Our festive Chili Cook-Off combines fun corporate icebreakers with a spicy cooking competition designed to increase camaraderie within a group.  Culinary skills will come in handy as each team develops their own chili recipe to create an unforgettable southwestern delicacy.

This event requires organization and teamwork; therefore, a head chef will be designated from the start whose responsibility is to oversee the specific assignments for the rest of the team.

Several tasks will be occurring simultaneously including prepping and cooking the chili, decorating their head chef’s apron, and creating a presentation or jingle that will showcase the uniqueness of their team. Participants will also earn points for their team using Apple iPads® which deliver text, audio and video clues, chili trivia and exciting gaming challenges.  All your memories of this delicious event will be captured with photos and video of your teams in action.

When the judging begins, scorecards will be utilized to award points based on creativity, presentation, and taste. One team will emerge triumphant as the reigning Chili Cook-Off Champions! Judges can either be members of the participating company or event staff.

Other options for this fun event include adding a Margarita or Sangria Challenge.  

To ensure a great experience, aspects of these team building activities may be modified for your group size, group makeup, time available, and other variables.

Clients Talk About this Program

Your whole team did an amazing job for us. They delivered an outstanding Chili Cook-Off event for our group from start to finish. Communication and follow up were excellent throughout the time I worked with you. The event itself was well organized and you really knew how to get the enthusiasm and energy flowing. I look forward to a future event with your company. Thanks!


The Chili Cook-Off event was a huge success! Our group is pretty competitive by nature, so the addition of the iPad challenges was a big hit. Each team really got into the competition and had a blast cooking, taking pictures and videos, and completing each challenge. The staff on-site from Best Corporate Events was awesome. Your lead facilitator was terrific to work with both on the planning side and during our event. His positive attitude and high-energy personality really pumped up the group and made it that much more of a fun experience. The whole program went off flawlessly, and I really appreciate the hard work and dedication that went into putting everything together. I hope to work with you guys in the future!! Thanks!

Jessie, Ferguson Enterprises

Lots of great remarks about how much the event was enjoyed. Attaining the ingredients and actually cooking the chili was the most fun and shooting photo challenges with the iPads was a great team builder. Our Chili Cook-Off was extremely well organized. Great job guys!

Mike, Shell Oil Products US
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Program Details

  • Group Size:
    30 to 1,000+
  • Team Size:
  • Program Length:
    1.5 to 2 hours
  • Space Requirement:
    25 sq. ft. per person
  • Setting:
    Indoor / Outdoor
  • Physicality:

Program Elements

  • Innovation & Problem Solving
  • Creativity & Resourcefulness
  • Friendly Competition
  • Relationship Building & Networking

What's Included?

Pricing varies depending upon the number of participants (minimum of 30) and includes the program design, facilitators, master of ceremonies, spices, knives, spoons, bowls, cutting boards, pots, burners, team packets, award medals, and complete event coordination. Client covers the cost of the ingredients for the Chili, Sangria or Margaritas as provided by the venue.

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