Our Chili Cook-Off combines fun cooking team building activities with creative culinary skill. An event kickoff results in the formation of teams, who will each have a designated table equipped with all the necessary cookware, utensils, and a stove.
Our Chili Cook-Off program now features Apple iPads® delivering text, audio and video clues, chili trivia, exciting gaming challenges, and the ability to capture and save all your memories of this delicious event with photos and video of your teams in action.
In the center of the room will be the “marketplace,” where teams will select ingredients to craft their savory southwestern dish!
This spicy cooking team building competition will require 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 and chant that will showcase the uniqueness of their team.
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 cooking team building event include adding our famous Margarita or Sangria Challenge and incorporating southwestern trivia. 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.
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"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!"Rosey - CARMAX
"I just want to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding effort in creating a wonderful Chili Cookoff for our team. The feedback was nothing but positive and everyone wants to know when we can do the event again."Judy - Aspect
Group Size:30 to 1,000+
Team Size:8 to 10
Program Length:2 to 2.5 hours
Space Requirement:Works well both in a ballroom or outdoors
Team Building Elements
- Trust and Relationships
- Planning And Accountability
- Communication Skills
- Creative Problem Solving Skills
- Goal Setting
- Collaborative Idea Sharing
Goals, Outcomes and Debrief Topics
- Broaden Your Support Team - This event allows teams to get to know each other better by sharing techniques and family Chili secrets to create a unified and delicious result.
- Competition - Competition will drive teams to employ innovative ideas to out-taste the others.
- Morale Boosting - The sharing of a delicious Chili meal which was crafted by the team itself will certainly bond everyone closer and strengthen relationships.
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.