Kala Maxym, Founder and Chief Event Composer

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“Art - in all its forms - has a singular capacity to transform us, make us take a little extra time for thought, and allow us the space we need to find peace.” - Kala Maxym

Art, food, music, wine, travel, language, people: Founder and CEC (Chief Event Composer) Kala Maxym thrives at the intersection of it all. Her zest for a rich life, filled with meaningful, immersive experiences led Kala to found her LA-based special experience company, Five Senses Tastings.

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Leading the team at Five Senses Tastings, Kala composes occasions for people to fully engage with their senses and experience the stories of their lives more purposefully, harnessing the power of music and of the five senses to communicate deeply, experience profoundly, and remember intensely.

Much more than just a palette (or palate!) of wine, food, and background music, Kala's events combine the age-old art of storytelling with the science of taste, smell, and sound to create custom-blended experiences, enticing guests to explore the deeper meaning of the event and the moment they are celebrating. Music comes to the foreground in her full-sensory events, bringing each flavor element to life.

Playing Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in Cap Ferrat, France.

Stemming from an incredibly diverse professional background in music, the arts, government (yes, she did have a secret clearance once!), non-profits, gemology, startups, and more, Kala calls on her multifaceted background and creative energies to compose unique, full-sensory events for her clients.

Grateful for each and every adventure this life has to offer, Kala lives to to share her stories with clients and create new experiences that creates cherished events and occasions.


“Kala, you were amazing! Thank you for guiding us through such a beautifully curated, magical experience. I’ve never been to anything quite like it!”
— Jenna A. Guest at Private Tasting Event