With the Centered Chef’s team building experiences, we offer a fun and unique way for your colleagues to work together outside the confines of office walls. Chef Ryan serves as MC, engaging groups with his fun-loving and charismatic personality, along with help from instructors who support these hip and unique educational experiences that your group will love. Not only do our team builds empower participants to take charge of their health but they also provide an upbeat and entertaining experience along the way. Our chef coordinator will collaborate to build the perfect session for your needs. Whether it is at your conference site or your boss’s vacation home, guests can participate in a simple cooking collaboration or a full-out chef’s battle. You’ve never experienced team building like this!
Some of the companies that rely on our team building expertise include the following: Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Weight Watchers, Kraft, Sara Lee, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Baxter, Abbot Labs, Abbvie, Leo Burnett, Bank of America, Ketchum PR, Jones Lang LaSalle, General Electric, Sodexo, Centro, QDoba and USG Sheetrock.
Select from our formats below
Centered Chef TV — Lightly Competitive Format
In this signature Centered Chef group process, teams are tasked to develop a specific culinary concept that includes recreating a themed recipe and developing a script that is to be acted out and videotaped, then shared with the entire group. This original team building concept serves up limitless laughter, along with delicious tasting samples presented by each group. *Perfect for large conference settings where group collaboration is intensive, with minimal food preparation.
Mystery Basket: Small Plates — Highly Competitive Format
This group process is a little more open-ended, featuring a hands-on cooking experience that gives groups the opportunity to work as a team to complete an original appetizer recipe with ingredients that are not known until the beginning of class. As part of this team building platform groups are required to “pitch” their concept along with tasting samples to the entire group, which is a highly entertaining endeavor. This platform is optionally competitive along with a judge’s table element. *Perfect for a pre-dinner activity or mid-day breakout session before a meal.
Mystery Basket: Dessert Bites — Highly Competitive Format
This group process is identical to the “Small Plates” experience, but focuses on those of us with a “sweet tooth.” Once again, this hands-on cooking experience gives groups the opportunity to work as a team to complete a simple dessert recipe with ingredients that are not known until the beginning of class. As part of this team building platform groups are required to “pitch” their concept along with tasting samples to the entire group, which is a highly entertaining endeavor. This platform is optionally competitive along with a judge’s table element. *Perfect for a mid-day breakout session following lunch programming.
Team Building Pricing (Only offered at client site or pre-arranged venues)
Pricing starts at $100 p/person for a 3 hour experience. The pricing includes Ryan Hutmacher as MC & lead chef, support staff, and day-of execution. Additional fees may include the following, which may/may not already be provided by client’s venue site:
From recipe development to video content development, we are very familiar with the needs of foodservice corporations. Our client portfolio includes Weight Watchers, Sara Lee Corporation, Earthgrains Breads, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Applegate Farms Organics, Driscoll’s Berries, Ajinomoto, Kraft, Haagen Dazs, Got Milk? and McCormick Spices. The following are our most popular services:
Through partnerships with corporations and not-for-profits alike, we take proactive steps in engaging employee health. Our Corporate Wellness Workshops include a hybrid style cooking demonstration along with an interactive presentation that blends nutrition education with practical cooking techniques, where we empower people to make changes in their eating habits.
*for clients who want a single session with more generalized content
*for clients who want recurring programming with a specific content focus these modules contain a total of four workshops with corresponding themes
Misconceptions about health begin with the marketing of food products. While learning about how food sources can impact your employees’ health as well as the environment, they will be able to make better food choices.
Whether it’s long days at the office or simply lack of cooking skills, a reliance on fast food is not a viable option for employee health. In this workshop, we’ll teach employees about basic cooking techniques that will have them preparing more mindful meals at home and making better choices when dining out.
Discover the principles of clean comfort food, characterized by what your employees can and should eat, not by what they can’t! This knowledge empowers them to make informed decisions when it comes to their food choices, including dining out. Along with the four benchmarks of healthy eating (whole grains, healthy fats, clean proteins and colorful produce), we will also highlight balanced meal preparations!
By teaching delicious and innovative recipes, we help employees embrace different lifestyle needs while giving them perspective on the effects of the Standard American Diet (SAD). With functional ingredients, we not only show employees how to get the most out of flavorful foods, but how they can help heal the body.
Format includes a 60 minute workshop with Q&A. The pricing includes facilitator, support staff, cooking equipment and day-of execution. Additional fees may include the following, which may/may not already be provided by client’s venue site:
Centered Chef is proud to partner with companies and organizations that are committed to empowering healthier clients, employees, teammates and patients. From bi-monthly cooking classes with cancer support centers to summer long workshops with local running groups, we specialize in educating groups across our community!