We love finding new activities in the cities we explore. Thanks to Team Building with Taste we were able to attend an event with fellow bloggers in Dallas, Texas.
This team building event included a cooking class turned challenge. When our group arrived we were broken into four teams to prepared delicious appetizers that not only would everyone eat but the professional chefs would judge.
Not much of a cook? No worries, each team is equipped with their own sous-chef in the commercial kitchen to help guide them along the way. We were given ingredients and recipes as a foundation.
Although our personal sous-chefs instructed us on how to use each kitchen tool and how to safely cook on their commercial grade stovetops, grills and fryers, they tried to remain hands-off as much as possible. Which made this team building exercise a true cooking class.
All the recipe ingredients were fresh. Half way through the cooking class we were given a surprise ingredient to incorporate into our dish. Remember, we were being judged so it was important to make it taste and look amazing. Have you seen the show Chopped? Visualize that, except mostly the clueless in the kitchen competing against one another.
I learned several tips at the event. For instance, how to correctly slice this meat for our Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps. Slice at an angle across the grain.
Each member of our team prepared a portion of our dish. Then the fun part came in, plating it and getting ready to present to the other teams and professional chef judges.
It may sound intimidating, but it wasn’t. It was so much fun. We were given 50 minutes to cook our appetizer and the time flew by. There was so much laughing, communicating and helping one another. This event truly took team building to a new level. All the guests at the event had different levels of experience with cooking but after sampling these recipes we all felt like a professional for the day.
After the judging finished, we sat down and ate lunch. Each team made enough appetizers for the entire groups. Four appetizers, mimosas and a yummy dessert prepared for us by the chefs = the best lunch.
I would highly recommend trying out a cooking class or team building event at Team Building with Taste. They do not only host corporate events. They also host private parties for a minimum of 10 people up to 100 – think bachelorette, birthday or anniversary. There are two locations: Dallas and Atlanta.
Occasionally they host open events where you can signup as a single guest or couple. For example, in June they are hosting a Father’s Day cooking class in Dallas.
Thank you to Team Building with Taste for hosting us at this event. We had a blast! All photos and opinions are 100% our own.