12 Reasons to Choose Culinary for Team Building

12 Reasons to Choose Culinary for Team Building

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1. Everyone knows food. A common playing field
‘I might not know how to make puff pastry but I can cut potatoes and boil water’. ‘Either way I’m not fearful.’

2. No one is the boss
‘While I’m tasked to stand still to watch over my toffee sauce, I depend on my team to make their own decisions.’

3. Open the lines of communication and collaboration
‘Our bread is in the oven. How can we help another team cut onions or do the dishes?’

4. Celebrate Projects
‘We had fun coming together after our all day meetings to cook dinner together.’, ‘Better than sitting in a restaurant.’

5. Team Spirit + Healthy Competition
‘Our team forgot to add the eggs to the cake..Oops. It tasted good regardless. ‘Let’s admit they were better cooks than us.’

6. Critical Thinking + Time Management
‘Should we read through the recipes first? Which should we prepare first? Make the brownies or steam the asparagus? We only have 90 minutes.’

7. Observations on behaviour
‘No secrets in the kitchen. Disorganized..Focused…Empowering?’

8. Building stronger relationships
‘Making scratch pasta with you gave me the chance to get to know you better.’

9. Appreciating and Respecting others’ Skills
‘Thank God you know how to make a roux!’

10.Dealing with change and uncertainty
‘We started making Lemon Mousse and midway we had to move to another station to finish off another teams Butternut Soup.’

11. Develop healthy rapport and trust. Risky?
‘If you think we should make scalloped potatoes instead of garlic mash, I’ll go with the flow. That means changing the recipe asked to produce.’

12. Anything Culinary is fun. Different every time
‘Last year we did an outdoor food scavenger and now we’re teaming up making a four course meal.’


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