Cookery Master Classes

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EnquiriesGET IN TOUCH Enquire now and call our friendly event specialists today on 0845 371 1169 Email us on info@hartleysevents.co.uk Phone numbersEnquire Now Office: 0845 371 1169 Mobile Out of Hours: 0789 627 0790Registered Head Office with companies houseHartleys Events UK Head Office Unit 6D Uddens trading estate Nr Ferndown Industrial Estate Wimborne Dorset BH21 7LQ Δ Hartleys Events - Cookery Team Building & Client Engagement Events 4.9 Based on 10 reviews nonsenseaimee may 13:38 10 Jun 21 Hartley's organised a fantastic virtual event for our team! A well needed boast of morale after so many month's in lockdown.Would 100% recommend Ryan Cobain 09:48 09 Jun 21 Paul was a brilliant host & kept everyone hanging on his every word throughout. His guidance was just the right pace and the food was delicious.The event went down really with the team and several of our colleagues mentioned it was the best virtual event they’ve attended. Matt Green 09:41 09 Jun 21 Amazing Cookery experiences from a hugely experienced and friendly team. Always go above and beyond to deliver the best products and experiences in their field of expertise. Always a pleasure to deal with and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Kate and Paul are great people to work with too Andrew Hobbs 09:40 09 Jun 21 Without exception our client a fantastic virtual event. We appreciate the time and effort put in by your team , keep up the good work, Andy Hobbs at Firebird Events Ltd C Jay 09:14 09 Jun 21 My team of about 24 employees raved about this experience after the event. It was very interactive and Mark the host was amazing with his culinary expertise and ease with the audience. This is one of the best virtual experiences my team and I have had the pleasure to be a...

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Meet The Team

OurTeamPaul HartleyFounder and Event DirectorOur Founder and Director Paul Hartley brings an impressive wealth of experience to the company. From Head Pastry Chef at the Pharmacy in London to a Head Baker at a Relais and Chateaux Hotel. Hes worked with the most renowned chefs in the world including Marco Pierre White and John Torode. Also he is proud to of worked alongside Michel Roux Junior, Lesley Waters, Brian Turner and Jason Atherton. At the beginning of his career Paul worked at a French Michelin star restaurant, called Le Pave d’Auge. This gave him a strong foundation, igniting a passion and determination to learn as much as he could. Blood, sweat and tears (and of course hard work) really did pay off for him. Later in his career Peter Kroone head hunted Paul. Peter was the MD at the Chewton Glen, Paul was employed to help maintain their various accolade’s and Michelin Star status. During this time the Chewton Glen Hotel ranked the best country house hotel in the world! In 2007 Paul set up Hartley’s Events and now delivers events for SME’s and for some of the most successful companies in the world.Kate HartleyCommercial DirectorBy the age of twenty three Kate had sold her first very profitable successful business. Charmed by chooclate with husband to be Paul they married soon after and went to London. She bloomed in London wand believed that Paul’s chance to work at the Chewton Glen was impeccable timing. Relocating and motherhood was not a time for Kate to relax. Whilst five months pregnant she set up another business which prospered overnight and was almost self running 2 months later! When baby number 3 arrived Paul and Kate set up Hartley’s Events. She loves being a business partner with her husband and aims for excellence...

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Cookery Team Building

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Artisan Bread Masterclass

Artisan Bread Masterclass

Paul, our in-house baker, has worked with some of the finest chefs and hotels in the country. He says, “Bread is the first impression; you know a meal is going to be good if the host has gone to the effort of making their own bread.” In this bread making master class we will show you simple and effective techniques to make amazing bread with basic equipment any kitchen will have.

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Corporate Entertainment

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Cake And Bake

Enjoy the sweeter side of team building, our cake and bake cookery classes are extremely popular corporate events for client entertainment, and for team building. They create an ideal environment and a perfect setting to network, entertain and to develop new and strengthen existing professional relationships. We encompass a wide variety of patisserie skills in our interactive cookery demonstrations and encourage guests to mingle and get to know each other better in a relaxed setting whilst learning new skills.

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Something Chocolatey

We have designed fun chocolate making classes and chocolate tasting events to energize, inspire, and reward you, your staff and clients. From chocolate tasting, to learning to make your very own Belgian chocolates together in our chocolate making workshops, and chocolate team building sessions. Dip into some chocolate and, unwind, relax and have a bucket full of belly laughter together. Whatever the occasion, group size or venue we promise everyone will have an ultimate chocolate experience with our chocolate classes and have a memorable time!

