Culinary team building activities

Choose from culinary classes, challenges, tours, and unique dining experiences. Each of these delicious experiences is designed to nourish minds and hearts as well as bodies. By far some of our most popular events.

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The Chocolate Challenge

In-Person

8 – 500

In-Person
8 – 500
This series of chocolate-themed team building activities was created for a specific Verizon event at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. Since then, we’ve shared it with hundreds of other teams. It always leaves people smiling.

TeamCuisine

In-Person

10 – 250+

In-Person
10 – 250+
Working in teams, your group gets to prepare, enjoy and celebrate a serious multi-course gourmet meal. It’s a great choice for kicking off a conference, or celebrating the successful completion of a project or product launch.

Team Mixology

In-Person

20 -120

In-Person
20 -120
Recipe for a top-shelf team building experience: assemble a mixture of staff and clients. Add tips, tricks and trivia from a world-class bartending authority. Spice things up with a bit of friendly recipe competition. Voila!

Food Truck Challenge

In-Person

25 - 150

In-Person
25 - 150
This deliciously exciting culinary team building event will set your team on course for a culinary adventure. Beyond all the positive energy and fun, this is a great way to promote friendly competition and employee bonding.

Dining In The Dark

In-Person

8 - 70

In-Person
8 - 70
This one-of-a-kind dining experience combines fine dining, inspiring music and a series of fun tabletop team building challenges. The catch? Your team will be able to take it all in using each of their senses – except one.

Ice Cream Challenge

In-Person

10 - 70

In-Person
10 - 70
Unleash your team’s creativity and satisfy your sweet tooth with our thrilling ice cream challenge! With the guidance of an expert facilitator, learn the art of waffle cone making, experiment with unique flavors, and compete for the winning recipe using raw ingredients and liquid nitrogen. You’re in for a tasty treat in this fun, unforgettable experience.

Cooking For A Cause

In-Person

12 – 300

In-Person
12 – 300
This fun culinary team building activity is built around preparing and enjoying a meal with the rest of your team. But you also help your community in a meaningful way by creating welcome donations for a local food bank.

Murder Mystery Dinners

In-Person

20 – 500

In-Person
20 – 500
Get ready for a night of intrigue, mystery, murder and fun – and the whole experience plays out over a great meal. This highly interactive Murder Mystery team building event features entertaining professional actors who will always keep you guessing.

Winery Team Challenge

In-Person

20 – 300

In-Person
20 – 300
This tasty team building event encourages creativity, cooperation, experimentation and friendly competition in a whole new way. After your group enjoys red and white wine tastings, they get to blend their own fresh Sangria.

Let Them Eat Cake

In-Person

12-200+

In-Person
12-200+
Inspired by the huge popularity of television shows like Cake Boss and Cupcake Wars, this culinary team building event has teams competing to create and sculpt the 3-dimensional cake that best represents their chosen theme.  

Team Chocolatier

In-Person

12 - 200

In-Person
12 - 200
In this unique truffle making workshop, you’ll delve into the creation of brigadeiros, Brazil’s luxurious twist on the classic chocolate truffle, renowned for their unrivaled richness and indulgence.

Salsa Showdown

In-Person

16 - 500

In-Person
16 - 500
Experience the traditional sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico in this upbeat event. Teams make delicious salsas from fresh ingredients. They also create their own salsa branding, proudly displaying it on custom aprons.

Just Desserts

In-Person

10 - 300+

In-Person
10 - 300+
The newest addition to our culinary event menu delivers all the team-building benefits of our popular lunch and dinner programs. The biggest difference? This event focuses on everyone’s favorite part of the meal.

The Ultimate Pizza Challenge

In-Person

15 - 300

In-Person
15 - 300
Pizza is the world’s #1 most popular food. Now this delectable dish also provides the perfect vehicle for fun, festive and delicious culinary competition. Communications? Teamwork? Leadership skills? We serve ‘em up fresh.

Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt

In-Person

15 - 300

In-Person
15 - 300
Raise team spirit and your glasses in our legendary Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt!  Explore your city, discover treasures, experience interactive challenges, trivia, and more in this unique team building bar crawl tailored to your team. Why limit happy to one hour?

Team Chili Cook-Off

In-Person

16 - 200

In-Person
16 - 200
This fiery team building favorite combines creativity, resourcefulness, and skill. Each group starts with chili basics like meat and tomatoes. But collecting other ingredients means bartering while completing fun challenges.

Custom Team Building

In-Person

Any

In-Person
Any
Want a fun event inspired by a special conference theme, favorite management book or unique set of learning outcomes? Or maybe there’s a specific charity you’d like to support? A fully customized event may be the way to go.

Progressive Dinner

In-Person

40 – 200+

In-Person
40 – 200+
It’s the original networking dinner where your guests change dining companions after each course, enjoy a great dinner and have fun with some of our favorite get-to-know-you tabletop team building games.

The Great Appetizer Challenge

In-Person

15 - 300

In-Person
15 - 300
Get ready to relax and socialize while enjoying a variety of mouth-watering appetizers you’ll make using fresh local ingredients. Food preparation as a team is a great way to reinforce healthy group dynamics. It’s also really fun.

Wicked Good Chowda Cook-Off

In-Person

16 - 200+

In-Person
16 - 200+
Get ready for the ultimate culinary team challenge as your group learns how to make this classic New England favorite. The results are nothing short of delicious. Friendly competition makes the whole experience extra fun.

Cooking Team Building Activities

Culinary team building activities let colleagues have fun and work together while satisfying their taste buds. Moreover, hands-on, shared cooking event help foster comradery and teamwork, which promote better communication and performance in the workplace.

When choosing a culinary team building activity for your group, event planners should keep time limit, budget, and team size in mind. TeamBonding offers a wide range of culinary team building events, ranging from 90 minutes to four hours, so you can find the right one that fits your company’s schedule. Keep in mind objectives for the activity, such as networking, learning new skills, etc.

What to Expect During Cooking Team Building Activities

Team members can expect to roll up their sleeves, whip up some delicious food and have fun along the way. They’ll gain new skills to bring home, use their creativity and make memories together like never before. Best of all, team building cooking events can be personalized to fit your company goals and dietary restrictions. TeamBonding can help you throughout the entire process, from selecting the right activity for your team to facilitating the event.

We offer many culinary team building activities to choose from, including Pasta Palooza, Salsa Showdown, The Ice Cream Challenge, Murder Mystery Dinners, and more.

The Benefits of Culinary Team Building Events

Our bespoke culinary events offer numerous advantages for your company. For example, they give employees something to look forward to instead of projects, deadlines and presentations. Additionally, cooking team building activities let staff members feel appreciated for their work and dedication to the company. Moreover, these events help build bridges across the various departments in your company, creating a more unified team. This leads to improved collaboration and workflow.

Why Choose TeamBonding?

With 20-plus years of experience under our belt, we can make planning your event easy. We can help you choose an event based on your budget, calendar, location and goals. If needed, we can also accommodate employees with allergies or dietary restrictions for health or religious reasons.

Our event managers will coordinate all the details and you’ll be assigned an event facilitator who will deliver an engaging activity for your group. All you’ll have to do is sit back, relax and get cooking!

Get in touch with us today to get started with your culinary event!

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