Reading Cookery Team Building Events at The Swan at Streatley


Are you looking for a team building event which everyone will enjoy? The Cooking Academy specialises in fun, competitive and high energy cookery team building events. Our venue, The Swan Hotel Streatley, is perfectly located for companies situated in the Reading area and can accommodate groups of up to 25 delegates.

The Swan at Streatley

The Swan Hotel stands close to the bank of the River Thames and boasts tranquil gardens, perfect for unwinding and blowing away the cobwebs after a brainstorming session. The hotel offers a number of light and airy meeting rooms which can accommodate groups from 6 up to 120 delegates and is ideal for executives who are looking to break away from the office for a day. In the warmer months there are additional options for an impressive range of outdoor activities on and off the water. The hotel’s décor is relaxed and stylish and it is the ideal venue to relax with colleagues and impress clients.

The Swan Hotel is located just a 20 minute drive from the M4, with Goring and Streatley railway station half a mile away. Reading is only a short drive from the hotel.

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The Swan at Streatley

Why Choose a Cookery Event?

Led by professionally trained chefs our events challenge teams to cook a 3 course meal against the clock. Delegates will learn to master a new cuisine and polish their skills in teamwork, organisation and leadership to win the accolade of best team!

Everyone loves food so a cookery team building event is the ideal choice for team with varied interests. Cooking allows colleagues to break down professional barriers and develop bonds to create stronger working relationships. The cooking challenge is relaxed and fun and at the end everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of their labour as they eat the feast they have prepared.

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 or call us on 01923 778 880.

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Sample Itinerary

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

Sample Menu

  • • Summer rolls
    • Papaya salad
    • Chilli and garlic dipping sauce
    • Classic gyoza dumplings served with a sweet chilli sauce
    • Thai chicken stir fry
    • Jasmine rice
    • Cardamom & coconut cheesecake


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