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British

British

A memorable experience, cooking, sharing and dining together as a team. Sir Ian McGeechan, OBE former Lions rugby union head coaching at a seminar at Lords we attended quoted “eating a meal together It is used to celebrate when times are good, and a good meal can 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.

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Belgian Chocolate Making

Belgian Chocolate Making

Our Belgian chocolate making workshops are perfect for any corporate occasion. We have run these sessions for many different companies for a variety of purposes such as staff rewards and incentives, networking events and client entertainment. If you want to make your guests feel special and give them something different then look no further this is the activity for you.

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Team Development

Team Development

Team Development Event Group Sizes: Upon enquiry Duration: 1 to 3 days Location: Nationwide Facilitated Key Skills Bonding Collaboration Empowerment Time management Creativity Communication and organisational skills Level IntroductionMotivated Teams succeed! 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 have performed the best, are those who have invested time and resources through team building and staff incentives. We have found these development programmes particularly successful and highly recommend for Senior Management / Vice Presidents and those at CEO level, we will do our utmost to ensure you achieve the maximum impact from your programme. Event Outline 1, 2 and 3-day Bespoke Team Building and Team Development Programmes Your team will work with our highly experienced and award-winning Michelin star chefs, bakers and chocolatiers. We will put the delegates through an intense training course to give them the necessary skills to achieve the task. Each event is bespoke and designed for individual company needs, goals and objectives. The challenges can range from running your own bakery and market stall to organizing a new restaurant concept with paying customers. Our promise to you for the outcome for your Team Development Programme To provide you with an outstanding event, exceeding your expectations and to give you and your team the “wow” factor We will do our upmost to ensure you achieve the maximum impact from your programme. What makes our development programmes so effective and unique from other team building activities? Unlike conventional team building, our development programmes will place your management team into a grilling culinary challenge, taking them outside of their comfort zone and into the heated kitchen environment. Our programmes are spread over 2 and 3 days, in that time delegates will...

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Chocolatier’s Apprentice

Chocolatier’s Apprentice

This is one of our most popular cookery team building events, we will have your teams literally up to their elbows in this hands-on chocolate challenge. Each team will not only have to make and brand a box from the raw materials but also complete a manufacturing order of over 100 chocolates per team (based on a team of 8) so there is plenty to take home. (making it home is a different matter).

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Marks Set Cook

Marks Set Cook

Do you want to sharpen your teams and give them the cutting edge? Slice, dice, cook and bake your way to success, this is a 100% hands on team activity racing against the clock, Marks Set Cook is the perfect activity for competitive teams as an afternoon energiser.

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Cupcake Mosaic

Cupcake Mosaic

A masterclass and activity that will help get the core message and company values firmly cemented as part of the foundations of your business, the group will work as individual teams but also together towards a phenomenal collaborative project that will wow and give your team a huge sense of achievement.

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Virtual or Live Christmas Bake Off

Virtual or Live Christmas Bake Off

Our Christmas Team Bake off is our most popular activity with both clients and crew , this is a 100% hands on race against the clock to complete several Christmas themed baking challenges, the success or failure will be down to teamwork and leadership in this immense fun and very creative team activity. We have all the equipment and expertise to help budding bakers to have a go anywhere in the UK and beyond. We are really excited that we will be running this also run this virtually for companies. Hurry quick as limited availability, dates are going quickly.

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Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate Tasting

We understand the huge importance of your occasion and this is why we have sourced the finest single origin chocolate from the worlds leading Artisan chocolate makers to include Valrhona, Michael Cluzel and Amedei to give your guests an experience to remember. This can be as formal or informal as you like by either facilitating a structured tasting session with a few interactive challenges or simply setting up hosted tasting zones for guests to enjoy at their own leisure.

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Strictly Come Dining

Strictly Come Dining

You’ve seen the program now it is your companies turn to take part in this fun and creative cookery team building event.  Teams will go head to head to produce a tasty 2 or 3 course lunch or dinner to then enjoy eating together.  Will you be a Julia Child, a Rick Stein or a Gordon Ramsey?

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Cooking Show

Cooking Show

Definitely one of the more diverse activities we offer, this can be anything from ridiculous to the sublime, each team will have to plan, present and deliver a cookery show in a 3 hour time frame. There is something for everyone in this culinary challenge.

