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Cook up a Storm with These 4 Culinary Team Building Events

Posted by Jake Mandel on Aug, 24, 2018

Corporate cooking competitions are a great way to bring your company together for a healthy dose of fun and competition. Not only will your team enjoy an incredible day of teambuilding that will continue back into the office, they’ll get to eat delicious food at the same time.

Whether you love it or hate it, cooking is common ground for all of us and helps bring people together. Combine this with the benefits of a professionally organized team building event, and you have the recipe for success. 

Organizing a teambuilding event will prove to your employees that you're willing to give back to them, and will help you create an enjoyable workplace, retain employees, and build a productive, efficient and collaborative business.

Here are four great events that will spice up your employees culinary knowledge and get them working better as a team:

1 - Live Chef Challenges

The Custom Corporate Live Chef Challenge from Teambonders will transport your team. Teams taking part in the program work together to successfully produce masterpieces in a timed Iron Chef-style culinary competition.

Once the "secret ingredient" is revealed, each team will be charged to produce an appetizer, main entrée, and dessert to present to a panel of expert VIP judges.

No matter what your team’s creative abilities are in the kitchen, this event will be sure to foster a greater team spirit and a strong working relationship among peers. It can be performed virtually anywhere and even filmed and created into a documentary for your team to watch back.

Suggested time: 2-2.5 hours
Group sizes: 8-250
Suggested team size: 6-8

2 - The Dinner Switch

A dining experience your team will never forget, The Dinner Switch is a fun way for your team to get to know each other while enjoying great quality food. Held in a restaurant of your choice, The Dinner Switch can also be hosted in a different hotel banquet room or different restaurant for each course.

The event will be hosted by Teambonders’ team of expert facilitators, with tabletop games and exercises throughout the evening to keep your team on their toes.

Suggested time: An evening with a 4-course plated meal
Group sizes: 20-150
Suggested team size: Tables of 8-12

3 - Ultimate Cupcake Boss

This challenging event will see your team create a number of mini delectable treats, within a set time limit. An expert panel will scrutinize the final creations, judging teams on consistency in look, taste and presentation. Team will have to work together to demonstrate their creative flair.

Suggested time: 2 hours +
Group size: 8-100+
Suggested team size: Teams of 6-8

4 - This Takes the Cake!

Armed with a plethora of baking ingredients and the limitless bounds of their imagination, teams race against the clock to produce a decadent cake masterpiece. Teams will be under the scrutiny of an expert panel of judges, who will critique everything from taste, moistness, overall structural design and aesthetics.

This program can be themed, fully-customized and can also include a corporate identity - it’s great for groups of all sizes.

Suggested time: 2 hours +
Group size: 8-100+
Suggested team size: Teams of 6-8

Want to learn more about the benefits of organizing a team bonding event? Contact Teambonders today to find out more.

Tags: Culinary