Team building in the corporate world is designed to bring people together to improve work performance. Many programs often only address one or two facets of team building, which can leave companies less than satisfied with the results. CEO Chef’s cooking team building programs such as Ultimate Cooking Champions®, however, seamlessly addresses the four main areas of team building:
CEO Chef’s cooking team building programs use communication skills to participate in the Iron Chef inspired cooking competition, where your group will be divided and pit against one another to create a mouth watering dish. This friendly competition opens rapport among team members, and nourishes stronger bonds.
Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen, either professionally or at home, can attest that things can go badly quickly. Chefs need to be able to think on their feet while under stress to meet inflexible deadlines while pleasing often picky diners. Since most of CEO Chef’s programs refrain from using recipes in general, teams work to collectively solve the challenges.
Are out of onions? There is not an open burner, and the glazed carrots turned into mush, dinner is ruined – or is it? CEO Chef’s cooking team building programs force teams to adapt to new situations, often under tight time restraints, helping them learn how to work together to develop new exciting ideas.
There are no “trust falls” within CEO Chef’s programs. Instead, they build trust within teams simply by having them eat the finished product. While food and eating are universally loved past times, it takes a healthy bit of trust to eat a dish without a recipe, prepared by a group who have not cooked together before.
Each team building program at CEO Chef is completely tailored to your company’s needs and desires. Chef Jim Connolly, who founded CEO Chef, blends his passions for food and group dynamics to create highly effective cooking team building programs.
For more information on how CEO Chef addresses all facets of team building, or to request your free consultation, please contact the experts at CEO Chef today.
James Connolly is Founder of CEO Chef and author of three team building and leadership development books.