by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 22, 2011

Pastry classThe term "team-building activity" often elicits eye rolls and sighs, but when that activity is a pastry-making class, attendees' faces are sure to light up. The Montage Beverly Hills (Calif.) recently introduced a one-hour program lets guests team up and bake their confection of choice -- cakes, cream puffs, cookies and more -- alongside Richard Ruskell, the hotel's executive pastry chef and recent winner of The Food Network's Last Cake Standing. The class can be customized for groups of varying sizes and budgets. (310) 860-7800;