What our clients, guests, and partners are saying…
Ready to engage your senses?
“We had an amazing event with Kala and the team at Five Senses Tastings. We’ve been doing a lot of virtual events lately, but this one really stood out as something different and fun. Our customers could not stop raving about it!
Everything was carefully selected from the wine, to the cheese and chocolate, to all of the musical choices. Kala nailed our company culture and included so much of what we talked about into creating a special, tailored event. The musicians were even wearing our corporate colors!
The engagement was incredible – both on Kala’s side and from our attendees. Everyone wanted to participate in the chat, and the wine certainly didn’t hurt! Kala and her team went above and beyond to make our event unique and memorable.
One of the best afternoons we’ve had in a while! We can’t wait for our next Five Senses Tastings experience!”
Events Coordinator, Admiral Insurance Group
“Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful activity yesterday! We were so impressed with the level of organization and quality talent you provided, especially with a last-minute cancellation.
I’ve worked with tons of vendors over the last few years and never have any of them taken the time to really understand our company and our event the way that you did. I can tell how much research you did on our company, and it was so impressive that you were able to tell our story seamlessly while keeping it light and fun. I also loved how interactive you were in the chat – these groups tend to be on the quieter side but everyone was engaged and having fun.We will definitely be in touch on future events!”
“This was the second time I have worked with Five Senses Tastings, and once again, it was wonderful. We hosted an event called, which offered several workshops following a panel discussion. One of the workshops was the wine/chocolate/music pairing. Kala was responsive, professional, and detail-oriented. While our guests enjoyed amazing wine and chocolate, Kala and her musicians put together a program that was perfectly balanced with the different wines and chocolates in the workshop. After the event our guests especially mentioned the musical acts.
Kala took the lead to prepare this workshop and it all worked out smoothly. Thank you for yet another wonderful collaboration, Kala. I hope we will have others in the future.”
Jale Y., Cultural and Diplomacy Officer
Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco (Repeat Live Event Client)
“As a sales team who usually travels and treats clients to in-person entertainment, we were looking for a unique virtual experience that would feel personal and interactive. Kala worked with us to customize an event specific to our company, business relationship and everyone’s location.
The clients were thrilled! The carefully chosen music, wine and chocolate were delightful and it was so fun to watch everyone unwind together. Kala is extremely detail-oriented and professional. She was quick to make requested changes and made a great, welcoming host.
I’d highly recommend booking an event!”
Account Manager, Pinterest
“I look forward to Kala’s monthly Five Senses Tastings music & wine tasting experience so much!!! A sensuous and intellectual journey into the history and nuances of all varieties of music, wine, cheese, chocolates….mmm need I say more?
Thank you, Kala, for bringing all of these delicious, beautiful offerings together. It’s a 90 min sensual explosion I love every second! 🙂 I also love how she collaborates with local and intercontinental small business’. A generous offering in every regard. I highly recommend jumping into this beautiful, multi-faceted experience.
A fun, sophisticated yet cozy experience!”
Music & Wine Tasting Club Member (Virtual Event)
“It was a momentous experience!… It really allows you the opportunity to step into the present moment and brings such a beautiful sense of timelessness. I was nervous before going on stage to speak at EmpowerCon, and I was blessed to have a moment of absolute serenity… it was a full-body experience that really allowed me to get centered and present before I took the stage.
I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend that you bring them into your office or your next event because you will provide your attendees with an experience they will remember for a long time!”
EmpowerCon (Tasting Table Guest)
“This event was so incredible!
Thank you for producing such a fantastic night and I would love to do it again.The positive feedback we received was amazing – you set the bar so high for our programming
🙂 It was a magical evening.”
