Why Team Cooking?
Team morale is a vital part of any organisation. At the Urban Kitchen we have cooking classes that challenge the group dynamic in a fun environment. Whether it is simply a team get-together or an opportunity to grow your team’s relationships, at Urban Kitchen everyone has a smile on their face at the end of the day.
Our cooking classes provide your team with a great activity, plenty of laughs and the ability to learn new skills. Our highly trained chefs are charismatic and true foodies, passionate to involve others in their skill.
The team that cooks and eats together, works better together. From offices to external sales teams, research consistently shows that when people eat together, they become a tighter-knit group. In today’s competitive markets, a cohesive, productive team is more vital than ever—and the way to get there can be as simple as a corporate cooking class.
Food is something we all have in common: Everybody eats. Eating together encourages a range of healthy activities, including
- Group interaction
- Team cohesion
- Problem solving
- Discussion of solutions, successes, and challenges
- Branded aprons
- Retro games – includes table tennis & indoor lawn bowls
- Other team building activities
- Master chef challenges
- Tour of a commercial kitchen by the chef
- Conference facilities
- Additional catering
AMAZING COOKING RACE
Teams race to the South Melbourne Market on a food treasure hunt before racing back to the Urban Kitchen to cook a delicious selection of canapés, then relax and enjoy your creations on the spacious balcony.
SENSATIONAL STREET FOOD FEAST
Super fast, fresh, healthy and jam packed with flavour, traditional street food is the hottest new trend in cafes and restaurants. Learn the secrets to a street food style feast with a choice of Asian, Mediterranean or Latino & enjoy together in the private Urban Kitchen dining room.
MYSTERY BOX CHALLENGE
2 – 3 hours
Guests will be broken into groups where they select a name and group head chef. They will be given a few mystery ingredients that will need to be the star of the dish. They will then cook off against each other with our chef judging the ultimate winners based on teamwork, presentation, taste, and cleanliness.
AROUND THE WORLD
A fun, hands-on workshop to create the perfect selection of canapes from around the world, relax and enjoy your creations on the spacious balcony or private dining room. Add a beverage package or bespoke cocktail to finish off a great team or client event.
Who’s the pizza master? Learn how to make perfect dough and create the ultimate pizza with expert tuition. Then present your pizza creation for judging. Will you have what it takes?
Perfect the art of dumpling making. Learn how to make the perfect dough with delicious fillings, then crimp, pleat and steam your way to be crowned the Dumpling Warrior.
CHOCOLATE MAKING MASTERCLASS
In this hands-on chocolate masterclass, learn how to temper chocolate and create delicious chocolate truffles. Get in touch with your creative side, with each group decorating their masterpieces for judging.
FINGER FOOD & FIZZ
Learn how to make delicious canapés for any event, tasting your perfect bite-sized morsels while indulging in a champagne masterclass, with expert tips on food pairing.
BAKE A GIFT
Create and decorate Christmas themed biscuits with your team. Perfect for your family or wrapped as a gift. The class has been designed by our award-winning patisserie chef Steph Ribaux to be a fun and creative experience.
COOK FOR THOSE IN NEED
Create a nutritious meal with your team to donate to charity feeding those less fortunate. Get the team together cook, learn and laugh while creating an unforgettable meal for others. We organise all the logistics around supplying the ready-made meals to the shelters. Add on dinner and drinks created by Bay Leaf Catering all hosted in our stunning North Melbourne venue.