Virtual and live Christmas come dine with me

Christmas dinner celebrating

Virtual or Live Christmas Come Dine with me


Group Sizes: 12 – 2000


Duration:     1 to 3 hours


Virtual: via Zoom            Production studios 4 cameras


Live: In person nationwide pop up cookery school

Key Skills & Benefits

  • Christmas party event
  • Client Engagement
  • Team Building
  • Michelin Star Chefs
  • Cookery skills
  • Cooking boxes sent
  • Personalized invites
  • Recipes
  • Super easy to book

Level


Introduction

Why do the same old Christmas dinner as you have done every year, set a new bench mark and make your Christmas party one to remember, turn up the heat and get your team working together to produce a twist on a classic Christmas dinner and give them an event to remember. We will provide a fully functioning pop up cookery school in any UK location complete with Christmas hats and the Turkey! We also have a wonderful virtual Christmas menu on zoom for your guests to celebrate the season with.

Event Outline

You’ve seen the program on TV now it is your companies turn to take part in this fun and creative Christmas cookery team building event.  Teams will go head to head to produce a tasty 2 or 3 course Christmas lunch or dinner,    Will you lead like Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein or Gordon Ramsey?

To begin our event host will welcome guests and start with a fun icebreaker and spotlighting a few kitchens, watching out for any cats in cupboards and santa in the background. Our chef will demonstrate knife handling skills, health and safety and a cookery demonstration to include technical aspects of the dishes.  There is as much emphasis on fun and encouraging guests to relax and have fun with there colleagues as with the cooking.

Sample Menu

Starter

To Begin; Smoked salmon Carpaccio with a horseradish cream and beetroot caviar on dressed salad

Main Course

Norfolk Bronze turkey ballotin with a homemade cranberry and herb stuffing served with seasonal market vegetables and a red wine jus

Dessert

Classic sticky toffee pudding with Chantilly cream and butterscotch sauce

Booking process

We take of all the organization and event management for our clients.   On confirmation we will send you a branded personalized E-Invite to share with the guests, this will also include a basic equipment list of what guests need to provide.  Nearer the event we will share the zoom link, and chocolate recipes from the best establishments worldwide.  Our cookery boxes are are lovingly packed from our warehouse, everything is labeled, dated and then shipped by our partner courier companies which we track.  The whole process is super easy for the booker, we take care and manage everything.

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Whats included

  1. Consultation with a Michelin Star Chef or Rosette Chef  if bespoke
  2. Facilitated by one of our leading Chefs and professional event managers
  3. Live streaming from one of our professional studios with 4 cameras
  4. Event production crew. (we manage the zoom link, admit guests, manage break out rooms)
  5. Icebreakers, interactive demonstrations,  spotlighting, Online judging, support with a follow up and feedback
  6. Zoom recordings and editing available on request
  7. Personalized invite, recipes and equipment list (guests to provide basic equipment) to share with guests
  8. Event boxes with Chef hats delivered to your guests homes shipped by a courier service in line with the Food Standards Agency policies
  9. Branded corporate gifts can be included
  10. Risk Assessments, Haccaps, 10 Million Public Liability Insurance
  11. Reassurance that Hartleys Events have been awarded a 5 Star food rating from Food Standards Agency
  12. A dedicated event manager who will liaise with you and organize everything for you.
Gingerbread fun

Shipping

Cookery boxes delivered to your guests

Delegates will have a cookery box sent direct to their home with the specialized ingredients and hat.  The parcels will be delivered by one of our partner couriers 2 days before the activity.  Guests will simply log in and join their colleagues and one of our Chefs for an inspiring  and fun cookery activity.

 Common questions

  1. Ingredients going to guest’s homes, – how does that work?

The ingredients will be sent in sealed ice bags and temperature controlled within the boxes in line with food and hygiene legislation.  

  1. What about sending parcels to guest’s homes and protection of guests data?

You will be given login details to upload the guests addresses for the parcel deliveries.

  1. Which courier service do you use?

We use DPD for deliveries but will consider other services.  