The Jane Club (Virtual Event Client)
“I attended Five Senses Tastings’ virtual monthly tasting event, and I was blown away! What an impactful experience. Kala’s attention to detail is impeccable. She weaves all the senses together through intentional details – from the curated music selection, wine, chocolate, and focus on our senses. It was fabulous. I felt so relaxed and transported to another world – which is really challenging to do with virtual events, but Kala harnesses the power of connection and makes you feel like you’re there with everyone tasting and listening to music. My favorite part was that the winemaker and chocolatier were present, and hearing their stories was fascinating. Highly recommend Five Senses Tastings’ experiences! ”
Music and Wine Tasting Club Member
“I had a fundraiser event for my City Council campaign run and Five Senses Tastings’ owner, Kala, could not have done a better job. She customized and paired the wine and music to support my platform as well as who I am as a human being. Everyone who joined the virtual event walked away knowing that they wanted to support my campaign… Kala also created a special menu to help the guests know what to have on hand for our pairings. Five Senses Tastings is who you want to use to support you, whether that’s for a virtual event or once we’re ready to get together at a live event. ”
Candidate for West Hollywood City Council (Virtual Event)
“I worked with Kala in a professional capacity providing entertainment for one of her events. I must say, during these COVID times and everything transitioning to virtual platforms, Kala went above and beyond for the client to make the event extra special. She was communicative, articulate, and thorough throughout the entire process, and the event itself was no exception. The whole event was seamless and intentional and the different vendors she had were knowledgable and personable. Everyone in attendance seemed to really be enjoying their time and I was grateful to be a part of such a cool and unique event. If you’re looking for a unique and fun way to hang out with friends or host a corporate event, I couldn’t recommend Five Senses Tastings enough! ”
Performing Artist with Five Senses Tastings (Virtual Event)
“I attended a Five Senses Tastings event expecting a rather standard set of good wine and cheese pairings. What I experienced, however, was something truly unique. The amazing musical performances and the insightful descriptions of the pairings were spectacular. I left the event not only with a better understanding of each of the region’s music, wine, cheese, and chocolate but also having experienced – dare I say, tasted, felt and lived – the unique aspects of several countries and cultures in one evening. It was the best and most vivid international tour I’ve been on that did not require a pat-down from the TSA!”
Guest at public event, New York, NY (Live Event)
“My evening with Five Senses Tastings was a wonderfully transportive experience. The artful pairing of food and drink layered with masterful musicianship filled me with memories from childhood; this, all while integrating the evocative patterns of Diane von Furstenberg, transformed the night from a casual outing into an extraordinary gathering with good friends. Five Senses Tastings uses an incredibly unique approach that will heighten the senses and take any celebration to a new level. Thank you Five Senses for a beautiful and unforgettable night. I loved it!”
Guest at public event, Los Angeles, CA (Live Event)
“Kala created a sensational music tasting for my bridal shower. Not only the music, but every wine, cheese, and chocolate she selected had a very special meaning and symbolized something about my love story. Kala so eloquently introduced each song and the meaning behind each pairing. She really has a talent and passion for storytelling. It was a very moving and unforgettable experience for me, my family, and friends. I highly recommend Five Senses Tastings for any special event!”
Private Client, Tustin, CA (Live Event – Bridal Shower)
“Five Senses Tastings is the real deal! Incredible musicians, singers, and overall talent! They certainly know how to put on a show! My guests were ecstatic about their experience and left with a memory that will last them a lifetime!”
Owner, Tesse Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA (Live Event Client)
“I truly can’t tell you how much we have (and continue) to look forward to your events. It’s the bright spot of my month, a lovely date evening that my partner and I enjoy together, and just something FUN and exciting to look forward to. And may I reiterate (and encourage more) how much I love all the extra little details, bits of history, and insights into all the food, drink, and music? Just fabulous.
Thank you again so very, very much. Never doubt how much joy you bring all of us and what kind of impact you have.”
Member of our Music & Wine Tasting Club
“Thank you sooo much for this amazing virtual tasting experience event! I didn’t know quite what to expect for such an in-depth experience to be executed virtually, but it blew me away. I’ve been missing out on the auditory sense when it comes to tasting experiences and it’s truly revolutionary. I’m honored to have been a part and genuinely feel grateful for that time. Kala and her colleagues curated an emotional, delicious, and engaging experience!”
