Team Culinary Competition
Calling all foodies!  Want to combine some delicious food and an exciting teambuilding program for an experience they won’t soon forget?  Our team of fun-loving and professional chefs will guide your team in this unique, interactive team cooking challenge.

Teams will engage in a series of mental and physical challenges to earn the ingredients.  Not only will teams be responsible for creating an original, tempting and tasty treat, but they will also need to conceptualize and design a brand that will be marketed to the judges.

Most of our competitions are similar to the Iron Chef with a team twist.  Each team of “chefs in training”, armed with basic ingredients and equipment, minimal instructions, and the guidance of a chef, will be responsible for a course or item from the group’s menu.  They will be judged on taste, creativity and presentation.  After all teams have presented to the judges, the group will enjoy the fruit of their labors while the judges tally the results.  A rousing awards ceremony will wrap up the program.

All programs include professional chefs and staff coordinators, kitchen equipment and supplies, aprons and chef hats, team bandannas and team medals. Recipes can be provided.

Club Plates - Heavy Appetizers    

Teams work together to create an elaborate Happy Hour display for the entire group to share, while competing head to head with other teams for the championship. Possible selections are-
  • Tequila Shrimp on a Bed of Tangy Mexican Slaw with Green Chile Crema Drizzle
  • Artisanal Sausage, Caramelized Onions and Dark Beer Sauce with Focaccia
  • Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • Fresh Summer Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Hand-rolled Potstickers with Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Tri-Color Melon Margarita Shooter
  • Black Bean, Tropical Fruit and Queso Blanco Salsa
  • Thai-Glazed Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Paella Perfection: A Night in Spain    

Paella, the internationally -known dish originated in Valencia and spread to every region in Spain. There are as many versions of paella as there are cooks. Each paella is delicious and unique in its own way with a wide range of ingredients including, chicken, sausage, shrimp, clams, mussles and even squid!

For this culinary competition, teams earn the right to choose their special ingredients that will set their dish apart from the rest. Weather your team chooses to go traditional, seafood, mixed or vegetarian the entire group gets to share in the tasty creations. Once completed, judges will sample all creations of the day and present the winning team with a prestigious paella award while teams enjoy their dishes.

Each team is responsible for creating:
  • A Custom Designed Tray
  • A Brand to be Creatively Customized
  • An Infomercial Presentation
After the Paella is cooked, small portions will be tasted by the judges (and the participants!)  Judges will score the event and the team with the greatest culinary and marketing skills will be crowned the Top Chef winners during a rousing awards ceremony!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a culinary challenge that is sure to be talked about for years to come!

Decadent Desserts

This one is guaranteed to please everyone’s sweet tooth.  Anytime is the right time for desserts!  Teams compete for the title of “Tastiest Treat.” Selections may include:
  • Lime-infused Layered Cheesecake Shooter
  • Poached Pear Tartlet with White Chocolate Drizzle
  • Vanilla Bean Pannacotta with Lemon Peel Marmalade
  • Amaretto Chocolate Fondue-Covered Cake and Fruit Kabobs
  • Apple Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble

Multi Course Meals

In these delicious options, the result of the activity will be a full dinner or lunch. 
This can be performed as a team competition or mix and mingle format. Some selections include a full meal with multiple courses; others require the addition of some items by the hotel or venue for a complete meal.

California Luau – Full Meal
  • Honey Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs with Grilled Pineapple
  • Tropical Seafood Ceviche with Freshly Made Tortilla Chips
  • Coconut & Mango Rice
  • Warm Rum & Pineapple Sundae
Substitute any of the following:  Sweet & Leafy Macadamia Nut Salad, Melon Margarita Salad, Tropical Black Bean Salsa, Volcano Punch or “Lava Flow” Colada Cocktail.

Gourmet Grilling – Full Meal
  • Citrus marinated chicken with avocado tomatillo salsa
  • Tequila shrimp with tangy Mexican coleslaw and green chile crema
  • Lime-Infused No Bake Cheesecake Shooters
  • Roasted Corn and Tangy Bean Salad
  • Roasted Pepper & Cilantro Green Rice

Holi Moli Ravioli – Main Course Only

Teams each create a gourmet ravioli for the dinner buffet; hotel or venue to supply salad, breadsticks and additional buffet items if necessary.
  • Crab & Shallot Ravioli with Chardonnay Cream Sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Fresh Basil, Pine Nut Pesto Sauce
  • Fresh Spinach and Artichoke Ravioli with Tomato, Basil and Garlic Sauce
  • Italian Sausage, Garlic and Fresh Sage Ravioli with Roasted Pepper Cream Sauce
* Round out the meal with Chicken Picatta or Chicken Cacciatore for $9 per person extra

NOTE: Dessert Trays featuring sample sizes of lemon bars, Napoleon Pastry and Tiramisu can be added for $5 per person extra.

Team Culinary Competitions requires a location with access to a facility suitable for cooking, with access to water, tables and table settings. This includes all food, chefs, cooking supplies and equipment.

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Team Culinary Competition