Working in partnership with
Email a friend
Click on the button below to email this page to a friendEmail this page to a friend
Corporate Cookery Events
The Corporate cookery challenge is a team building or party activity with a difference. Through cuisine, our program provides an opportunity for teams to work together in a totally different environment yet be competitive in a fun way.
Cooking in collaboration fosters a great new way of learning, especially for those individuals who don’t naturally work within a team framework. This challenge presents a common goal – to cook a three-course meal for their dinner. The art of cooking is ‘hand-on’ and this environment quickly breaks down barriers to develop team spirit and identify new and hidden skills within work groups.
We have a variety of challenges that are designed to work with our clients’ requirements, timescales and budget. Our cookery events can be tailored to suit certain occupations or client interests; and can be held at hotels or venues throughout the country; and can be held as a one day team building event or as an evening event alongside a conference, company dinner or entertainment.
The Challenge - Ready Steady Cook
The challenge of this event is to replicate what delegates have seen demonstrated by one of our chefs. Each team member is responsible for one component part of their meal which they must put together as a team. The team will cook their component parts and then host their own lunch/dinner party, complete with a dinner setting to a 5* star hotel all of which will be assessed and judged by our supporting chefs.
The event will start with an introduction to the use of herbs and spices in cooking. Then the chefs will go on to demonstrate each dish on the menu. The group will be split into teams and when the clock starts the teams must replicate what they have just seen our chefs create. The teams will effectively have to work together and help each other to produce the meal to be enjoyed as a team effort.
During the demonstration the chefs will give lots of useful advice and cooking hints and tips so that they are able to draw from their experience.
Ingredients and all necessary equipment are provided and our chefs and staff are on hand throughout the time to help out as necessary.
Our events also include master classes in canapés for entertaining, cocktail making, whiskey dinners.
"My team thoroughly enjoyed our Team Building Event. They found Kumud passionate and engaging, tremendously enjoyed the cooking activities and also got very competitive with one another. They are already sharing their experience with other colleagues in the company, which will no doubt lead to further bookings. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience. Someone from another group has already approached me to ask for more information as he’d heard good feedback, and I hear someone else wants to talk to me about it as well. So well done you.
Tracey Hopton - Pharmaceutical company, Hertfordshire
"Thank you for organising our corporate cookery event. Your cheffing team were absolutely wonderful; we had a tremendous day, just what we needed, getting people working with each other and enjoying time together socially. Not only did the event work from a team perspective but it also gave everyone a personal dimension in learning to cook and also understanding all the information about spices… that was a real bonus and very educational. The entire production was very professional, slick and entertaining. I know a number of my colleagues are looking attend other classes you run at the academy. Thank you and good luck!"
Jenny Walker - Barclays Finance
"Thank you for a great day! I though it was truly excellent, informative, engaging and fun with just the right balance of instruction and hands on. It was the most enjoyable corporate event day I have ever I attended and my colleagues and team were echoing the same sentiments; also a great environment, for a corporate day. Well done and we’ll be back for sure."
Scott Darymple - Keystone Foods