Event short description
When Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw started talking nearly forty years ago about opening a deli, they had a vision for what it would be like to eat one of their sandwiches. “We wanted it to be so big, you’d have to use two hands to hold it, and it would be so stacked and packed with ingredients that dressing would drip down your arms when you took a bite,” recalls Paul. “I wanted to see a pile of used napkins next to every customer. Then I’d know we were doing it right.”
The Zingerman’s Reuben was, is, and forever will be our most popular sandwich. Zingerman’s Deli makes about 50,000 reubens a year and has made an impression on everyone from Barack Obama to Mindy Kaling to Oprah to my own mom (she likes hers with chopped liver). Now you can make your own Zingerman's Reuben sandwich at home with expert demonstration, advice and insights from one of our Zingerman’s Delicatessen sandwich magicians.
We will guide you through the entire process of making a reuben exactly the way we do at the Deli. From prepping and slicing the bread, to steaming the meats and grilling the sandwich to the optimum moment of perfect cheese meltification, this class will lead you on a sandwich making adventure and at the end of the event you’ll be dining on the Ruebens we create.
- This host typically use zoom, but we can integrate with other systems.
- This event supports 6 - 100 participants.
Group participation level
- Medium - Guests will be sent a kit or prompted to participate in this event.
- 1 hour
- A kit to accompany the event will be delivered to each guest prior to the event date.
How it works
Each Reuben kits come with everything you need for 2 full-sized Reuben sandwiches (your choice of flavor - classic Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey, or Tempeh!). Your host will meet your on Zoom and guide you through the process of preparing each indigent for optimal flavor and share our tips and tricks for building your sandwich. A kitchen with a stove and oven is recommended for this event, but you'll be able to create your sandwich without it if needed - everything is ready to eat straight out of the box.
We can mix and match the flavors for your Reubens to accommodate allergies and food preferences. There is a 6 person minimum for this event. Addresses are due 2 weeks before the event so that we can set up shipping (included in the per-person cost). Kits ship overnight and we can ship sandwich kits anywhere in the United States - sorry, we are unable to ship internationally.
Each guest of the event will receive these items in a shipment to their address.
- Fresh Baked Jewish Rye Bread
- Russian Dressing
- Sauerkraut Swiss
- Emmentaler Cheese
- Your choice of Corned Beef, Pastrami, Roast Turkey, or Tempeh
- Instruction Packet
- Not supported
Shipping & delivery
This event includes a shipment to each guest's address. You'll have to provide addresses 14 days prior to the event to allow for shipping and delivery.
Shipping policy or exclusions
Overnight shipping to US addresses is included in the price of this event. We are unable to ship internationally or to PO Boxes at this time.
Things you'll need
Each guest will need to supply the items below to participate fully in this event.
- Cutting Board
- Bread Knife
- Spreader/Butter Knife
- Medium Frying Pan or Non-stick Skillet
- Butter or Oil
- Oven (not required, but recommended)
How to join
This event is delivered using the video platform: Zoom
Prefer to use your own platform? This host supports the following options:
- Google Meet
- Microsoft Teams
- Blue Jeans
Other things you will need to join:
- Link to this event, provided after purchase
- Internet connected device, tablets and phones are supported
- Internet connection
Since we opened our doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1982, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has become one of the country’s leading specialty food stores. With an emphasis on education, flavor, tradition and integrity of ingredients, we’ve worked to create a living, breathing, active culinary laboratory where one can experience everything from corned beef and noodle kugel, to hand-picked Kalamata olives, to hand made croissants and pretty much everything in between. And in the process we’ve gained a reputation for sourcing unique, full flavored, traditionally made foodstuffs from all over the world.