Vendor Partner, Owner and Chief Chocolate Officer of of Markham & Fitz (Virtual Event Partner)
“Kala and the team of Five Senses Tastings are pretty amazing! I worked with Kala on a professional capacity to host a fundraiser celebrating Women’s History Month. From the first meeting, Kala was easy to work with and had an extraordinary vision. She planned all aspects of the event perfectly, from the music to the chocolates! It is the research and time she dedicates to each tasting that makes everything flow so well. I highly recommend working with Kala and her team. Education + music + wine + chocolates = happy guests.”
Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Los Angeles (Repeat Live Event Client)
“Five Senses Tastings definitely presented a memorable event. With the beautiful food, amazing music, and unforgettable story line, they brought our “Palazzo” collection to life in a new and alluring way! Our six focus pieces were explored through every sense, and you could deeply feel the story behind each vignette. The evening was inspiring and took us on an enchanted journey with each piece. A truly exquisite experience.”
Client Experience Manager, Diane von Furstenberg (Live Event Client)
“Our objective this year was to showcase an experiential VIP Lounge where our guests could relax, have fun and try something new! Our VIP guests at Taste Of The Nation – Los Angeles enjoyed Kala’s Five Senses Tastings, which provided interactivity, sophistication and self-realization to our event. We look forward to future events with Kala!”
Taste of the Nation – Los Angeles (Tasting Table Client)
“The Five Senses Tasting event was sensational, leaving guests feeling overjoyed and vibrant. Kala and her team performed phenomenally, both capturing the essence of the Jo Malone London brand and the spirit of a harmonious balance between the senses.”
“I’m so grateful. This was spectacular, simple, and powerful. This IS soul-healing.”
Guest (Virtual Event)
“We recently partnered with Kala and Five Senses Tastings for an educational wine tasting event, and she surpassed every expectation! Prior to the event, she was very hands-on in helping us organize the evening, joining us in scoping the venue and working directly with venue and the evening’s speaker to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
During the event, she was truly the star! She taught the group about music and wine pairings and then brought it to life with her beautiful voice! For a truly unique perspective on music and wine, you really should seek out an event with Kala and Five Senses Tastings.”
Secretary of Women for WineSense Los Angeles (Live Event Client)
“Kala’s deep knowledge of food, wine, and music was put to the test as we created a concept for our event. We worked to create five pairings that represented the five branches of our organization and of Oakland. We found one personal story for each program and Kala thoughtfully wrote the copy for each story – integrating it with an incredibly curated menu and wine pairing. The concept resonated strongly with our patrons, many of whom made a point of telling us that this was the best Gala we’ve ever had. The palpable “good vibes” also resulted in our surpassing our fundraising goals for the event. We couldn’t recommend Five Senses Tastings and Kala’s passion and expertise more.”
Special Projects Manager, Oakland Symphony (Live Event Client)
“We hired Kala and her team at Five Senses Tastings to provide ambiance at on open house for a duplex apartment we were selling. They met and exceeded our expectations by providing creative music selections for the wine and cheese event with musicians playing on both levels of the apartment. Kala even threw in a solo at the end of the evening, which was icing on the cake! We can recommend Five Senses without hesitation. They turn a regular party into an event.”
Douglas Elliman, New York, NY (Live Event)
“We hosted an intimate wine and music tasting with Five Senses Tastings recently and it was amazing! Wine tasting in itself is always a fun night, but the added layer of experiencing the tastes of the wine with the sounds of the music was a brilliant new sensation that we are eager to dive more into! Kala’s knowledge of both wine and music was extraordinary. Our women walked away with happy hearts, light souls, and red stained lips while humming their new favorite tunes.”
Private client, Los Angeles, CA (Tasting Table)
“What a delightful evening it is to enjoy with an intimate group of friends, good food, and great wine! And for icing on the cake, a delightful private concert! With music that ranges from Cole Porter to Mozart, it was truly an amazing evening! Kala and her talented group of musicians infused food, fellowship, friendship into a most special and educational evening that was good for the soul!”
Private client, Pacific Palisades, CA (Live Event)
“Working with Kala was a joy. She took on the challenge to do something that had never been done before in a retail space. As a result, our customers had a fantastic experience, many were teleported to a new world by engaging all of their physical senses.”
Store Manager, Jigsaw London in Santa Monica (Tasting Table Client)