Why Book WithHartley's Events

We are now running Virtual Cookery Team Building Events!

We know that companies need team building now more than ever and have launched virtual cookery team building events, which include virtual event boxes being delivered directly to your guests homes.

We are Great Britains leading mobile cookery team building company

Most importantly and first of all we are Great Britains leading mobile cookery team building company.  We have a fully equipped pop-up cookery school with the latest specialist equipment.  It goes without saying that we use the finest ingredients and have developed professional recipes to deliver extremely successful events both nationwide and in Europe.

Run by Michelin Star trained chefs and professional event managers

Our cookery events are run by Michelin star trained chefs, professional event managers.  Our dedicated project managers will liaise with you directly, as well as any other organisations who may involved in your event.

We build successful relationships to help grow business

Furthermore about 95% of our business is from existing clients and from recommendations.  We understand the importance of creating and building successful relationships between teams, clients and associates through the medium of food and drink. We constantly strive for excellence through passion, constant innovation and with a ‘can-do‘ attitude, creating amazing experiences to meet all our client objectives. 

5 star food rating with the food standards agency

We have a 5 star food rating with its all about Health and safety these days and therefore our priority, hence we maintain a full complement of risk assessments and HACCP certificates.  We also hold Public Liability insurance for up to £10 Million.


GDPR has been in the limelight recently and consequently we have a comprehensive Data protection policy is in place.  As a result you can have complete peace of mind that we will not share your information with any 3rd parties.

Trusted Hartley Promise

Another excellant reason to book with us is we place a very high emphasis on customer service which we are renowned for in the industry.  This includes all pre-event and onsite event management with a follow up debrief.  Finally you can be rest assured and book with confidence with Hartleys Events.  It is our personal guarantee that we will do our upmost to deliver outstanding events with the desired outcomes and objectives requested.  We will give you the trusted Hartley promise ensuring that everyone has a totally enjoyable and rewarding experience.

We Understand Team BuildingTogether We've Got It

Successful cookery team building programmes incorporating engaging Team Building Models

Firstly our programmes can be designed to integrate team building models such as Belbin, Tuckman, Insights and Myers Briggs.  As a result we have found that combining a cookery activity with a development model resonates with much better results, in contrast to the traditional classroom style facilitation.  Time and again we have seen how cooking and creativity gets people more engaged and helps them directly relate to what we teach them within the practical exercise.

Build balanced teams for more efficiency and productivity in the workplace

We believe a balanced team of mixed personalities thrive on efficiency and productivity and are the most successful.  Too many decision makers will cause friction and too much planning reaps slower progress.   Therefore we have designed, tried and tested and facilitated cookery-based challenges. We will be there to coach, observe and feedback our thoughts and encourage reflection from the group with action plan ideas to process, consider and implement into their working environments.  Having your teams both motivated and inspired is more important now than ever before given today’s economic and business environment.  In our experience the companies which are performing best are those who have invested time and resources through team building and staff incentives.

We Believe In Cookery EventsFor Corporate Entertainment

Most importantly we believe that food is the universal language of the world, and perfect for any corporate occasion.  Further more we all have a story to tell; whether it’s a favourite restaurant, recipe or baking with granny as a child.  As a result eating together creates opportunities to boost morale and celebrate success.  Therefore cooking, baking and eating meals together, in our opinion is the best way to bond as a team.  It is also a great way to discover hidden talents, strengths and event weaknesses within a team.


Food always lifts you, boosts morale and conversation around the table gets you in a better place weather you have had success or defeat.

Sir Ian McGeechan


The best moments I can remember are baking at home with my four children, creating new dishes with my team or round the dinner table sharing a meal with family, friends or colleagues. The dinner table is a moment in the day when time seems to stop, a safe place where we are relaxed without pretence.  It is in short an incredible place to just stop, laugh, share and reminisce in this otherwise fast-paced world we live in.

Paul Hartley –  Founder and Director

OurMission Statement

About Us

We really do care and have a yes can do attitude
Relationships are the key to success in business
It is very important to us that we under promise and over deliver, exceed the customers expectation
Give people a great experience, the wow factor!
Believe in the team building model within our team and our clients teams
Together we can, as a team we can do anything.
Breed a creative culture and lead the way through constant innovation
We teach each other and remain teachable
Integrity, and trust we breed an honest culture in a real way
Always push yourself to raise the bar
Put others first and remain humble, change the culture and attitudes around you