Our festive Chili Cook-Off combines fun icebreakers for corporate events 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.

Since you like this program, you may also consider Virtually Mind Games as a remote option!

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!


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

The Chili Cook-Off and A Minute 2 Win It! events went very well and your lead facilitator was a pleasure to work with.  We were also glad that she was able to do both events.  We really liked how she put the teams together (20-30 minute prep) as it forced the people to mingle with people they didn’t know.  We would definitely use Best Corporate Events again in the future. Thanks for all your help!

Sandy, BIC Corporation
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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

  • Creativity & Resourcefulness
  • Friendly Competition
  • Innovation & Problem Solving
  • 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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