Why Team Building CookingHow your team and business will benefit with Cheeky
Even the most jaded, non-cooking, “I hate team building” staff can resist getting involved! Our proven formula of 16 years, takes an everyday cooking class and turns it into a true team building activity, that promises effective results, every time.
We know that trying to please everyone and choosing a CRINGE-FREE team building activity can be stressful – and tricky! We’ve found the key is to provide a welcoming, fun environment. Where people will arrive as individuals. But leave as one team.
Inclusion is our No 1 Rule – everyone from the Masters-of-the-Kitchen to the Kings-of-Take-Away feel part of the success, not just one or two ‘leaders’. You’ll cook up a feast together, then enjoy your delicious creations – that’s the immediate team reward.
Cheeky’s Team Building Cooking is perfect for all:
- Team dynamics – the new, old, good & not-so-good
- Weather conditions – forget rainy day concerns
- Genders & ages
- Dietaries & cultures
- Extroverts & introverts
- Fitness & management levels.
And yes, you can all enjoy a Cheeky drink!
Cooking for (and with) Charities / CSR: Please ask about it. Your team will just love ‘giving back’.
Stressed about choosing what to pick?
Please don’t be. It’s often a bit nerve-wracking being put in charge of team building but its super important to us that you enjoy the lead up and event as much as we will! We really do care about your event being a massive success and we make it super easy for you to organise too.
When you call please ask for our Team Building Check List that will make it easier for you to decide what style of team building is right for your team. Cheers!
HOW DOES THE TEAM BUILDING HAPPEN?
Your group become the celebrity chefs with our fun, 100% hands-on cooking events. We entice EVERYONE to get involved regardless of their position or cooking knowledge. Cheeky creates an experience where colleagues walk into the room and a team walks out. They’ll have learnt how to work together, collaborate, and have fun together.
We purposefully don’t assign a leader (as others tend to disengage). We don’t serve individual meals. And we don’t provide perfection in terms of cooking equipment etc. This encourages even more interaction, sharing, juggling of timings and prioritising. Work doesn’t work in a straight line – neither should the cooking. But the food is always amazing!
Not a cooking class, that’s for sure!
Let’s get one critical point out of the way…a standard cooking class only goes a small way towards creating a team or the feeling of a real TEAM event. That’s why we’re not a cooking school and why we don’t do cooking classes for the general public!
Instead, for years we’ve hand-picked elements of a cooking classes and restaurant kitchens. Then combined them with our NLP team building and event skills, to craft a highly-focussed, fun team building event – with over 78 team Cheeky touch points!
Creating team magic
Most times the attendees aren’t even aware of the magic happening! But the next day (and the one after, and after that…) they feel more collaborative, smile easier, get off email and actually talk and are more open to each other’s ideas. Put simply, work becomes SO much easier and more effective for everyone.
We promise your team will be so busy laughing, cooking and having fun, they won’t even realize they’re bonding. With the team magic continuing long after the event is over!
We don’t have just chefs,we have entertaining presenters!
Our dedicated, entertaining and experienced Chef Facilitators warmly welcome everyone and intelligently guide the event. We guarantee everyone is engaged and connecting with each other. They also skilfully integrate your business goals and values to produce real business benefits that remain visible, even when you get back to the office.
HOW DO WE GET EVERYONE INVOLVED?
Having worked in corporates, we’ve done team building ourselves and know that some colleagues will be reluctant to initially get involved.
But don’t worry, Cheeky produces finely-tailored team building events that provide a warm, welcoming, caring environment in which everyone from the masters-of-the-kitchen to the kings-of-take-away become equal around the Cheeky table.
We’ll cajole even the most reluctant colleague into the cooking. We haven’t lost one yet – and we’ve hosted over 75,000 of them! We also receive a full brief from you beforehand so we’re aware of any team dynamics that need to be taken into careful consideration when we plan your event.
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN RELY ON
We ensure your staff arrive as individuals and leave as a team.
After 14 years in the team building business, specialising in only cooking (not outdoor activities, treasure hunts etc.) we really, really, really love what we do. We’re committed to working hard and finding innovative new ways to ensure each event (starting with yours!) is even better than the one before.
We’ve brought energy to over 2,500 events for teams of all shapes and sizes and have the experience to make every event fun, engaging, and deliver real business benefits.
DON’T HAVE TIME TO ORGANISE YOUR EVENT?
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!
We know you’re super busy doing everything else at the office, so we look after every aspect of your team building event for you. You’ll barely have to lift a finger! Our Events Team, production values and logistics systems are utilised by some of Australia’s leading event producers. From AV, staging and venues, through to the menu and theming, we create a unique and memorable event that everyone will thank you for!