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Butchery Masterclass

Butchery Masterclass

Most cuts of meat arrive to us pre-packed and pre-portioned on our supermarket shelves, therefore you never really know the source and quality of your meat, in this introductory session you will learn essential life skills that will change the way you think and shop for your meat, a fascinating experience that will stay with you a lifetime.

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Team Bake Off

Team Bake Off

Team Bake off is one of our most popular activities with both clients and crew; this is a 100% hands on race against the clock to complete several baking challenges, the success or failure will be down to teamwork and leadership in this immense fun and creative team activity. Our pop up cookery school and expertise can help budding bakers anywhere in the UK and Europe.

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Great British Tasting Experience

Great British Tasting Experience

We want to share our passion for food with you and your guests in this high end British tasting experience. A perfect networking event if you are entertaining clients from around the world, after all food is the international language of the world. Let us sparkle you with English white wines, indulge you with Welsh and Irish cheeses, warm you up with Scottish whiskey and tempt you with sensual chocolate.

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Chocolate Creations

Chocolate Creations

Guests will literally up to their elbows in these hands on chocolate challenge. Our innovative chocolatiers will bring chocolate moulds cocoa butter transfer sheets, toppings and colours, granite slabs bowls spatulas, tempering equipment, packaging supplies and professional chocolatiers to inspire the teams.

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Chocolate Rollercoasters

Chocolate Rollercoasters

An extremely fun, creative and very, very chocolaty activity. Each team will have to assemble, brand and name their new rollercoaster made entirely out of chocolate. Structures must be free standing with a special feature and a poster to complete their challenge, we will provide sugar icing to make the carriages (and riders if you’re good enough!)

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Cupcake Challenge

Cupcake Challenge

Another of our creative activities, there is simply no limit to what can be done with a cupcake. All you need is a can-do attitude, a small amount of creativity, and a team armed with icing and away you go, so much fun but be warned – it can be very messy!

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Charity Team Building

Charity Team Building

Corporate Social Responsibility is high on many company agendas to attract and retain the best staff. It is also seen as an important way to increase a competitive advantage, to raise brand awareness and build trust with customers. It will also boost moral and give you the feel good factor knowing your are doing something to make a difference.

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The Restaurant

The Restaurant

The Restaurant Event Group Sizes 5-150 Duration: 2 to 6 hours Location: Nationwide Key Skills Planning and budgeting Knife & wok skills Time management Creativity Communication and organisational skills Resourcing Level IntroductionIn a recent survey carried out by a national newspaper people were asked what their ideal job or lifestyle would be; by a large margin becoming the owner of a restaurant was the most popular choice. This challenge is to give you and your team a taste of that dream. Each team will have to decide upon a theme, design menus and cook dishes to order, playing to strengths will be a key part of this event. Event Outline Your guests will arrive to a warm welcome from our team, our event host will then divide the group in to sub teams and begin with introductions to the chefs and event assistants with summary on the challenge that waits for them. We will begin with a warm up team exercise to engage the group in the activity, this will be followed by health and safety, and some housekeeping from your host. We will then hand over to the chef for a demonstration on knife handling skills, and cooking 2 or 3 dishes to inspire the teams (no cooking experience required only a passion for good food and service!) The teams must first brainstorm a concept for the restaurant, we will provide; white table linen, cutlery, crockery, menu plans and of course, a chef to help. Teams will have to allocate a project manager/head chef to organize the many aspects of this event. They shall be the one delegating tasks such as sourcing the ingredients from the local markets and designing the menus. Every good restaurant has a signature dish for which it is famed, and yours will be no...

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Petit Fours

Petit Fours

Petit fours translated literally means “little ovens” and are sweet one bite deserts served with coffee at the end of a meal. This is a perfect class or activity for an afternoon or after dinner as a team bonding exercise; learning professional petit fours which can be enjoyed after your team meal or to take home as a sweet treat.

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Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Why not raise the bar and do something different for your summer party this year? Get your staff and their families using their loaf and rising to the latest trend baking , its creative, fun , and competitive which will create a buzz at your event, we have all the equipment and resources to cater from small to large groups which will be hosted in our marquee in any location of your choice.

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Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt

Treasure hunts are an excellent way to get your team working together and playing to strengths. In this combined hunt and cookery activity teams will have to work together to gather clues in order win tokens to spend in our mini markets later in the day.

