It's All About The Team
When working with a large group of people sometimes it’s hard to communicate well and/or build relationships. Now more than ever building a relationship not only among your team but also with your clients is vital to being successful in business. One way to encourage group interaction is through team activities in a relaxed environment away from the office.
Chef Andrew Huszar provides your company with the perfect atmosphere for employee and/or client relationship building. Cooking and preparing a meal requires teamwork and communication, allowing you to share an unforgettable time together. Team cooking can develop skill sets such as: service cooperation, planning, communication, and attention to detail.
The most rewarding part experience is the exquisite meal to be enjoyed by the whole team that you prepared! You can bring a fine wine to compliment the menu. You also have the opportunity to evaluate the meal, the process, and the experience to discover how well everyone works together.
There are a several options available for team building activities. However, we feel that a group cooking class is the best choice. Our love of excellent food and fine wine.
a Cooking Class?
- The neutral territory provides a welcome setting to set aside normal roles.
- Promotes and fosters team spirit.
- Improves communication skills.
- Relieves stress & eases workplace tension.
- Improves interpersonal relationships.
- Enjoy the meal you prepared as a team.
Each person in a team is unique, creating a diverse and interesting group. Just like your team, each team building cooking class is unique. Chef Andrew and yourself will select the menu for your corporate team building cooking. This allows Chef Andrew to fit the menu with the personality of your team. Once the menu is chosen Chef Andrew will shop local markets to bring you and your team the freshest ingredients with the best flavors.
Our minimum class size is ten. Once you have everyone on board for the team activity it can be scheduled at your convenience. Once the menu and date have been selected, you work is done until its time to start cooking.
Complimentary appetizers will be awaiting you as you and your guests arrive. While enjoying the appetizers, Chef Andrew will discuss the four course menu selections once everyone has arrived. He will take you through the process of how the cooking class will continue.
During this time Chef Andrew will also share information about either the importance of the ingredients or the history of the dish. This gives you a better understanding of why you’re using specific ingredients or why a dish is prepared a certain way. Creating an experience that is hands on in both action and learning. Your guests will then receive aprons to wear, recipes, and hygiene instructions appropriate for food preparation. Depending on the size of your group, it may be necessary to break out into smaller cooking groups before cooking begins.
After the meal has finished cooking you will enjoy the fruits of your labor. There is nothing more rewarding than enjoying food you have prepared yourself. For a finale, we will evaluate the meal, the cooking process, and discuss the highlights of the experience.
Another option for team building exercises is our team cook-off. It’s where The Office meets Chopped. Team members get to show off their creativity and culinary skills in the kitchen. The produce and other items you will be cooking are purchased fresh the week of your team event to ensure you get the highest quality ingredients with which to prepare your meal.
It’s an entertaining, fun, and relaxing way to get to know your team members better. Before your skills are tested in the kitchen you and your guests will be greeted with drinks and appetizers.
Everyone will be divided into teams. There are baskets in the kitchen filled with the secret ingredients. Based on the ingredients you discover in your baskets, your team will develop a menu for the different courses of the meal.
You also will have a full kitchen that includes every utensil you could think of at your disposal to make your dishes. After you’ve made your dishes the judging will commence and there can only be one winner…. Judges can either be only members of the participating company or they can include Chef Andrew as well.
I wanted to write to thank you and your staff for this past Saturday evening’s reception honoring Josh and Natalie Mayo. Denise, Kathy, Ellen, and Heath were such a pleasure to work with! They had everything down to a science, were so professional AND personable. Denise even put aside a few honey bacon twists for me as she heard me talking about how much I love bacon; so sweet! You were absolutely right in your statement the first time you and I spoke on the phone…I did not have to worry about a thing when it came to the food, drinks, and service! Although we did run a little short on food towards the end of the first party (as you suggested we might), Denise, Kathy and Heath handled it as the pros they are and things continued to run smoothly. Both a testament to the food itself and the service provided by your staff! Thank you once more for your patience and kindness in working with me as I dipped my toe in the water of party planning for the first time! Kuddos to the chef as well!!
Thank you thank you for amazing day! It was truly wonderful and every single person raved about the food. I wanted to send you a personal note but of course I forgot it! Anyway, please tell Andrew it was perfect and I couldn’t be more pleased.
You both are a pleasure to work with and I hope we can see you in the near future. Thank for making my day extra special.
