Group Sizes 5-150
Duration: 1 to 4 hours
Group Sizes 5-150
Duration: 1 to 4 hours
A memorable experience, cooking, sharing and dining together as a team. Sir Ian McGeechan, OBE former Lions rugby union head coach said at at a seminar we attended “we eat a meal together to celebrate a victory, but also a good meal will build up a team when defeated and moral is down, there is no better therapy than eating, talking and laughing round a dinner table" In our opinion nothing is better than cooking and eating together as a team, we have seen this time and time again on all our cookery events.
Work with our Michelin star chefs to create perfect British dishes, then dine, enjoy conversation and laughter with your teams or clients. We will use a set menu to get each teams working collaboratively towards a common goal and at the same time for added fun a competitive element between each team if desired.
To begin our event host will welcome guests and divide the group into teams with each team cooking a starter dish, a main and dessert using our fresh aromatic ingredients and recipes from our archives. Our expert chef will demonstrate knife handling skills, health and safety and technical aspects of the dishes.
Each team will be responsible for organizing themselves and delegating tasks. They will be expected to work together to produce the meal with individuals assuming responsibility for their part of the meal, from cooking the dishes, table setting, presenting and serving the dishes for each other to encourage team work organizational skills and bonding within the group.
Each team will sit down together to enjoy the fruits of their labor, and will present there signature dishes to the Head Chef. Discerning judging criteria from which team managed to successfully recreate the dishes, taste, presentation, team work and time management.
Sample menu, please note menu may change depending on the season you can opt for a 2 or 3 course menu.
Welsh Rarebit with Gorewood Caerphilly cheese and soft-poached quails egg
Sample Main Course
Herb crusted Scottish salmon served with champ mash, wilted spinach and a cream caper sauce
Classic lemon tart with a seasonal fruit coulis and pistachio snow
Additional Extras to consider
15:00 Events crew arrive onsite and set up, this can be at any venue or location nationwide and beyond.
17:50 Room is set and our event host will meet your point of contact.
18:00 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
18:15 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.
18:20 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.
18:40 Recipes are given to nominated head chefs and guests begin cooking dishes.
20:00 Cooking concludes, and teams sit down to share and enjoy the food they have made while the chefs begin judging. Criteria will be best representation of the menu, creativity, presentation, time management and team work.
20:55 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.
21:00 Event crew commence derig (we leave the event space clean and tidy)
``With over 35 years of attending hideous training days with a vast number of companies, this one was memorable for all the right reasons ! Fun, innovative, exciting and ending with a tremendous sense of achievement, okay I was in the winning team......but I don't like chocolate and I still had a fabulous time !!!! Congratulations on a winning formula.``