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Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Join us with your team for an evening of tasting choice wines, selected especially for you and your team’s personal enjoyment. No wine knowledge is required, as we provide that too! A lovely way to un-wine-d.

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Cheese & Wine Tasting

Cheese & Wine Tasting

A facinating insight to cheese and its rich history, time permitting we will give a demonstration on how to make cheese, a truly memorable experience to treat your guests. We can run this in a formal manner with a facilitator or informal with cheese stations set up round the room with tasting notes so guests can enjoy them at their own pace and go back for more of their favorites!

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Fish And Shellfish Masterclass

Fish And Shellfish Masterclass

Do you know what to look for when selecting fish from the fish counter? Do you want to progress your skills as a cook? This is not only a fascinating day learning how to select and prepare fish but also a cookery class teaching you how to perfectly cook the fish and shellfish you are preparing.

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Chocolate Masterclass

Chocolate Masterclass

Make chocolates like the proffessionals, you can expect to master “chocolate tempering” learn about the cocoa bean, its origins and history, how it becomes a chocolate bar from a bean using real cocoa beans plus a tasting session in which we will enjoy some of the best single origin chocolate from around the world, time permitting we will even make some of our very own chocolate from the beans! There will be lots to gift wrap and take home to wow your friends and family with at the end of the day.

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Our Partners

Our PartnersAnd LocationsaboutOUR PARTNERS For virtual events we use a variety of platforms for live streaming to include zoom. microsoft teams, ring central, amazon chime, and webinex. For live events we work in partnership with leading Hotels, Spas and Venues nationwide.  We are frequently asked to source venues with a day delegate package to compliment clients meetings, events which are often with overnight accommodation for companies.  Alternatively we can hold an event on your company premises.  Whatever you decide, we will do our upmost to come up with a package which best suits the needs of your company and budget. VenuesANYWHERE YOU CHOOSE Our pop-up cookery school and mixologist bars will travel to your preferred venue nationwide or join us at one of our locations We work in partnership with many leading Hotels, Spas and Venues nationwide and can source an appropriate venue with overnight accommodation for your company.  Alternatively we can hold an event on your company premises.  Whatever you decide, we will do our upmost to come up with a package which best suits the needs of your company and budget.   OUR PARTNERSPop up Cookery SchoolPartners Pop up CookerySchool LocationsUK Cities & Towns London Aberdeen Bath Belfast Birmingham Blackpool Bournemouth Brighton Bristol Cambridge Cardiff Chester Edinburgh Glasgow Leeds Leicester Liverpool Manchester Milton Keynes Newcastle Northampton Nottingham Oxford Portsmouth Reading Sheffield Southampton Southend-on-Sea Stratford-upon-Avon Winchester Windsor York UK Counties Greater London Bedfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cornwall County Durham Cumbria Derbyshire Devon Dorset Essex Gloucestershire Greater Manchester Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Isle of Wight Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Merseyside Norfolk Northamptonshire Northumberland Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire Rutland Shropshire Somerset Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Sussex Tyne and Wear Warwickshire West Midlands Wiltshire Worcestershire Yorkshire London Bank Canary Wharf & The Docklands Covent Garden Greenwich Knightsbridge & Belgravia Mayfair Richmond St Paul's Tower Hill...

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Chocolate Experience

Chocolate Experience

Perfect for networking events or to treat your team, enjoy an indulgent afternoon with one of our experienced chocolatiers learning the art of making and correctly tasting chocolate, to include a fascinating talk about the cocoa bean, its origins, history, and how it becomes a chocolate bar from a bean. This session includes a practical demonstration in which we encourage guests to get involved.

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Patisserie Masterclass

Patisserie Masterclass

Welcome to the wonderful world of pastry, Paul our pastry chef is a classical chef and worked with Marco Pierre White, John Terrode and was head pastry chef for the renowned modern artist Damien Hurst making some weird and wonderful creations. Paul has thought back to his early days as a pastry chef and created a class using the basic skills which has grounded him over the years, this class is designed to give you basic skills to build upon in the future.

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Shaken Not Stirred

Shaken Not Stirred

There’s a cocktail for everyone, from Bond’s favourite vodka martini, to the blue lagoon from your local spoons. You can experience having the mysterious charm of a cocktail barman, without the pesky customers! Add some flair into your team with our cocktail masterclass and team event.

