Teambuilding

Team Building Events at Midwest Culinary Institute—your entrée to a successful future

Kitchens, cooking, and great food bring people together. That’s why the Midwest Culinary Institute offers culinary teambuilding, designed for corporations, agencies, and other organizations seeking to build or mend bridges, strengthen work relationships, innovate, and more.  

This exciting event takes associates out of their comfort zones and into a professional kitchen with a highly skilled culinary expert. The prospect may seem daunting to those with little or no culinary experience, as well as for those who think they know how to cook. The fear factor soon dissipates as participants work together to achieve culinary and team goals. 

Who’s in the kitchen?

A typical MCI team-building cooking class is a three-hour experience. Up to 20 participants, divided in teams, tie on their aprons and immediately jump into a crash course on using culinary utensils. They proceed through a well-orchestrated cooking session to innovate by amalgamating their individual tastes and personalities into one unique, successful culinary creation that will be shared with all.

What are the takeaways?

Each team comes away with an extraordinary workday experience, based on an ordinary, everyday life experience: cooking and enjoying great food. Participants tell us they experience “a celebration of fun” while building a basis of knowledge for creating dishes at home for friends and family.

Other valuable “deliverables” include:
  • Teambuilding without really trying
  • Camaraderie built through communication and accomplishment
  • The opportunity to experiment and share ideas while bonding with colleagues
  • A chance to create and taste interesting, delicious cuisine
  • A printed memento of all the dishes created during the day
Plus all participants receive an official Midwest Culinary Institute apron to wear proudly as a symbol of success in the kitchen.

Want to know more?

For more details on MCI culinary teambuilding, as well as a helpful assessment of whether it is right for your group, please contact Ruthann Kanitz by phone at (513) 569-4981 or via email.

Our culinary team-building experts will customize a program that meets your organization’s objectives on the timeframe that’s best for you.

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