As I searched for food-fueled team building in the Bay Area, I discovered Cozymeal. This company offers a wide variety of culinary experiences with a goal to, “connect people, build relationships, [and] make memories”. Cozymeal offers three corporate team building options: cooking classes, private dining, and market tours. Some of the cooking classes offered include: “An Exploration of Ramen”, pasta making, and a sushi making competition, each led by an expert chef. Cozymeal events can take place at a variety of venues, such as the chef’s home, a restaurant’s kitchen, an art gallery, or large event space. They even offer the option for the chef to come to your venue.
You can watch this video from their website for more information.
Cozymeal has worked with groups from many well-known companies: Google, Facebook, and Macy’s, to name a few. They offer more than team building to–their chefs can cater private events as well.
As I read the reviews on their Yelp page, I found over and over that every clients’ interactions with the chefs seemed wonderful. One reviewer mentioned that the chef for her event allowed them to stay a half hour over their time because they got started late, and she also managed to make space for all 16 people in the kitchen in her home. This reviewer continued:
If you’re looking to learn how to cook a certain type of cuisine/meal or for ideas on an interactive group activity, Cozymeals is a wonderful choice.
Cozymeal offers such a wide variety of options, it seems hard to imagine a group or scenario in which their services would not be a great addition.