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Cook And Dine

Cook And Dine

Cook up a storm with our chefs and reveal unhidden talents and the creative, innovative side of your team. See how your team develop and work together under pressure as the heat gets turned up and watch the communal sense of achievement unfold as delegates sharpen and support each other. Communication is essential in delivering hot dishes to hungry team mates.

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Client Engagement

Build and create new working relationships with your clients, associates and colleagues by networking in a relaxed setting for business opportunities and ideas to snowball using the medium of food and cooking. Give your guests an amazing experience that will make them feel special and valued by you.

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Tasting Events

From learning the art of chocolate tasting learning about the snap, the notes and the after mouth to wine appreciation, whisky or gin tasting. We have a range of tasting events we have designed especially for corporate entertainment.

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Cook And Go

Our cookery team building events are hosted by our award-winning Michelin Star trained or Rosette Standard Chefs, organised and accompanied by experienced event management crew. Tell us your preferred flavours and we will come up with the ingredients and menu ideas to inspire your teams to come up with the dishes

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About Us

AboutUsWhy 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 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...

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Dim Sum

Dim Sum

Making Dim Sum as a group is a delicious way to spend an afternoon, we will teach you some of the classic recipes which you will master with our chef. This is both a master class and a team building activity, we will ensure there is plenty to make and eat within your time frame.

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Sustainable Cooking

Sustainable Cooking

On this cookery activity we have put together a plan and menu that cooks dishes with minimal impact on the environment, the most exciting part of this activity is that it keeps us on our toes as the menu changes weekly and sometimes daily! on this team activity we will use 90% plus locally grown produce and suppliers, each team will get a mystery basket of ingredients with some weird and wonderful ugly fruit and veg that tastes out of this world.

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CSR and Leadership Events

Our leadership programmes put management into a grilling culinary challenge, taking them outside of their comfort zone and into the heated kitchen environment. Our programmes are spread over 2 and 3 days, in that time delegates will work collaboratively towards a phenomenal project, helping build closer working relationships with each by gaining a better understanding of themselves and their colleagues. When management teams work creatively it challenges their conventional thinking, helping them to clarify a fresh outlook for a renewed vision, thus enabling them to make clearer decisions and inspiring others.

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Sensational Smoothies

Sensational Smoothies

This is one of our most popular cookery team building events, we will have your teams literally up to their elbows in this hands-on chocolate challenge. Each team will not only have to make and brand a box from the raw materials but also complete a manufacturing order of over 100 chocolates per team (based on a team of 8) so there is plenty to take home. (making it home is a different matter).

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Cupcakes & Cocktails

Cupcakes & Cocktails

We really have thought of it all with this activity, we originally put this together as a bespoke activity for a client, the result was an instant success so we decided it should immediately go on our al al carte menu of events, be warned this is fast, fun and perfect for energetic teams as they go head to head making and baking cupcakes with a cocktail theme and then making the cocktail to go with it, we will expect each team to make a Mojito cupcake and cocktail, a cosmopolitan Cupcake and cocktail plus 1 of their own design for our chefs and mixologist to judge.

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Whisky Tasting

Whisky Tasting

You don’t have to like Whisky for this masterclass, this is a tasting event for both Whisky lovers and everyone who wants to know more about this amazing beverage so rich in history and flavours, our expert will educate and excite the minds and tastebuds of your guests who will leave at best in love with Whiskey and at worst in love with Whisky!

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Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Chocolate and Wine Tasting

This is a fun informative and interactive session packed full of content that will engage your guests from the beginning to the end, we have sourced the finest single origin chocolate from the world’s leading Artisan chocolate makers, to include Valrhona, Michael Cluzel and Armedei, we have married these exquisite chocolates with some of Europe’s finest dessert and fortified wines.

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Cheese & Port Tasting

Cheese & Port Tasting

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Beer & Ale Tasting

Beer & Ale Tasting

This tasting event is a real crowd pleaser and their is something for everyone, however it’s not all about simply drinking beer and ale we want to teach guests how to enjoy ale and beer to it’s full potential, our Hartleys facilitator is passionate, entertaining and will keep the fun and beer flowing throughout the tasting event, this is perfect for networking, client entertainment and corporate parties.

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Gin Tasting

Gin Tasting

We have had a long standing love affair with Gin since the 1700’s and not much has changed since then, Gin in recent years has undergone somewhat of a revival with micro distilleries making new and exciting flavours to meet an ever more demanding clientele, in this tasting session we will taste a range of new and old world Gins with a variety of botanicals and tonics to compliment the Gin styles.

