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Celebrity Chefs have become a popular staple of TV today. With so many people interested in cooking and international cuisines, The Desmond is pleased to offer a selection of Group Culinary Events and Team Building exercises built around food preparation. These Events are designed to encourage creative thinking and build a basis for positive group dynamics and communication skills for your meeting attendees. This can be done without leaving the hotel and the different programs can be tailored to whatever time frame works best for your group.

Attendees are divided into teams and provided with necessary ingredients and tools. The Chef facilitator demonstrates techniques and supervises the teams. Some successful formats we have used have been: Chili Competition, Cocktail Party Hors d’ Oeuvres, Chowder Cook Off, Hands on Cooking Class (with and without wine pairings) and Mystery Basket.

Create a memorable experience for your group in a friendly atmosphere, and by the time the meal is served everyone will have spent quality time problem solving, delegating and cooperating in the “kitchen”.  The best part is that they get to enjoy what they create!



I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful meeting this week. Everyone at the Desmond made us feel right at home. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the Chili Cook-Off. It was a fun team building experience. Please extend a thank you to your staff for providing such a great experience.

I hope we are able to work together again in the future.