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Gumbo Cook-Off

Our “Mardi Gras” Gumbo Cook-Off is a delicious way to encourage teamwork and increase camaraderie within a group.

Our Gumbo Cook-Off now features Apple iPads® delivering text, audio and video clues, New Orleans Trivia, exciting gaming challenges, and the ability to capture and save all your memories of this truly heartwarming event with photos and video of your team in action.

Using ingredients we provide for this fun cooking contest, each team develops its unique recipe and creates their very own taste of New Orleans.

Creative efforts will also be needed in designing a marketing plan - including posters and a song used as a “commercial” to announce their creation.

The tone of your event will be set as teams arrive at the Gumbo Kitchen to the infectious beat of New Orleans music. And we can add our famous Hurricane Challenge to the mix!

Engaging ice breaker activities will result in the formation of teams, each of whom will have their own table, equipped with a cooking pot, mixing spoons, knives, cutting boards, aprons and utensils.

Within the allotted time, each team must create a recipe, prepare its dish, develop a team name, design a team poster, a team song or chant and market their creation.

Teams will also compete in a trivia contest that will reveal some fascinating facts about Gumbo and New Orleans, including its famous Mardi Gras. Once the preparations are completed, the culinary capers begin!

Each team will perform their song and present its dish to the judges. Teams will be judged on creativity, presentation and taste.

Your team will go home from the Gumbo cooking contest with indelible memories of spirit, cooperation and fun!

Aspects of the program may be modified depending on variables including, but not limited to, venue restrictions, program length, and group size.

Gumbo cookoff contest for company groups and teams

Recent Client Comments

”This Gumbo Cookoff was one of the best programs I have been involved with in years. It was very competitive yet everyone had a great time. It was festive and fun and the photos of the event speak for themselves. Our client loved it. Thanks!”
Patricia Perez – GET U.S. Destination Event Management

Group Size: 30 to 600+Team Size: 8 to 10

Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours

Space Requirement
A restaurant, hotel, or even your company offices. For the iPad® version of this program, Internet access via Wi-Fi must be provided by the client at the event location.

Our Gumbo Cook-Off can include an optional Hurricane Challenge. We select the most pertinent activities based on a needs assessment questionnaire reflecting your groups goals and desired outcomes.

Team Building Elements

Creative Problem Solving
Communication Skills
Trust and Relationships
Planning and Accountability
Goal Setting
Collaborative Idea Sharing

Eco Elements
We recycle all of the production materials used in this program.

Ask us about adding a fun Check Donation puzzle activity to the end of your program. It can be for the benefit of any charity and in any amount your company wishes to donate. We can even have a representative from the charity attend your event to accept your donation on behalf of their organization.

All members of the winning team will recieve Awards medals!

Goals, Outcomes and Debrief Topics

Broaden Your Support Team - Get to know each other better by sharing techniques and family Gumbo secrets to create a unified and delicious result.

Competition – Competition will drive teams to employ innovative ideas to out-taste the others.

Morale Boosting – The sharing of a delicious Gumbo meal which was crafted by the team itself will certainly bond everyone closer and strengthen relationships.

Pricing varies depending upon the number of participants (minimum of 30) and includes the program design, facilitators, master of ceremonies, spices, knives, spoons, bowls, cutting boards, pots, burners, team packets, award medals, and complete event coordination. Client covers the cost of the ingredients for the Gumbo as provided by the venue.

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