Unique Cookery-Based Graduate Recruitment Assessment Profiling:

Identifying Ideal Candidate Traits

Selecting candidates is difficult, and any decision has long-term consequences. Assess potential employees through a unique channel of team interaction helping you to identify the perfect fit for your organisation.


Such as interviews and aptitude tests can only go so far in confirming the right candidate for your organisation. This can be:

  • Time-consuming,
  • Expensive,
  • Often fail to discover the true personality and skills of the candidate.

Why choose cooking as your recruitment and selection event of choice?

Our unique cooking-based assessments provide a fun and unexpected hands-on environment in which to observe candidates:

  • Real traits in action.
  • Team work ability under tight deadlines.
  • Leadership.
  • Organisation.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Perfectionism.

Unlike traditional group assessments, cooking is a genuinely enjoyable activity that allows candidates to revert to their instincts.

Even unsuccessful candidates leave feeling inspired by your company.

With our innovative approach, assessors have a better chance of selecting the right person for the role.

Person paying attention in a cookery class

Customise Your Event
Ready to discover the power of cooking events for your recruitment and selection process?

We can tailor your event to meet your objectives and surpass your expectations. We have a variety of experienced Chefs who will be on hand to support and guide delegates to enable them to create a selection of delicious dishes.

Don’t settle for traditional recruitment methods – let us help you unlock your team’s potential!


Our events are highly flexible and can be tailored to better demonstrate the key characteristics you are assessing.

Testing creativity, tenacity, timekeeping, teamwork, leadership etc. We can work with you to observe the team, create specific situational tests, and help assess specific personality types, behaviours, or dynamics within set frameworks.

Our events can last from 2 hours to a full day, depending on your needs. Our typical event includes:

  • Welcome and introductory presentation.
  • Team challenge and menu assessment – get into teams.
  • Team planning session to prepare for the task ahead.
  • ‘Ready Set Cook’ – 75 minutes of cooking to complete the challenge.
  • Stop cooking and judging dishes.
  • Teams sit down to eat together and give group feedback.

All aspects of our events are entirely managed by our team of chefs and event managers; we provide all necessary equipment, ingredients and even a mobile kitchen if required, so you can focus on the assessing.

Alternatively, we can also provide HR facilitators and consultants to provide a full in-house service.  Please ask for further information about this service.

London, Rickmansworth, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire

Group Sizes
Group sizes range from 6 to 50 people.

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Assess potential employees through a unique channel of team interaction helping you to identify the perfect fit for your organisation.

What people say.

What an amazing day we all had…it has been the topic of conversation today and the photos have been flying around the office!  It has had the desired effect on the teams here so we are delighted with the outcome.     Thank you all for your most professional help not only before we arrived but during our event too.    (Dawn Lipman – Full Power Utilities)  
Full Power Utilities – Corporate Athlete
“I have to say the team really enjoyed the day off and generally are of the opinion that it was the best retreat event we have had so far! It was perfect for us, very interactive with clear goals and timelines and of course the pay off of lovely food.”  (Bren Vaughan - EBI) 
EBI – Employee Wellbeing Programme
Our cookery event was designed to improve inter-team relationships and encourage colleagues to get to know each other outside of the workspace since happy employees mean happy customers - and growing revenues.  Our objectives were met 100%, exceeding everyone’s expectations for the day, The teams had great fun and most importantly, took something away for themselves, and they have talked about the day since so we’ve created shared memories.   There was good wine and plenty of banter and jokes, it was highly sociable.  And for me, the best part of the day was “watching the whole team putting their effort into the cooking and enjoying themselves.” (Thomas Schneider  - Concur Technologies)
Team Building – Concur Technologies
The event was a lot of fun and a great experience for the whole team, especially since most were out of their comfort zone and yet embraced the tasks. The motivational presentation on nutritional eating was very well received by all the teams and has inspired change here. They are highly charged and engaging with each other as we wanted and so we have achieved everything we had hoped and more. (Trevor Ballantyne - BMW)
BMW – Wellness in the Workplace
Just to say a big thanks for another successful event. I was delighted to see how the event really brought them all together to work to achieve the tasks and they really enjoyed themselves and have been buzzing about it in the office ever since. In fact it's generated a lot of interest in cooking and they are all keen to practice their recipes at home. (Liz Barber - DLL Financial Solutions)
DLL – Wellness in the Workplace
The objective of the day was a bit fun and raised everyone's confidence within the team, which I believe the event definitely did. There has been a great buzz in the office over the past few days, with everyone sharing their experiences" (Neil Mcgruer - BAM)
BAM – Leadership and Development Cookery Event
"This was a very novel experience that makes an interesting talking point with clients - very different to the usual team building events, highly informative, exciting and great differentiator" (Richard Parry - Barclays)
Barclays Team building – Cookery Event
“I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone involved in making our event such as success – the team absolutely loved the day, which was professionally hosted and presented. We had a lot of fun and learning. Thanks for the great photos, and the menus – I know some of the team have already re-practiced some of these at home!” (Dominic Fry, Director of Revenue, Hilton)
Hilton – Eating for Immunity Event
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