WHAT WE DO: Let us transform your group into chefs! OUR DIAL M CHEF COACHES begin the program with a brief but important orientation of the evening and what is to be expected during this “CULINARY TEAM BUILDING CHALLENGE”. Participants are asked to wash their hands in preparation of this event. We will coordinate your group into cooking teams and give them colored bandannas or aprons to differentiate them from one another. Participants will be outfitted with 10-inch paper chef hats so they all look and feel the part.
Celebrity Judges Available
CULLINARY CHALLENGE: The challenge will be determined by the goals you have set for this event. We can present a very simple taste test for the judges, appetizers for the group, a light lunch, dinner, or a complete multi cultural buffet. The meal will be selected based on the facility where we will be hosting the event, length of time allowed for this team building event, and the budget you have given us for food supplies. The meals can be very simple to extravagant. Some menu options are Chili Cook-Offs, Salads, Hors d’oeuvres, Multi Cultural Buffet, and full Gourmet Meals.
BUT THERE’S MORE! That is where most team building cooking events start and end. With Dial M Productions we can offer the basic cooking challenge (above), or continue on with comedy and entertainment to make this team building experience more that just food preparation as a team.
We design this as an “Iron Chef” type program where teams receive the same ingredients, ideas on what can be created with those items, and are asked to create their own dishes with those ingredients. They are not following recipes but creating their own meals from the ingredients provided. This requires real team-work!
JUDGES: Let our celebrity judges score the meal! Our official tasting judges, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, Paula Abdul, Cher, Tina Turner, The Godfather, and Jack Nicholson, can scoring each team on zest, taste, presentation, original flavor, team work, and best all around meal. The number of celebrity impersonators will be determined by your budget.
Team Building Cooking Activity
Cooking Challenge Team Building Activity
Cuinary Cooking Challenge
Cooking Challenge for all size groups
Each team has the same amount of time to complete the challenge, oh, and that is without the use of recipes! Guidelines are given, not complete recipes. Teams must rely on each other’s life skills and experiences to be successful, just like in the real world of business. Teams are allowed to roam and barter for ingredients with other teams, the very people that they are competing against!
At the conclusion of the cooking part of the program, time is called, participants raise up their hands to indicate that cooking is complete. The judge’s table is presented with a single serving from each team on a decorated plate. The participants are judged both for the small plate presentation to the judges as well as the large platter presentation for the buffet.
The food is judged on the following criteria: 25% Food Taste; 25% Presentation; 25% Team Spirit; 25% Salesmanship (more on this later). Each team strives to achieve the accolade of “Ultimate Cooking Champion!”
All of the participants now help themselves to the outcome that they all contributed to, a multi-cultural, gourmet buffet that would make any professional chef proud.