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Cooking as a corporate team building activity is more than just fun and games @ Palate Sensations Cooking School

Gone are the days of sweating it out with the boys on the golf course when hitting a ball was a hit and miss affair, or heading to a park and playing tug o war games with your colleagues under the hot sun, or trying to avoid bruises in paintball.  What’s the alternative?  How about achieving the same corporate objectives without physical exertion in an air conditioned environment?  The best bit is that you even get to eat what you make.. well.. we haven’t had any disasters yet and we have been offering culinary team building experiences in Singapore for the past 10 years.

Over the years, we have accumulated so many companies, so many events and so many stories so here is one example of a cooking team building activity we conducted last week with our client Caterpillar.  They started their session with an ice breaker by performing a marshmallow challenge.  Whichever team builds the most stable and tallest tower with their spaghetti and marshmallow wins this challenge.  For those who have participated in this challenge, I don’t have to tell you that this requires both strategy AND team work.  The teams that take time to do this usually wins while those who just want to get on with it build something quickly which often falls apart.

Renewed, we then moved onto what they were really looking forward to.. their dinner! Executive Chef Brenda quickly settled them into their recipes and before they knew it, they were on their way chopping, slicing, mixing and whisking.  An hour and a half later, they were sitting down and enjoying the fruits of their labour.  Lots of happy faces, laughter and memories.

Here is what Priscilla from Caterpillar shared with us:

Dear Lynette and Jay,

Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly last Friday and every dish received rave comments for taste and flavour.
While the Orange and Blue teams bungled up a bit on their Matcha Crème brulee and Thai green curry, the rest of us all loved what we each cooked up. My MD who never loved Thai green curry was a convert after last Friday. Everyone unanimously agreed that the green curry won hands down for the best dish as it was most rich and had the best flavour but everybody loved the risotto and the crème brulee just as much. I personally loved every single dish.
Kudos to Brenda who took my group (white) and the red team. She was very entertaining and very informative, sharing cooking tips and explaining how taste can be easily affected by certain changes and timing. She was very interactive and was constantly engaging us during the whole session. She was closely monitoring every move we made so this made sure our food came out tasting fantastic.

Overall, we had a blast. Pls send our thanks and appreciation to the team.

We tailor make all our team building activities for every client so be sure to tell us what you want to achieve and we can put something together for you.  If you are up for a a unique corporate team building experience, you have come to the right place.  For more information (video of a cooking team building experience in action, feedback and our different team building programmes & activities) click here.