December is one of our busiest times, as we welcome teams from all over the UK (and Europe!) for Christmas parties, celebrating the festive season with their colleagues.
With over sixteen years’ experience in hosting corporate events, we offer a seamless experience that every attendee is bound to enjoy. We love welcoming both new and old faces into our kitchens, delivering a memorable event time and time again.
Dust off your aprons, pull out your piping bags and prepare your whisks – it’s time to bake! If you and your team have mastered the baking basics, why not take the next step in your journey with an advanced competition?
In response to the growing popularity of our original Bake Off corporate packages, we’re pleased as punch to be launching a brand new Advanced Bake Off corporate challenge. In this three or four-hour event,
These new packages will see visitors create delicious dishes that minimise waste and use less meat, all while learning about sustainability concepts such as carbon footprints, sourcing ingredients and seasonality.
A recipe is like a strategy. It’s the how you will do the thing you’re doing, or in the case of cooking, it’s how you will make the thing you’re making. It has directions and a clearly defined input and output. It also has an anticipated outcome that can easily be measured – both qualitatively and quantitatively.
When teams collaborate to deliver on a strategy, there is responsibility, accountability, delegation,
Team building activities and away-days tend to be unfairly weighted toward Christmas time when the office is ready to go off-site for a bit of a jolly. But just like puppies, team building events are not just for Christmas!
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities where some bonding time is just the ticket to keep your teams, clients and business happy and productive. Here are 6 reasons we’ve come up with:
Leftover budget – Have budget leftover at end of the fiscal year?
When weighing up whether team away days are worthwhile – (spoiler: they are) – Mail Online put us as one of the top choices for an activity with the highlight being: “talking about it with colleagues around a large table in a restaurant-style setting as we tucked into the meal we had prepared”.
Many people who come to Cookery School don’t realise that alongside our cookery classes and courses we also run awesome corporate events. From team-building and client entertainment to leadership and development events where the kitchen becomes a microcosm of the workplace, a corporate event with us will both challenge and teach attendees, whilst giving them real skills and delicious recipes that they can use at home, again and again.
To give you a flavour of a corporate cookery event here at Cookery School,
Office Christmas parties don’t have to mean soggy sausage rolls, flat cava and drunken snogging on the dancefloor! A Cookery School Christmas party is a sophisticated affair, bringing the whole team together in a fun environment to create a delicious festive meal or having a little friendly competition in our bake offs before sitting down to enjoy what you have cooked with matched wine – not a soggy bottom in sight!
Organising the office Christmas party can be a daunting task but we make it really easy for you with a dedicated event manager.
Great British Bake Off has been the surprise hit of the past few years and we have to say, we are delighted! The Bake Off phenomenon has done so much for us, from general increased interest in our baking classes and courses to a splurge of corporate Bake Off-style events.
On Friday we were pleased to welcome Great British Chefs’ Cook School to our kitchens. GBC Cook School is an opportunity for a select group of bloggers and keen cooks to have a hands-on lesson from the top chefs that feature on their website.
Friday’s chef was Adam Gray from Skylon. Here’s Adam in action rolling out bread for his mackerel dish:
We started with fresh mackerel wrapped in bread that was rolled out flat then pan fried so it’s crispy and just cooked then served with rhubarb.
We truly believe in the value of learning to cook together. With over 15 years of experience, we are experts at delivering fantastic corporate events in a relaxed and informal, yet professionally structured environment.