to Handling Customer Complaints and how to adapt them to work in your organization.
Acquire new tools and techniques you can use to improve Customer Service in your workplace.
Learn about Bottom Line Change - our recipe for implementing organizational changes, including service improvements.
Figure out and prioritize your action steps to improve the service culture in your organization.
Find a network of peers to call upon to help you get past roadblocks.
Laugh out loud, have a-ha moments and realize that lots of well meaning and well run organizations face the challenges you do.
Tour Zingerman’s Deli and Zingerman’s Bakehouse for a behind the scenes peek of how we do things here.
Eat delicious Zingerman’s breakfasts and lunches catered by our oldest and newest businesses, and everything in between.
Get buzzed on coffee roasted by Zingerman’s Coffee Company and treats from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery and Candy Company!