Christmas Come Dine With Me

Christmas dinner celebrating

Event


Group Sizes 5-200


Duration: 1 to 6 hours


Location: Nationwide


Key Skills


  • Energising team activity
  • Educational, fun and hands on
  • Team work
  • Time management
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Cookery and knife skills

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!

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 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

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

The main event; Norfolk Bronze trurkey ballotine with a homemade cranberry and herb stuffing served with seasonal market vegetables and a red wine jus

To finish; 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

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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