Posted on 05/01/18

Did you know that as well as cookery courses we also run team building days?

British Swimming

We love welcoming groups of all ages to Seasoned and our first group of 2018 were the most athletic group yet.  Earlier this month we were very privileged to welcome the British Swimming Team, including Olympic medalists Adam Peaty and Molly Renshaw, for an evening of cookery and nutrition.

A brilliant group of talented individuals, our chef certainly put them through their cooking paces. While this was a team building event, as you can imagine with this group, there was more than an element of competition. Split into three teams, their challenge was to make restaurant quality dishes with food they can realistically eat on their training diets.

Culinary team challenge

They started out with how to make perfectly poached eggs and salmon. This is a simple, light dish that is packed with protein, making it ideal for the team’s nutritional needs. For the rest of us, it makes a delicious supper dish.

The risotto challenge saw some quite different final dishes. We can’t decide which we would choose: the chicken, pea and pesto, or the lemon and chorizo risotto with pan-fried sea bass.

Which one would you go for?

To finish things off, they created a plum crumble, proving that even elite athletes can still get to enjoy a good pudding. Just goes to show that being incredibly fit doesn’t preclude you from the odd indulgence, or having a sweet tooth.

Many thanks to James Wilby for allowing us to use this video.

So, what did they make of this change to their usual training? 

Adam Peaty said, “I really enjoyed the cooking experience and the friendly staff. I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and as part of my life as an athlete, I have to be really diligent in my approach with cooking.  I would recommend to anyone looking to learn more about what to do with food and enjoy a great activity and environment.”


Adam, you’re welcome back anytime! Here’s hoping the dishes and skills play their part in continuing success for Adam and all the team.

Want your own challenge?

You don’t have to be an Olympic class athlete to come and enjoy time with us at Seasoned. We have challenges for every kind of cook, whether you come on your own, with your friends and family or with work colleagues.

If it’s just you, then put yourself to our ultimate challenge, and join one of our Masterchef cookery days. Under the expert guidance of Masterchef winners and finalist, including the current title holder Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, you’ll test your skills and create some incredible dishes.

Maybe you want to do something different with work colleagues, or your book club or rugby club? We create all kinds of team events, from a full day baking together to a couple of hours cooking dinner together. Whether you want a bit of time together to celebrate, or just get to know each other better, there is nothing better than doing so while creating great food together. Give us a ring and let’s have a chat about what you think you’d like to do.

And no, you don’t need an Olympic medal to take part!

Find out more about our team building days

British Swimming