Hungry for some great team building ideas? The following are some of our favorite culinary team building entrées served with a dash of competition, a side of camaraderie and heaps of fun! Offer them alone or pair with a lunch, reception or dinner for the prefect combination platter. Bon Appetit!
The Great 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.
Winery Team Challenge
The Winery Team 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.
You don’t have to have a sweet tooth to master this team building, but you sure might afterwards! Designed from the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, teams compete to make, from scratch and then bake, the best tasting and looking cupcake. Culinary assistants are on hand to help guide teams in baking to-die-for cupcake and icing recipes, making it hard for judges to decide between the melt-in-your-mouth flavors that are created.
This activity can take place at a hotel or may we suggest, a nearby catering kitchen and showroom of one of Denver’s top catering companies. Consider pairing this activity with lunch or dinner to make it a complete meal.
Chili Cook Off
We’ll provide all the necessary ingredients, equipment and professional facilitator for guests compete in the ultimate Chili Cook Off! Teams compete is a serious 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 are available for them to create with!
Prizes are awarded to the team that makes the Best Chili and the team that has the Most Chili Bucks remaining after buying chili 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 meal.