Need to cook up a new way to hang with friends or spice up work? You’ll find the recipe for fun at Teambuilding with Taste.
Thank you to Teambuilding with a Taste for inviting us for a fun experience.
One of my first jobs just out of college was as an event planner. A dream job opportunity, I was able to travel and see places I’d never been while using my OCD skills to organize conferences, meetings and networking events for our company’s executives. Team building was always a component of each event and how creatively we could get our employees to work better when they were working together. After ropes courses and retreats of many different kinds, it got hard trying to come up with something new and cool.
So when I heard about Teambuilding with a Taste in Dallas, the event planner me was all ears. Everyone loves food and so many people love cooking, so the idea is such a cool way to get people motivated. Plus it was all the parts about my favorite Food Networking shows put into one – for a timed culinary challenge that results not just in an amazing meal and memories to last a lifetime.
To get things started off right, we enjoyed a glass of wine and met all the other people participating. Once we got things rolling, we broke into teams and were briefed by the lead chef in charge Chef Joey on our assignment (to be judged later): Best Global Appetizers! For our group we were given a Scotch Egg. One of my favorite English pub staples that I have always wondered how to make and now had the opportunity to learn first hand.
For the next two hours all the teams went to work, pulling together their recipes, food items and cooking. Thankfully, we had a chef to “assist” us with some pointers to make sure we didn’t go completely off course. And just like Iron Chef, you had a table full of ingredients to add your own twist to the recipe and a huge commercial kitchen to let you cook whatever you needed, how you needed. For me, it was a dream!
After the crazy scurry to deliver something edible and presentable, and even a last-minute ingredient addition, the clock buzzed and it was “hands off the table.”
Then we met back to present our dishes and serve them to the other teams. (That might have been the best part!)
While our team may not have won, we did have a great time, met some super friends and definitely had a cool experience to remember (as well as a full tummy.)
If you’re office or organization is looking for something to mix it up, Teambuilding with Taste is a first-rate experience. With both a location here in Dallas and Atlanta, you have several options for whatever fits your needs and budget!