Live or Virtual Gingerbread House Making

Girl with gingerbread house

Virtual or Live Gingerbread House Making

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
  • Christmas Baking
  • Gingerbread boxes sent
  • Personalized invites
  • Recipes
  • Super easy to book



This activity will definitely get everyone into the Christmas spirit! Last year we shipped thousands of boxes of pre-made Gingerbread dough ready for guests to shape, create, bake and had them jumping for joy in there homes on zoom. We are so excited that we are running this again virtually as well as in person this year.

Event Outline

Making Gingerbread Houses with your clients and team mates is the ultimate Christmas party event.  Our entertaining Chefs will welcome you and your guests on zoom or your preferred platform for what we consider to be the best Christmas virtual party.  Guests will receive ginger bread house making kits with pre-made dough, house templates, sweets, treats, chocolate and icing ready to make, bake, build and decorate show stopping gingerbread houses.  Our Chefs will even demonstrate how to make stain glass windows out of boiled sweets.  This event is  so much fun and full of Christmas Cheer.  As with all of our virtual events guests receive Chef Hats and we start with a hat decorating challenge which is always a humorous icebreaker.  There is simply no limit what can be done with icing, chocolate, gingerbread dough and the creative minds of senior management, CEOs and there budding apprentices.   For companies who want a competitive edge we can include challenge and judging which will test the strength, height and structure of the houses made.

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 Gingerbread boxes are are lovingly packed from our warehouse 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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What’s 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 house flat


Gingerbread House making kits delivered to your guests

Delegates will have a gingerbread 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.  

Girl decorating a gingerbread house


``Fantastic - what more can I say, they had a fantastic time. Pam and Leo were superb and I hope they enjoyed themselves too.``

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    Live, In person Gingerbread House Making

    A creative and fun team building activity that will work towards a phenomenal collaborative outcome, this activity will definitely get everyone into the Christmas spirit! Last year we sent thousands of boxes of pre-made Gingerbread dough ready for guests to shape, create and bake in our ever popular challenge.  In this festive fun team building activity you will work together to make the most creative gingerbread Winter Wonderland festive village.  Each team will choose one theme for the village and come together with the other teams for the impressive Winter Wonderland village.  Bring back the community and celebrate British Heritage build your own bakers, grocers, post office, red post boxes, church, school, central square, village clock, police and fire stations and even a garden center.   In addition and to go along side the shops and houses teams can get creative making  people, buses, police cars, fire engines, trees, flowers and even a fruit and veg display for the grocers, and a  bread display for bakers out of sugar paste.  There is no limit to the creativity and Christmas magic of this festive team event.

     Our expert pastry chef will give an interactive demonstration shaping figurines and building the structures. This will provide guests with the insight into the skills required for the challenge in a fun way that will get everyone in the spirit of the activity.

    The group will have to sketch out a plan for their wonderland village and allocate tasks to each other to  deliver a phenomenal magical winter wonderland village.  For companies booking this event virtually guests will receive gingerbread dough ready to shape, create, bake and decorate.

    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
    Gingerbread houses


    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. 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 Practical commences making and baking the gingerbread village.

    16:30 Baking concludes and the chef judges team effort.

    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)

    Gingerbread house making


    ``Fantastic - what more can I say, they had a fantastic time. Pam and Leo were superb and I hope they enjoyed themselves too.``

    Testimonial TUI

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    Enquire Now