Looking for a team building event that gives all participants an equal opportunity to excel? The Cooking Academy specialises in fast paced, fun and competitive cookery team building events. Our venue in Newbury, is ideally placed for companies situated in the Reading area and can accommodate groups of up to 30 delegates.
Cookery Events in Newbury, Berkshire
The venue offers two fully equipped training kitchens enabling delegates to experience firsthand the adrenaline rush and excitement of competing in a professional environment, coupled with an adjoining restaurant. Our Newbury venue boasts a range of meeting spaces for groups from 20 to 200 delegates and is ideal for executives who are looking to break away from the office for a day. The College grounds are extensive giving options for outdoor activities, in addition the site has extensive free parking and campus wide free WiFi.
Our Newbury venue is ideally situated just 5 minutes from the M4/A34 junction. Newbury train station and bus station are both approximately I mile from the venue and 30 mins drive from both Reading and Basingstoke.
Why Choose a Cookery Event?
Our team building events are run by professional chefs where we pitch teams against each other to cook a number of dishes within a time frame. Delegates learn to master a new cuisine whilst at the same time practicing their teamwork, organisation and leadership skills!
The language of food is universal and offers a level playing-field for those involved which breaks down barriers between colleagues from all levels of your organisation, everyone is relaxed, has fun and gets to enjoy the fruits of their labour at the end of the challenge.
A cookery team building event lasts for approximately 2-3 hours, or longer with additional cookery and food related activities and icebreakers. We offer a wide range of exciting cuisines to choose from. The timings of your event are flexible and can take place during the day or the evening. Read on below for a typical itinerary and menu choice.
Enquire now and find out how a cookery team building event could work for you. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01923 778 880.
6.00 pm Cooking Academy welcome
6.15 pm ‘The Alchemy of Food’ presentation – the spice trail introduction to the ingredients and recipes, getting the group engaged in thinking about cookery
6.50 pm Project planning in teams – develop the winning strategy
7.00 pm Cookery begins
8.15 pm Stop Cooking! Present your dishes to the judges. Enjoy dinner with drinks
8.45 pm Review of the day and awards ceremony
9.00 pm Client departure
- Vietnamese lemongrass chicken or tofu
- Classic Thai larb or vegetable larb
- Vegetable samosas
- Spicy noodles with oriental duck or vegetables
- Paneer shashlik
- Coconut bananas with caramel sauce
Kumud Gandhi is a Nutritional Food Scientist bestselling Author, Broadcaster, and Keynote Speaker on the subject of nutritional health for productivity & performance in the workplace. In 2010 Kumud founded ‘The Cooking Academy’ a cookery school that focusses on cooking for nutritional health and wellbeing. Kumud regularly presents to international audiences on a variety of topics such as ‘Eating for Immunity and a Lifetime of Wellness’. She is an expert in the field of Wellness in the Workplace and works with organizations to create transformational change in employee health & well-being through nutrition and health coaching.