Ever wanted to learn how to chat with Andy Roddick on improving your game, learn the secrets of Italian cooking with Massimo Botturo or facetime with Sting? As the new normal has made us rethink the way we socialize and interact the world has become connected through virtual experiences. Known for creating some of the world’s most exclusive personal experiences, GR8 is a “Top Of The Line” concierge who has created Gr8Connect- a program of live virtual interactive one on one experiences with some of the world’s most sought after chefs, athletes, wellness specialists and entertainment personalities who are brought straight to their clients’ homes.
In these uncertain times, while dinner extravaganzas and blowout soirees are put on hold, but GR8 Friends and Partners has come together, to innovate and create unique and meaningful experiences whilst supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting us globally.
To inspire, entertain and uplift our clients through unique and meaningful virtual experiences
To bring the energy and warmth of the GR8 brand into our clients’ homes as an antidote to anxiety, loneliness, boredom, cabin fever and frustration
To raise much-needed funds to fight against a pandemic that is affecting the entire globe
GR8Connect is proud to present its portfolio of interactive virtual experiences that will support Food Bank For New York City’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
Philanthropy is an important pillar of GR8’s values. 30% of each virtual experience sold will be donated to this worthy cause. Clients can enjoy the peace of mind of having made an impactful donation whilst enjoying a life-changing experience.
The Client Experience
Imagine 60 minutes all to yourself with your favorite talent! This one-hour tailor-made experience is offered exclusively with GR8Connect on a private one-to-one basis. From the comfort and safety of your own home; escape and enjoy a special moment with your hero interacting via live online streaming. From the world’s top athletes, chefs, musicians, actors and wellness specialists, GR8 has the perfect experience for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
GR8 has nurtured personal relationships with our network of Talent, ensuring the client’s experience is fully customized, interactive and meaningful.
As with all GR8 experiences, our Client Service Team will prepare a personalized itinerary in preparation for our client’s GR8Connect experience. An experience debrief with a member of our team will be available by phone or webcam before the virtual experience to go over all aspects from tech requirements, question and topic guidelines and suggested ice breakers and activities. Our goal at GR8 is to ensure that every minute of the GR8 Connect experience is memorable!
GR8 Connect Talents
Retired world no. 1 tennis player and Rafael Nadal’s coach
Italian professional tennis player
American former world No. 1 professional tennis player
Swiss tennis player, winner of 2014 Australian Open, 2015 Roland Garros, 2016 US Open
Chef Mauro Colagreco
Owner and chef of Triple Michelin stars Mirazur
2019 World’s Best Restaurant
A sensory experience in the Mirazur gardens and the house of Chef Mauro Colagreco, we invite you to experience creation … Follow the color path of our gardens and participate in the beauty of the world. Mauro Colagreco hails from Argentina but became a breakout star in France. The Italian-Argentine chef wowed diners with the debut of the French Riviera’s Mirazur restaurant in 2006 — the accolades poured in for his fresh cuisine that gleans inspiration from the sea, the restaurant’s gardens, and Menton’s famous citrus. in 2019, Mirazur received 3 Michelin stars and was named the best restaurant in the world by Worlds50Best.
Join Chef Mauro on a private guided visit of his beautifully bucolic vegetable and fruit garden, then head inside his welcoming home kitchen for a fascinating and fun step by guide to cooking a selection of recipes. Dishes can be customized, based on clients’ tastes, dietary restrictions and cooking skills.
Chef Carlo Cracco
Much loved Italian Chef & TV Personality. and Judge of Netflix’s The Final Table. Proprietor of Ristorante Cracco, an acclaimed, eponymous fine dining restaurant in Milan’s Galleria Vittorio.
Chef Heston Blumenthal
Triple Michelin starred Celebrity Chef of The Fat Duck
Take part in a moderated Q&A and enjoy live commentary from Chef Heston, accompanied by video inserts, to discuss his groundbreaking techniques, gaining an insight into his relationship with cooking and eating.. Let yourself be carried away on a surreal and nostalgic eating experience with the aim to learn how to use multi-sensorial signals to understand more about the way Chef Heston approaches food.
Chef Massimo Bottura
Chef of the three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana, located in Modena, Italy which has won twice the top place at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards and been ranked in the top 5 since 2010. Chef Massimo has received top ratings from ESPRESSO, Gambero Rosso and the Touring Club guides.
Join Chef Massimo in his home kitchen for a delicious journey through some of Italy’s best-loved recipes, always with a modern Massimo twist!
The Ice Man, Wellness Guru and extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures.
Discover your inner fire and start your journey to a happier, healthier and stronger you. Under the superb guidance of Wim himself, reconnect and rebalance using Wim’s three pillars of Cold Therapy, Breathing, and Commitment to unlock a multitude of benefits including increased energy, better sleep, reduced stress, increased will power and a stronger immune system.
A mindblowing immersion of health science and higher consciousness with 5D experiences and real live ingredients
Improve your microbiome health, mental health and boost your immune system with immortal herbs and tinctures. Alex will take you on a tour de force of inside your own body and will let you do the rest as you find out why every one of us is unique and chemically different from the other.
Sample teas for cognitive and cerebral management and eliminate your anxiety with anxiolytic extracts. Boost your libido, fix your relationship, dream lucid, live viscerally, and accelerate the tumble into a wisdom-filled rabbit hole, that could possibly not be deep enough.
Free from age or gender, race or belief, health is essential to everyone’s life. Be free and create your own revolutionary immune-boosting recipes. It all starts with a package into your own home…
La Scala Philharmonic
Enjoy your very own private concert or masterclass with an esteemed member of Milan’s La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra. Our repertoire includes virtual experiences for lovers of the oboe, horn, cello, violin, and double bass.
The 21st century ambassador for the cello.He is also founder and leader of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. A multiple award winner, he is acclaimed for his expressive musicianship, exuberant virtuosity.
Price upon request
Be in touch with us to discuss your favorite repertoire & lean back while you listen to the deep sonority of his 1701 Matteo Goffriller cello « L’Ambassadeur”
Composer of Film, TV, orchestral and Ballet works
From $50,000 USD
minute guided visit of his home studio, storytelling , Q&A and drumming jam session. A dream come true
for all die-hard drummers !
Xander Parish CBE
Principal dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet, Russia.
Exclusive Stretching Class & Private Master Ballet Class
Principal dancer at the Royal Ballet
Exclusive Stretching Class & Private Master Ballet Class
Granddaughter of Ottavio Missoni, the historic Italian fashion brand and Head of Missoni M
Enjoy a fireside chat with Margherita and discover the colorful universe and influential history of Missoni, one of the planet’s most esteemed fashion dynasties.
Tony® and Obie Award-winning performer and writer
Have you ever dreamed of having a main stage Ted Talk from the comfort of your living room? “A Night with Sarah Jones” is unlike anything you will ever have experienced. The great Meryl Streep herself acknowledged Sarah’s work as “one of the best performances I’ve ever seen,” and audiences around the world agree. Through her critically acclaimed style of character portrayal, Sarah utilizes the multicultural voices of her characters, both female and male, to connect with audiences from all walks of life through both humor, empathy and substantive observation on a wide range of topics that matter in an ever-changing world.