The fruit team from Innocent visited Seasoned on a beautiful December day, driving up from ‘Fruit Towers’ that morning. The brief was to provide a fun cookery team building day that would bring colleagues together including several new members to the team.
After plenty of tea, coffee’s and chocolate brownies the Innocent team donned their personalised aprons before they embarked on the Masterchef Challenge!
The Masterchef theme was chosen to add a hint of competitiveness to the day and to enable the group to work in small teams, culminating in a celebratory meal in the evening.
Skills test – the team started with a skills test to test their teamwork, listening and communication skills! Jeff the chef demonstrated how to fillet a mackerel before every team member achieved this themselves – a task many people thought was impossible! This light starter was enjoyed in our dining room with every member of the team impressed by their efforts.
A soufflé challenge followed – light as a feather raspberry soufflés produced by all – a fun challenge with a great feel good factor.
The taste test!
This is a great, fun test for a ‘foodie’ team. The teams tasted a variety of different moroccan themed dishes, putting their taste buds to the test as they identified all of the different ingredients. A great challenge – especially for such a flavours focused team.
After a chef demonstration outlining how to cook the dishes that made up the taste test the teams then cooked it in teams, along with a gluten free coconut cake, all to be enjoyed later that evening.
The teams departed at 5pm to Netherstowe House – a local boutique hotel to freshen up and returned in taxi’s so that a glass or two of wine could be enjoyed by all. After a mulled wine & canapé reception in the Seasoned kitchens, their two course meal followed in the candlelit dining room where the team shared stories and speeches.
Feedback from Innocent about their Masterchef Experience:
We had a great day at Seasoned Ltd. Our team was fully engaged in the group cooking activities and it enabled us to bond as a group out of the office environment. We also left with a few extra cooking skills and lovely recipes to try in the future. I would highly recommend this as a great team building experience and fun work day out of the office.
John Taylor – Innocent Drinks – Procurement Leader
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