Christmas cooking fun

Testimonial

``Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and we will certainly keep you in mind for any future team building events. Thank you again for your help with the arrangements.``

Testimonial Lymington Hospital
Lymington Hospital

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    Live, in person Christmas come dine with me

    Why do the same old Christmas dinner as you have done every year, set a new bench mark and make your Christmas party one to remember, turn up the heat and get your team working together to produce a twist on a classic Christmas dinner and give them an event to remember. We will provide a fully functioning pop up cookery school in any UK location complete with Christmas hats and the Turkey! We also have a wonderful virtual Christmas cooking event for your guests to celebrate the season with.  You’ve seen the program on TV now it is your companies turn to take part in this fun and creative Christmas cookery team building event.  Teams will go head to head to produce a tasty 2 or 3 course Christmas lunch or dinner to enjoy eating together.  Will you lead like Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein or Gordon Ramsey?

    To begin our event host will welcome guests and divide the group into teams, (unless prepared team lists).  Each team will be cooking a 2 or 3 course meal  using raw seasonal ingredients and recipes from our exclusive archives. Our chef will demonstrate knife handling skills, health and safety and a cookery demonstration to include technical aspects of the dishes.  Each team will be responsible for all aspects of their dishes; this will have to include a classical Christmas themed table setting with all the trimmings and serving each other.

    When dining each group will then judge and score what they have eaten in between courses and give feedback via a spoke’s person on the table.  The winner from each course will go before our judges to give the final verdict, the criteria the chefs will be looking for are team work, time management, representation of the dish, creativity, team work and taste.

    Why not turn up the heat and add on a cookery themed scavenger or treasure hunt, we can write a bespoke treasure hunt for the location, teams will have to source ingredients and equipment before the cookery activity and incorporate it into a 1 or 2 day team building activity.

     

    Sample Menu

    Starter

    Smoked salmon Carpaccio with a horseradish cream and beetroot caviar on dressed salad

    Main Course

    Norfolk Bronze turkey ballotin with a homemade cranberry and herb stuffing served with seasonal market vegetables and a red wine jus

    Dessert

    Classic sticky toffee pudding with Chantilly cream and butterscotch sauce

    What’s included?

    • Michelin Star Trained chefs and Chocolatiers with professional event managers
    • A dedicated project manager who will liaise with you directly and other companies involved on the day.
    • Public liability for up to £1,000,000
    • Risk Assessments and Haccaps
    • All Specialist equipment, ingredients and recipes.
    • Medals and Aprons
    • All pre-event and onsite event management with a follow up and feedback if required.
    • We will do our upmost to give you an outstanding event, and to deliver the desired outcomes and objectives which you have requested and ensure that everyone has a totally enjoyable, unforgettable and rewarding experience.
    • Within 2 working days we will be in contact with your feedback and share memorable photos taken by our event managers with you within 5 working days.

    Additional Extras to consider

    • Photography and filming
    • Venue finding services
    • Facilitation
    • Prizes
    Dressed Christmas Plate

    Itinerary

    12:00 Events crew arrive onsite and set up, this can be at any venue or location nationwide and beyond.

    13:50 Room is set and our event host will meet your point of contact.

    14:00 We warmly welcome your guests and explain what is to be expected of them, guests are put into teams (unless pre-selected) and go to their colour coded cooking zones. Christmas hats and aprons are put on and a Head Chef (who will be awarded the head chef hat) is appointed by each team

    14:15 Some good housekeeping with a health and safety briefing relevant to the tasks and venue is given by our host followed by interviewing the head chefs from each team, the briefing and warm up session is rounded off with a “yes chef!” from each team.

    14:20 A demonstration is given by our chef(s) relevant to the menu or challenge, this may be on a big screen for larger groups so all the guests can see and understand the technical skills that are required such as knife skills presentation techniques and good food practices.

    14:40 Preparing and cooking the food commences

    16:30 Cooking concludes, and teams sit down to share and enjoy the food they have made. The chef will judge each course if the event is competitive.

    16:55 The winning team is announced, medals awarded and proud photo moments for the winning team are shared. During the event debrief your host and chef will share the most amusing moments and highlights from the activity and conclude with thank you’s and goodbyes.

    17:00 Event crew commence derig (we leave the event space clean and tidy)

    Roast Chicken

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    Testimonial

    ``Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and we will certainly keep you in mind for any future team building events. Thank you again for your help with the arrangements.``

    Testimonial Lymington Hospital
    Lymington Hospital

    Social Links

    Enquire Now