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Great Dining® Competition



Today, everyone in your group will become a chef in this savory corporate team building event! They will feel like they’re on a TV show when they break into teams and prepare for their Great Dining® Competition.

Every chef knows that to begin this delicious, multicourse, culinary team building event, you need a chef’s hat! So, armed with expert instructions and all the materials, each member of each team will construct and decorate their own chef’s hat with their name and a “Team Name” their group has chosen.

With chef’s hats on heads, it’s time to start the first challenge. Every dish requires a recipe of ingredients, so to tune your team’s skills, we have already prepared a dish for our teams to taste. Each team member gets to taste our creation and together as a team decides what they think the ingredients are from a list of possibilities.

When teams are finished checking off their choices, the “taste test” score sheets will be collected and the highest ranked teams will have first pick to prepare one of the various dishes you have chosen to make up your group’s gourmet dinner. Your team will be making one of the appetizers, salads, entrees or desserts.

Let the cooking competition begin! Teams will now know what dish they are making, but not necessarily how to make it. So they must first decide what ingredients in what amounts their team needs to make their dish.

Team captains from the highest-ranking teams in the taste test challenge will be the first chefs to shop at our fresh produce marketplace for the ingredients their team will need to prepare their dish for the entire group. As your teams prepare their masterpieces, our Chef will be roving the room to offer assistance and give advice to all those who ask.

After the preparations are complete, each team must design the presentation of their dish which will be one of the factors in the final judging. Completed dishes are placed on long buffet tables and our chef and support staff will then taste test each creation and award Culinary Medals of Honor to the winning teams based on taste, presentation and the teamwork they observed during the program.

And yes, after the Great Dining® Competition Awards Presentation, your group gets to eat everything in the room! Bon Appetit!

Other versions of the Great Dining® Competition Program include:

• Appetizer Challenge

• Tapas Contest

• Just Desserts

• Café Competition (Appetizers, Desserts and Decorative Centerpieces)

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


- Add iPads® to your program! FREE!

Our proprietary SmartHunt App® technology will enhance your experience with fun and exciting iPad activities that work seamlessly with your Great Dining® Competition program adding text, audio and video to your event!

• Photo and video documentation of the event by participants
• Gaming challenges and activities
• Trivia and brainteasers customized for program theme
• Text, audio, photo and video challenges throughout the program
• Entertaining video skits created by participants
• Live scoring on the app so teams can see how they are doing!




Corporate team building competition, Great Dining event

Corporate team building competition, Great Dining event

Corporate team building competition, Great Dining event






Recent Client Comments

“Our team had a great time at the Great Dining® program! It brought our team together, we learned a little bit about cooking, about how to be better team members, and we highly recommend it - it was terrific!”
Tom - Bank of America

Group Size: 50 to 800+Team Size: 6 to 10

Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours

Space Requirement
A hotel ballroom, restaurant, or company campus with a dining facility. For the iPad® version of this program, Internet access via Wi-Fi must be provided by the client at the event location.

Customization
We alter the cuisine and theme of the Great Dining® program for you based on a needs assessment questionnaire reflecting your groups goals and desired outcomes.

Team Building Elements

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

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

Donation
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.

Awards
Winning Teams will receive Great Dining® Awards medals!

Goals, Outcomes and Debrief Topics

Broaden Your Support Team - Get to know each other better by sharing techniques and family fine dining 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 fine dining meal which was crafted by the team itself will certainly bond everyone closer and strengthen relationships.

Pricing
Pricing varies depending upon the number of participants (minimum of 50) and includes the program, customization, a lead chef, facilitators, cooking utensils, aprons, all materials, knives, spoons, bowls, cutting boards, pots, burners, award medals, and complete event coordination. Client covers the cost of the ingredients for their menu as provided by the venue.



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More Client Comments

I just wanted to quickly advise that last night our UHC Iron Chef team builder was a great success. Thanks you to you and your team. Your facilitators did a super job with setup, instruction and execution. The group was very engaged, had fun and loved eating their creations. Looking forward to working with you possibly again on UHC Pinnacle.
Nancy – MotivAction


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