Team Cooking Challenge
Team Cooking Challenge is one of our corporate group building activities that blends teamwork with delicious meals. Our Lead Chef facilitator will make your participants feel like chef contestants on TV when they form your group into teams and prepare them for competition.
This program now features Apple iPads® delivering text, audio and video clues, culinary trivia, exciting gaming challenges, and the ability to capture and save all your memories of this delicious event with photos and video of your team in action.
Before creating any masterpiece, every chef knows a toque (hat) is required! So armed with instructions and materials, all participants will construct and decorate their own chef’s hat which they will don to start the competition. Teams will be given the ingredients and a dish description but the recipe is up to you! In addition to preparing their dishes, teams will complete text, photo, and video challenges using iPads we provide.
After everything has been prepared, the venue’s kitchen staff will complete the dishes that need to be cooked. This is each team’s opportunity to decorate their space on the display table. Team Cooking Challenge encourages creativity, experimentation, division of duties, and team support to come up with the best overall product.
The event can be delivered as a cooperative effort or as a competition by incorporating a judging panel. Dishes will be judged on presentation and taste and Culinary Medals of Honor can be presented to the winning teammates. And yes, you can now eat everything in the room. Bon Appetit!
To ensure a great experience, aspects of this cooking program may be modified to benefit your group size, group makeup, and time available.
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"Our team had a great time at the Team Cooking Challenge program your company delivered last night! It brought our team together, we learned a little bit about cooking, about how to be better team members, and we highly recommend it - it was terrific!"Thomas - Bank of America
"I just wanted you to know that last night’s UHC Team Cooking Challenge was a great success. Thanks to you and your team. Your facilitators did a super job with setup, instruction and execution. The group was very engaged, had fun, and loved eating their creations. Looking forward to working with you possibly again on UHC Pinnacle."Nancy - MotivAction
"I have spoken with the VP of the Global IT Group for SAF Holland about their Team Cooking Challenge event last night. It was a success! They had a great time and would be happy to recommend it to others. Thank you both for providing a quality program that was enjoyed by all of the participants. "Janet McNamara - DoubleTree by Hilton
"Our Team Cooking Challenge was absolutely wonderful. Your facilitator was terrific. We had many people skeptical in the beginning about cooking and team building but EVERYONE round up having a good time. It was so fun, the food even turned out well and nobody left hungry. Everything went smoothly thanks to your team and the hotel staff. We had some vendors with us for this event and they thought it was one of the most fun team activities they had every done and even asked for your contact information. Thank you so much for everything!"Holly - SAF - Holland
Group Size:30 to 800+
Team Size:6 to 7
Program Length:2 to 4 hours
Space Requirement:A hotel ballroom, restaurant, or company campus with a dining facility
Team Building Elements
- Trust and Relationships
- Communication Skills
- Creative Problem Solving Skills
- Goal Setting
- Planning And Accountability
- Collaborative Idea Sharing
Goals, Outcomes and Debrief Topics
- Broaden Your Support Team - Get to know each other better by sharing techniques and family fine dining 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 fine dining 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 50) and includes the program, design, a lead chef, facilitators, cooking utensils, aprons, all materials, knives, spoons, bowls, cutting boards, pots, burners, award medals, and complete event coordination. Client covers the cost of the ingredients for their menu as provided by the venue.