As I searched for team building companies in the Bay Area, I came across Hands On Gourmet. This culinary team building company offers customized team bonding events at your office or meeting space, their kitchen, or any one of their partners’ spaces. Not only do they offer culinary options, but they can also even help you book, design and decorate your party, as well as plan the other creative activities for your event.
Hands On Gourmet events begin with a mixer over a cheese board and beverages to allow your team to socialize and relax. After everyone has arrived, the chefs will orient everyone to the various dishes you will prepare and their corresponding stations. Then your team will then spend about an hour and a half (of the total 3 hours) preparing the food, then they will sit down together and enjoy it. Hands On Gourmet will even take care of clean up!
Their kitchen can host up to 60 people, but they’re able to coordinate events for groups from 10 to 100 people. As mentioned previously, these events can take place at their kitchen, your office, meeting space, or even your parking lot, as well as any one of their over 50 partner spaces – including bars, reclaimed barns, and restaurant kitchens. They will work with your to learn about your group, their preferences, and their dietary needs to determine the perfect location for you event.
Boasting close to 5-star reviews on both Facebook and Yelp, Hands on Gourmet has hosted lots of satisfied clients. One reviewer on Yelp wrote:
I had the opportunity to go here for a work function. I regularly prepare blue apron meals, but this was even better! The chef’s are super friendly, helpful, and patient and they make the whole experience fun, even if you have no idea what you’re doing! We took the French cooking course…It was super educational but still super fun. The best part is feasting on all the food you prepared with all your friends!
She went on to note that one of her coworkers was pescetarian and still had plenty of options to eat as well. Hands On Gourmet easily accommodates groups of all sizes and preferences. Your team will enjoy themselves, get to experience lots of great food, and learn lots of new skills to take home to their friends and family.
They offer this video as well to show you more about their company.