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Virtual or live Christmas come dine with me

Virtual or live 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 will also be running this event virtually this Christmas for companies. Talk to us about the dietary requirements and we will put a menu together for you and your guests.

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Virtual or Live The Christmas Culinary Games

Virtual or Live The Christmas Culinary Games

Raise the bar for your Christmas party with this fast, fun, and energetic festive activity, packed full of Christmas themed practical and mental challenges to include technical, skill, and quiz based heats so there is something everyone to take part in, a perfect activity if you want to get everyone in the Christmas spirit! We are running this best selling Christmas party event virtually this year too. Limited availability, first come first served.

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Virtual or Live Gingerbread House Making

Virtual or Live Gingerbread House Making

This activity is guaranteed to 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.

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Easter Egg Making

Easter Egg Making

Enjoy a relaxing hands on class with one of our Hartleys chocolatiers, we will wow your guests and teach them to make their own chocolate Easter eggs with some yummy truffles to go inside! Guests can expect to learn how to temper chocolates make ganaches and take home a showstopping egg for Easter day. We can run this with a competitive side if so desired getting teams to make chocolate eggs to sell at company offices and donating proceeds to charity!

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Privacy Policy

Privacy policy Your privacy is important to us and the business practices we use are designed to protect your privacy. We are fully committed to giving you the highest possible level of service and professional business practice in all areas which includes being GDPR complaint and protecting your data. Trust and integrity for us has always been our number one priority in line with our business ethics for client care and client retention; a business built on a reputation of complete trust, credibility and reliability. If you have any questions about our privacy policy please do contact on 01202 911330 What are your rights? If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it amended or deleted. You have the right to complain on how we have handled your personal data. You can contact our Data protection officer on 01202 911330 who will investigate for you. If you believe we are not processing your personal data in line with GDPR compliance or are unhappy then you are within your rights to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Your rights The right to access the personal data we hold on you The right to correct and update the personal data we hold on you The right to have your personal data erased The right to object to processing of your personal data The right to data portability The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of personal data to which consent was sought. The right to object to the processing of personal data where applicable The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can email them via: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/, call them on 0303 123…

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Chocolate Towers

Chocolate Towers

A crazy innovative and memorable activity that requires a steady hand and nerve. Teams represent a country of their choice, they must build a land mark building either of their own design or an existing structure from their chosen country constructed entirely out of chocolate.

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Live Cookery Demonstrations

Live Cookery Demonstrations

Perfect entertainment whatever your occasion, we have run cookery demonstrations for exhibition stands to create sales opportunities, corporate entertainment and networking events, depending on your requirements we can run anything from informal short demonstrations over a day making sushi or chocolates on a small exhibition stand, to a competitive cook off show we can even source you celebrity chefs to host.

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Virtual Culinary Games

Virtual Culinary Games

This virtual activity is a real crowd pleaser and highly popular for corporate entertainment. Its fast, fun and action packed, full of competitive hilarious foodie challenges for energetic and competitive teams.

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Virtual Chocolate Making

Virtual Chocolate Making

During this Virtual Chocolate make delicious belgium chocolates with your team, clients and associates and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate. Build relationships, boost morale, inspire creativity as you enjoy a virtual chocolate class as part of your away day making chocolates with your team or clients.

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Virtual Cheese & Wine Tasting

Virtual Cheese & Wine Tasting

Invite your clients to join you and be entertained with a Michelin Star Chef and Wine Expert on a bespoke Cheese and Wine virtual tasting event.  A unique platform to engage, build relationships and network with your clients in a memorable high calibre hybrid event.  Join us for an evening of tasting wines from award winning vineyards and sampling the finest British cheeses our country has to offer.                      

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Virtual Sushi Making Experience

Virtual Sushi Making Experience

This Virtual Sushi Making Experience is a colorful, fun and creative event. Could there be anything better than making your own Sushi, sushi making boxes are sent to the guests prior to the event.

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Virtual Bake OFF

Virtual Bake OFF

This Virtual Bake A Long Try something different today with your team and take part in our virtual Bake a long with our Michelin Star Chef. 

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Virtual Canape Making

Virtual Canape Making

This virtual canape making class is packed full of tips and tricks to help you create tasty, simple and effective canapes, we can run this with a competitive element or as masterclass experience.

