Culinary Challenge… a team building event

We were recently asked by a longstanding client if we could facilitate a team building event for them – with just over two weeks notice we put together and event for circa 20 attendees who were tasked to in teams of 5 prepare and cook their three course dinner assisted by chef mentors who guided them through the process.

We also had to do this in a venue unfamiliar with us and ensure we took all equipment we needed to the venue as well. Also as part of the event we arranged a wine tasting of both local wine and specially selected wines (purchased from a local supermarket) so they could replicate for a loved one or family at home.

They were a lively bunch of mixed ability and we have to say it never ceases to amaze me how using the format of cooking can bring a team together in both teamwork and a degree of competitiveness to do better than than the other teams.

Our chef mentors guided them through the preparation of not only canapes and a cold starter but a fairly technical dessert that resulted in some interesting results. In a little over 2 hours they had done the lot and then duly sat down to partake in the fruits of their labours whilst we ran through the wines and served them all.

The comments we had not only in our guestbook  but by emailed to us following on from the event were truly rewarding.

” I’d like to thank you and your team for the fantastic event. You were superbly organised and incredibly tolerant to our shenanigans! Really enjoyed the food prepared by the teams ( blame the heat for the choc not setting) and the wines were delicious.

Please pass on our thanks to Julia, Ian and John – all three great company & mentors. The event will be a talking point for some weeks to come.” – Alex

“Such a fun afternoon” – Emily

Fantastic team building making the most delicious food… what a memorable day – Thank you so much – Liain

We certainly had a fun filled afternoon and if you fancy doing something similar for your work place or a group of friends then please just complete the enquiry form below and we will contact you to discuss how we could facilitate and help achieve something just a touch different for you. 

We can promise you one thing it will be fun and a great way to bring a team spirit to a group and the double whammy is you get to eat some yummy food as well.