I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful presentation of your delicious food. All your staff was so wonderful and we all enjoyed them so much! They were delightful, helpful, professional, and you name it, they did it! We were so happy and had rave comments on the delicious choice of foods and the catering staff. I just can’t thank you enough.
I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. My daughter was overwhelmed with the surprise and how beautiful everything turned out.
Enjoyed seeing you guys and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Andrew outdid himself on all the perfectly combined complex flavors. As someone who plays around in the kitchen I understand what Andrew is doing and really appreciate his creations. My friends on the other hand were introduced to a whole new world they did not know could exist. Hannah said Andrew was an artist that paints flavor. They were impressed at what a skilled chef can do when not merely mass producing a common restaurant menu. I always mention you guys when asked about team building events. I will keep it up.
Thank you so much for the tasting and please tell your husband that we are still talking about how delicious everything was last night! We are so thrilled to have you and Tastefully Yours cater our daughter and future son-in-law’s wedding! We are all confident that we are in good hands! Hearing that your husband is Hungarian just topped it off! Thank you so much!
Thank you for everything! The food was fantastic as always every guest said so. Claire and the rest of the staff were so professional. I can’t say thank you enough for a success wedding event!
Dear Andrew, Just a note to let you know that I enjoyed your food tremendously at Frost Bank event, also your staff especially Clair did great job presenting it. Very glad you are in our city, be assured that you have good Ambassador here for you in Southlake.
It was delicious – raving reviews – a rating of 10 from our global CEO with Nestle!!
I had to take a moment and let you know how I feel about you, your company and your employees. Wow! I appreciate the amount of time that you spent with me discussing my event, recommending a combination of dishes and all along considering the type of atmosphere that I had in mind. Your follow-thru and personal attention to my event, all though small, was very much appreciated. Your staff was spot on. The food was outstanding. The professional service was above and beyond. I literally could go on and on. This was the third time that I have hired Tastefully Yours. The evening flowed effortlessly for my husband and I. Thanks again!
Just wanted to let you know that everything was WONDERFUL for the brunch last Sunday. All of my guests raved about the food. To top it off, the presentation was fantastic! I truly appreciate the quality of the ingredients and care your team uses when preparing food. It’s clearly a labor of love; it showed in every single bite.
Thank you again for the time you took in helping me craft the perfect menu. (You were right about the crème brulee French toast! Wow!!) We will definitely be using you again and I’ve shared your information with all who’ve asked!
Hi Andrew, I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic job your crew did for the party. The food was outstanding and the service was above professional. Congratulations to you and your staff for a memorable evening for everyone who attended. Thank you!
Hi Andrew, EVERYONE at Jin’s party loved your food, the wait staff and Jay the bartender!!! I have received so many compliments by so many people who attended the party. Jin was very pleased as well. Even your decorations and cold beer serving vessels were complimented J And you were so right about the Mango Green Tea…raving reviews by many, many people. It’s also quite nice with a shot of vodka!!! You will definitely be the first person I think of when we plan our next party, company and/or personal!!! Thank you so much. You and your staff are the BEST!!!
Once again, your staff at Tastefully Yours pulled off an amazing party! The food was top notch as was the service!
Thanks again for a wonderful event!
Andrew, Thank you, for following up on our party. We were very pleased with all the food and service. Your staff was on time, and was very efficient in getting everything set up and very attractively presented. The food was excellent and very well enjoyed by our guests and ourselves. Your staff was very personable and professional and real contributors to the success of the evening. We will certainly consult with you the next time we host an event and will recommend you to our friends. Thanks for making our party a very delightful evening.
Andrew and Team, I can’t thank you and your staff enough for the superb job you guys did on our party. The food was fabulous! The presentation was beautiful! The staff couldn’t have done any better! We loved it all! Again, thank so much!
I just wanted to take a moment now that the dust has settled and I am back home to say THANK YOU for making the wedding a huge success. The food was fabulous and so many people came up to me to rave about the food. I think one of the big hors d’oeuvres hits was the honey bacon twists. I will have to order some for our next get together since I missed them. Everything was wonderful, the presentation, service and delicious food. I will recommend you to anyone needing catering. We are so glad we found you. Andrew is a true talent and his creations are second to none. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Last night was fabulous and your crew was amazing. It is always a joy working with you and your staff, the food was phenomenal. I believe we did feed more than 60 people, Norbert, Denise and Kathy all handled it with ease. They did not even flinch! I appreciate you and your staff always going over and beyond to make our events spectacular.