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Virtual European Cookery Class

Virtual European Cookery Class

This virtual European Cookery class is packed full of tips and tricks to help you create Italian Cuisine, we can run this with a competitive element or as masterclass experience.

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Virtual Asian Cook A Long

Virtual Asian Cook A Long

In this Virtual Asian Cook A Long you and your collegues will have an introduction to Indian cuisine. Indian cooking has a rich history that defines its culture, we want to share our passion of cooking authentic classical Indian dishes that have a depth and balance of flavours.

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Virtual Molecular

Virtual Molecular

In this Virtual Molecular Gastronomy guests engage in the new generation of virtual team building activities, molecular cooking is where the classical chef meets the Modern chef.   Inspire innovation and creativity to the highest level in this magical team activity. Guests will be wowed and have there minds put to the limits as they experience the impossible.

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Virtual Health and Well-Being

Virtual Health and Well-Being

In this Virtual Health and Well-Being we will promote a wellbeing message to your company. Inspire your team to adopt a healthy lifestyle with some simple techniques for nutritious eating whilst having a lot of fun together whilst incorporating cookery skills to protect our world.

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Virtual Cookery Team Building

Virtual Cookery Team Building

Cook up a storm with our chefs and reveal unhidden talents and the creative, innovative side of your team. See how your team develop and work together under pressure as the heat gets turned up and watch the communal sense of achievement unfold as delegates sharpen and support each other. Communication is essential in delivering hot dishes to hungry team mates.

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Enquiry Thank You

EnquiriesGET IN TOUCH Thank you for your enquiry, one of the Hartleys Events team will be in touch very soon. If your enquiry is urgent, please call the office on 0845 371 1169 or email kate@hartleysevents.co.uk. Hartleys Events - Cookery Team Building & Client Engagement Events 4.9 Based on 10 reviews nonsenseaimee may 13:38 10 Jun 21 Hartley's organised a fantastic virtual event for our team! A well needed boast of morale after so many month's in lockdown.Would 100% recommend Ryan Cobain 09:48 09 Jun 21 Paul was a brilliant host & kept everyone hanging on his every word throughout. His guidance was just the right pace and the food was delicious.The event went down really with the team and several of our colleagues mentioned it was the best virtual event they’ve attended. Matt Green 09:41 09 Jun 21 Amazing Cookery experiences from a hugely experienced and friendly team. Always go above and beyond to deliver the best products and experiences in their field of expertise. Always a pleasure to deal with and wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Kate and Paul are great people to work with too Andrew Hobbs 09:40 09 Jun 21 Without exception our client a fantastic virtual event. We appreciate the time and effort put in by your team , keep up the good work, Andy Hobbs at Firebird Events Ltd C Jay 09:14 09 Jun 21 My team of about 24 employees raved about this experience after the event. It was very interactive and Mark the host was amazing with his culinary expertise and ease with the audience. This is one of the best virtual experiences my team and I have had the pleasure to be a part of. See All Reviews

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Molecular Cook And Dine

Molecular Cook And Dine

Ferran Adrià is considered one of the best chefs in the world, when head chef of the elBulli restaurant in Spain he started a gastronomic revolution that inspired modern chefs such as Heston Blumenthal to create magical touches to dishes. Be one of the first companies to engage in the new generation of team building activities, molecular cooking is where the classical chef meets the Modern chef. Inspire innovation in this magical team activity.

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Gingerbread Creations

Gingerbread Creations

We originally launched this activity as one of the Christmas challenges on our team bake off event, we noticed how people didn’t limit themselves to gingerbread houses and created all sorts of ambitious ideas, since launching gingerbread creations we have had fork lift trucks and lorries for Volvo, Boeing 747 from Air Bus, handbags from Chanel and so many more! The only limit to this activity seems to be the imagination!

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Indian

Indian

Indian food has a rich history that defines its culture, we want to share our passion of cooking authentic classical Indian dishes that have a depth and balance of flavours. We will teach the group about the mindfield of spices and how to use them, making marinades, side dishes and rice dishes, this is not only a team bonding activity but also an education in cooking classical Indian cuisine.

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Team Tapas

Team Tapas

A memorable experience, cooking, sharing and dining together as a team. Tapas is the latest in cookery team building, it’s informal style suits a casual, relaxed cooking and dining experience by sharing a variety of dishes. This class is unique and ever more popular with our clients.

