Teambuilding Ideas: Culinary Cook Together Events

A dash of competition, a sip of wine, a stroke of a paintbrush, chopping of vegetables – who ever said team building can’t be perfectly  paired with food and drink?

Culinary Team Building Wine Challenge AXS Group EventsWinery Challenge.

 The Winery Challenge begins with a fun, informative Wine Tasting and ends with a highly entertaining and competitive Sangria Making Challenge. A sommelier starts the program with a brief history of wine, followed by a tasting that incorporates aroma sticks to help identify key ingredients in each wine.

Teams (different wineries) name and develop their own brand of Sangria by blending ingredients they have “purchased” at the marketplace. They will also create a name for their product, design a logo for their wine label and decorate their tables for a final presentation, which includes a song or jingle they write and perform.  Lastly, a taste test contest is organized to determine which team has created the best tasting Sangria. 

The Winery Team Challenge is an extremely fun and fast-paced team building event that encourages creativity, cooperation, experimentation, and team support to come up with the best product and the most creative marketing campaign.

Culinary Team Building Great Salsa Creation AXS Group EventsGreat Salsa Creation. 

The Great Salsa Creation is a fun and exciting Salsa Making Challenge!  Teams will compete in a battle of wits in a trivia contest as well as competitive games to win ingredients that will enhance the flavor of their custom salsas. Each team will name, brand and create a marketing presentation for their one-of-a-kind salsa and present them to the group and judges panel.

At the end of the competition, all salsa will be judged based on taste and presentation and a winner will be announced. Following the team building, tortilla chips can be provided on a buffet for a group sampling and reception.

Culinary Team Building Cocktail and Canvass AXS Group EventsCocktails & Canvas. 

The highlight of the day is a guided painting activity led by a professional and fun art instructor. Not artistic or feeling a little nervous? Don’t worry! The instructor guides you step-by-step to recreate the selected painting. It’s easy, fun and totally stress-free. By the end of the evening, you’ll be amazed at the artwork you’ve created! And the best part? You go home with a painting you can call uniquely yours and, hopefully, a new-found talent you’ll want to explore!

Pair this activity with lunch or appetizer and cocktails before dinner. Let your taste buds enjoy a little wine while you paint away!

Chili Cook Off.

We’ll provide all the necessary ingredients, equipment and professional facilitator for guests compete in the always popular – Ultimate Chili Cook Off! Teams compete is a series of games and trivia to earn “Chili Bucks,” which are only good at the general store to purchase a variety of chili ingredients and enhancements. The better a team does during the competition and trivia portion of the team building, the more possibilities there are for them to create their chili with! Prizes are awarded to the team that makes the Best Chili and the team that has the Most Chili Bucks remaining after buying their ingredients. Make a night out of it and place all the (edible) chili on a buffet, paired with salad, cornbread and toppings for a delicious Colorado meal.

Chocolate Factory. 

The sweetest job in team building, Chocolate Factory is a team builder event where your team will design and build a bridge or other themed structure utilizing various candies and chocolate delicacies.

After forming the large group into small teams of chocolate companies, the history and future of the cocoa bean will be introduced as part of a special quiz. As teams compete in this fun challenge, they earn points to gain access to the Sweet Shoppe. There, they will purchase a chocolate construction kit as well as their own special materials package.

Teams will be building and decorating their own piece of the chocolate structure using our special “cement.” Each section must be designed to integrate seamlessly into the larger chocolate building project.

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