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Fun, team bonding experience that engages all five senses.

There’s nothing better than spending time with good friends in the kitchen, working together to make a meal, and sharing a fun experience where you might even learn something new. At our Team Building Cooking Events, teams of all sizes can join together for a great time with great food in an inspirational environment, away from the everyday grind at work.

Our expert culinary team, led by our in-house chef, Justin Piper, has created hundreds of unique experiences for teams in all industries with all different dynamics. While your team is making memories, they’ll also be building trust, collaboration, communication and innovation skills, all helpful things that can be taken back to the office. Don’t be surprised to see a different level of camaraderie among your employees, which can lead to higher performance and improved workplace culture.

Customized Just For You

Here at Thought Design, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind experiences. We feel that each team deserves a customized approach, therefore, you won’t find any pre-packaged events to choose from. We want to get to know your team, your goals for the activity you want to create, and develop something unique that fits within your budget.

Team Building Cooking Parties are great for:

  • Team Building / Team Bonding Activities
  • Holiday Parties
  • Product Launches
  • Networking Events
  • Client Appreciation or Entertainment
  • New Employee or New Team Icebreakers
  • Fundraising Events
  • Quarterly, Bi-Annual or Annual Meetings
  • Employee Incentive Programs
  • Employee Appreciation Activities
  • Virtual Teams

Get started today by telling us about your team and what you’re looking for.

Got a group of colleagues or clients that would benefit from some friendly, playful competition? Our Cooking Challenge Programs are a hit with teams or groups that are looking to heat things up.

Cooking Challenge Programs

Food Factor

Your team members use all of their senses as we put them through a series of challenges to determine who has the most refined palate.

  • What’s That Meat? – Can you figure out what a food is by only touching it?
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit – How many foods can you identify by smell?
  • Tastes Like Chicken – Blind taste testing, how many things really do taste like chicken?
  • The Eyes Have It – Can you identify something after it’s been chopped, mashed, or blended?

Reverse Engineering

Teams are presented with a finished dish and a blank recipe card. Working together, team members deduce the ingredients of the dish and then recreate it in the kitchen to see how close they can get to the original.


Teams are presented with quirky ingredients that they turn into delicious appetizers for their teammates. Work your way through 3 timed rounds to see who can turn out the best and most creative appetizers.

Iron Chef Challenge

A secret ingredient is revealed to get teams started, then it’s all about creativity. Work against the clock as you prepare a multi-course meal using anything and everything you can find in the kitchen. The team with the best meal at the end wins!

Pictionary Kitchen

Teams are presented with a series of pictures that they must organize into a visual recipe before they enter the kitchen to create a team meal for everyone to enjoy.

Cutthroat Kitchen

Do you have some competitive people in your company? Join us for our version of the popular TV show as teams square off against one another in a culinary showdown. But beware the sabotages…

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