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Gourmet Pie Challenge

Gourmet Pie Challenge

Every region in the UK has their version of pie for which it is famed and there is simply nothing more British than “Pie and mash”, sweet or savoury, square, or round, big and small there are so many variations and varieties there is simply no limit to this activity. We will teach the group how to successfully make and bake fresh tasty sweet and savoury pies. To conclude we will challenge your teams to come up with their own Pie brand, we can include menu boards, boxes and craft material to help.

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Wok On

Wok On

You will need more than cookery skills for this activity with challenges to test the skill and nerve of your team mates awarding “fun dollars” for each completed challenge! Spend these in our Chinese mini market later on in the activity. A high energy event with lots of fun and banter!

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Hampers

Hampers

An excellent collaborative team building event if you are looking to to incorporate “corporate social responsibility” as teams will work together towards a common goal making luxury hamper items to give away to a chosen charity, sell at their offices or simply to take home and enjoy for themselves.

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Thai

Thai

Thai food is delicious, light, and aromatic with a balanced blend of herbs, spices and chillies. Our dishes and techniques will teach your team simple yet effective Thai food that can easily be recreated at home to impress any family member or dinner guest.

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Italian

Italian

Italian cuisine is one of the most popular types of food in the world, in this master class you will work with a professional chef learning how to make an Italian Signature dish such as Pasta or Gnocchi with Italian bread including Foccacia or Ciabatta and how to make your very own fresh vanilla bean Italian Ice cream.

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Macaroon Challenge

Macaroon Challenge

Have you ever seen perfect macaroons in the shop and wandered how they make them? but perhaps you have always been to scared to attempt it in fear of failure? Well this class and activity is for you, we will teach you and your team all the basics to successful macaroon making such as what the perfect “lava consistency” how to whisk the perfect meringue, which almonds are the best to use, (believe us, its important!).

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Canape Creations

Canape Creations

Fun informative and an excellent way to learn new skills while building up your team, this session is packed full of tips and tricks to help you time manage your team with simple and effective techniques that will create tasty results, we can run this as a competitive activity to win a canape contract or as masterclass experience.

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Pizza Making

Pizza Making

Pizzas are still one of the most popular choices on any menu however we often seem to settle for an inferior production this class/team activity, we will show you how to make perfect pizzas dips salads.

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The Sausage Contract

The Sausage Contract

One of our favorite events, as you can expect there are plenty of gags and your team will have so much fun while learning new skills and the art of sausage spinning.

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Team Sushi

Team Sushi

The sale of sushi has taken Britain by storm over the past few years, simply look at the supermarket shelves to see how our eating habits have changed, and for good reason! Sushi is low in fat and packed full of omega 3 and vitamins. Sushi making is a great way to spend a few hours learning some new skills; we can run this activity as a class or with a competitive edge in which teams must work together. Success will be quickly visible and delicious.

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Ice Cream Challenge

Ice Cream Challenge

You are the new owners of an ice cream shop in a prime location, working as a team you must make your own flavours of ice cream or sorbet from raw ingredients and produce a new range of amazing ice creams to eat in or take away. We will bring all the expertise, ice cream machines and even some dry ice for the theatrical side of ice cream making! could you be the next Benny and Jerry’s or Hagen Daaz?

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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

The shift is changing in team building, its important these days to be promoting health and wellbeing as part of an active CSR programme within your company, to promote healthy eating is in the best interest for our staff and could be seen as a duty of care from managers and employers, in today’s busy lifestyle we often “eat on the hoof” which generally means high fat, salt, carb and sugar options leading to many health conditions.

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Team BBQ

Team BBQ

An out doors alfresco BBQ experience that will tap in to your teams creative side. A perfect spring or summertime cookery event that will not only be a collaborative team activity but also teach teams how to use a barbecue to a new level.

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Culinary Olympics

Culinary Olympics

Not sure what to book well this is a fast, fun and action packed culinary event competing with opposing teams this activity is full of hilarious foodie challenges for energetic and competitive teams. Perfect for large groups, afternoon energisers, parties and client entertainment.

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Bespoke

Bespoke

Let us tailor an event or activity to suit your needs, we have run 100’s of bespoke events for all sorts of companies such as Rolls Royce, Thales, Astrazenica and many more, why not speak to our chefs if you have a specific requirement and together we can come up with something special to suit your needs!

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