About Cheeky Food EventsExpertise you can rely on!
Cheeky Food Events is Australia’s (and the world’s!) leading and original team building cooking company that delivers Serious Fun.
Cheeky is run by Director Leona Watson and her enthusiastic team of Chefs and Event Managers who produce EVERY event with originality, precision and care. We have developed 78 unique touch points, to ensure your event will be remembered for years to come.
Event know-how from over 2,500 events
Our 15 years of experience and passion equip us with a tried and tested, team building and corporate event formula, and we keep creating new and exciting formats each week.
We know your pain…we’ve been there!
With corporate backgrounds in companies such as Microsoft and Virgin Mobile, both in Australia and overseas, we “know your world” and what you need to WOW your team, boss and clients. We’ve booked these events ourselves and understand the stress behind it! So we are committed to ensuring we create an event you’ll feel proud of.
Unlike anything else on the market, including cooking schools or team building companies offering a myriad of activities, we only do team building through cooking. See how and why Cheeky creates team magic.
With Cheeky, you can relax and enjoy your event with total confidence, we’ll get your team buzzing…or should we say sizzling! We 100% guarantee our events – or you get your money back!
The Cheeky Guarantee
Cheeky Food Events GUARANTEE to capture photos from your Cheeky team event showing people laughing, chatting, bonding and having fun. If we don’t capture the smiles, we’ll refund your money in full! We’re 100% confident you’ll cook up the results you want!
“My favourite part of every event is when we see colleagues congratulating YOU the organiser for having chosen Cheeky and to tell you what a great time they had. It means you can head home knowing you’ve nailed an event that literally ‘fired up’ the group.”
– Leona Watson
Cheeky Director – Leona Watson
Our Cheeky Director Leona Watson is the power house behind Cheeky Food Events. Prior to founding Cheeky in 2002, Leona enjoyed a successful career as a marketing and events consultant working with brands such as Microsoft (UK), Optus, CBA, QANTAS and Virgin Mobile. Also as an event manager on some of Australia’s most loved events including Australia Day and Fosters Great Aussie Picnic 80,000 people.
She then followed her heart to become a corporate chef sailing the Whitsundays on a yacht (very nice, thank you!), and completed both Le Cordon Bleu and NLP training.
Leona recognised the opportunity to combine her corporate and event management experience with her love of cooking and throwing a party and created Cheeky Food Events 15 years ago (previously known as Cheeky Food Group).
Since then she has lead a team of chefs to understand the difference between a cooking class and a corporate team event. It’s a massive difference, and learning how to be presenters…not chefs!
Cooking is just the start – Facilitation,
NLP & MCing to lift your event.
Leona has developed extensive NLP (Neuro Linguistic
Programming) skills as a Level 3 Master and uses these
skills to create 78 different ‘interaction’ points for participants across every Cheeky
event. She is also the key facilitator for our Team
Development events, and an accomplished MC.
Leona’s corporate experience equips her with a keen
understanding of how important it is to produce stress-free
corporate events by taking the workload off the
organiser, and delivering a fun and engaging event that
even the toughest critic will find hard not to love.
Leona has been engaged as a keynote speaker to corporate
groups such as The CEO Institute, YMEA, CPA, Australian
Businesswomen’s Network, and various HR teams on
topics as varied as Leadership, Good to Great, Start-up
Madness, Managing Cash flow, Business Lessons, and
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