TEAM BUILDING. CLIENT ENTERTAINING. NETWORKING. RECRUITING. HOLIDAY PARTIES. MEETINGS. TRAINING.
Perfect for client entertaining, networking activities, employee recruiting and training. Engage clients or team members in a unique and rewarding experience that will build lasting memories. Choose from any of our cooking class options as inspiration for your private party or from one of our Corporate Team Building options.
Choose your level of culinary entertainment and activity from our selection of themed cooking classes, team building competitions and any custom event you can imagine. An intimate venue, Kitchen Inc accommodates groups from as small as 5 to 35 in our downtown kitchens. For larger events, we are happy to coordinate a suitable location at the many beautiful event spaces nearby or go on-site to your offices.
Whether your event is entertaining clients or new hires or you simply need to get out of the office for your next meeting, Kitchen Inc will make your event a success. We'll get you cooking!
Why Culinary Team Building?
Bringing people together over food is the ultimate recipe for success. Cooking inspires creativity and encourages new ways of thinking and interacting. It serves to build and strengthen relationships in a fun and natural environment.
A return on your investment
The success of any team relies on skill sets highlighted in the kitchen: communication and organization. By providing a unique environment, Culinary Team Building breaks down existing barriers and hierarchies while providing an inspiring medium to develop teamwork and managerial skills.
Recruiting and Development Advantages
We highly recommend Corporate Team Building for recruiting and new teams. A natural part of the cooking process, participants take on separate roles best suited to their natural skill sets; few will emerge as obvious team leaders. Our events reveal how team members compete, communicate and work under pressure in a fun and casual environment that encourages the natural personality to emerge, unlike in a conventional networking event.
The Kitchen Incubator Advantage
What truly sets Kitchen Inc team building events apart from other culinary events is our unique blend of professional chef instruction with business leader mediation. Owner Lucrece Borrego, an experienced business school graduate and former investment banker, facilitates all events. Our professional chefs lead everyone in a cooking experience that can be as hands-on and competitive as you choose. Events may also incorporate our Team Building Consultant, Deborah Salguero, an experienced team-building consultant with a Masters in Organization Psychology from Columbia University.
A fully customized event
We offer a variety of event styles for varying levels of competition and group size. All events are designed to meet your goals.
A multi-faceted event from hors d’oeuvres to debriefing
Participants prepare a variety of dishes before gathering in our Café to feast and discuss their experience. Kitchen Inc staff provides a mediated debrief of skills learned and team observations. Additionally, our Team Building Consultant can be brought in to provide written observations and recommendations on how to incorporate lessons from the event into your work environment.
Consitently Positive Feedback
Our optional event feedback surveys have consitently yielded a 100% resounding "Yes!" when asked "did you find the program useful" and "would you recommend it to others?" Here are a few excerpts from the kinds of responses our events yield: