Team Building and the Kitchen
Like any effective work group, a well-functioning kitchen requires strong organization, communication, and creativity. At Blue Sage, we’re not just talented chefs, we’re also experienced business people, with a thorough understanding of organizational and group dynamics.
We’ll help you create a fun and delicious event that will encourage everyone to work together as a team.
Focused and Non-Focused Events
What’s the difference? At a focused event we encourage all the guests to participate in the selected activity. Where as at a non-focused event, we will have the activity set up for guests who choose to participate. A non-focused even works best for larger groups of 50 and above, or if you are looking for a more low-key activity.
Types of events to choose from
Cooking classes can be selected from our sample menus or we can create one for you.
Competition Style Cooking Classes
Each team will receive a bag of ingredients that will be revealed after the introduction of class. Then each team has to create a dish that uses all of the ingredients. And just for fun, we usually throw in one ingredient that will make it challenging to pair with the rest. At the end, the teams will be judged on creativity, taste, and presentation.
Cooking Without A Recipe
The teams will be given ingredients for a dish on a tray with minimal instructions on how to prepare the dish. Working as a team, they will have to create the dish, interpreting what the instructions mean and how much of each ingredient to use. Once finished, they have to present their dish and explain how they created it.
Each team will have 1 minute to look at the list of ingredients on a tray. After the time is up, whichever ingredient they remember, they get to use it for their recipe. If they don’t remember all the ingredients, they will have to do without. At the end, the best recipe – judged by one member from each team while blindfolded, wins the competition.
Guess the Ingredients
You will be given a chance to taste a dish. Then you have to recreate it, guessing the ingredients and cooking method. Guests can be warned before they taste the dish what the challenge will be. Or it can be kept as surprise until after they have a sample. The group that comes closest to the actual recipe, will win.
Throw Down Challenge
Each team competes against the chef instructor
Food and wine Paring
Taste a selection of foods with two wines that complement and one that does not. Then guess which is the one that pairs best.
See, Sniff, Sip, Savor
We will create different stations, each testing and challenging one of your senses. You will learn how to distinguish the type of wine by color, aroma, and taste. Top three winners who guess the answers correctly will win a prize.
Wine Blending on Wheels
Looking for the perfect program for both wine connoisseurs and wine novices alike? We are mobile and can bring this challenging and engaging team building activity to the location of your choice.
Comparative Wine Tasting
Taste a variety of wines and based on what you have learned, guess which country that wine is from. Or taste three different wines of the same varietal and guess the highest to the lowest price.
Explore wines and discover new favorites while experiencing the subtle and delicious effects that wine has on food. Enjoy 5 different wines paired with 5 gourmet bites.
Contact us to learn more about how Blue Sage can help you create an outstanding and productive team-building event.