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Team Building Events San Diego

Cook Up a Storm with Our Chef Experience Team Building Events!

Tired of ho-hum team-building exercises your HR department dug up on YouTube? Are you looking for a truly unique and exhilarating team building events experience for your employees?

Our Chef Experience Team Building Events will offer your employees a challenge like they have never encountered before. Light the burners and grab the knives; it’s time to create culinary masterpieces. These fun events teach valuable teamwork skills AND show your employees how much you appreciate them! Experience the rush of adrenalin and a job well done … This is a way to strengthen the core of your organization while saying THANK YOU in a big way to the people you count on to get the job done each day.

Whether you are in town visiting San Diego with your executives or your company is based here, we are ready to help you celebrate and empower your employees. We have helped teams from Miller/Coors, HP, Chase Bank, Cox Communications, Renovis, Mitchell Inc, Bridgepoint Education, Illumina, Nixon, Zodiac Pools and many others to celebrate team victories and build team spirit.

How Does It Work?

The Chef Experience is a team building events experience like no other. Our cooking classes provide your employees and executives with a hands-on opportunity to learn from a professional gourmet chef. These events are just brimming with excitement and non-stop energy. We craft each event specifically for your team to fit your timeframe and budget. Whether it’s a short intermission between meetings or a full production with a sit-down meal, we can create exactly what you need!

Our mobile events come to you. We can set up at your hotel or conference room kitchen, or we can set up a mobile kitchen directly at your company! We offer events at 5-star local hotels like the Irvine Marriott, Hilton in the Gaslamp District, the Residence Inn in Poway, and the Marriot in La Jolla. Our mobile kitchen is ready to go with state-of-the-art equipment which is safe and efficient. We also give you the option of hosting our San Diego team building events in our commercial kitchen.

Our San Diego Team Building  Events Cooking Classes

You can customize our team building cooking classes in San Diego to your heart’s content, but we also offer a number of unique and exciting packages! Our most popular culinary class team building events include:

The Culinary Masters Reality Restaurant San Diego team building eventsThe Culinary Masters Reality Restaurant Event:
This competitive cooking frenzy will get your team members fired up for success! At the start of the event, teams are formed to compete for the title of Culinary Masters. Each team elects an Executive Chef who coordinates the preparation of a 5-star restaurant-style dish. Our panel of professional chefs judges each dish for creative presentation and flavor. Multitasking, organization, communication, tactics, and creativity all play a key part in the preparation of the dishes. Everyone then samples each creation by every team, and the event concludes with an Award Ceremony followed by a buffet-style meal! Choose from a Taco Salad Bar, Pasta Bar, Crepe Bar or Stuffed Potato Bar. Best for groups of 15+.

Chef Experience team building events San DiegoChef Experience Team Event:
Prefer a non-competitive event? With the Chef Experience team building package, your team joins our professional chefs for the preparation of a 4-course gourmet meal! Enjoy a knife skills mini-course and special demos of culinary techniques for your menu (stir frying for the Asian menu, for example). Everyone breaks into groups to prepare different portions. We set up a store so employees can “shop” for groceries together and begin their Mise en place! After your teams have completed preparation of their masterpieces, we plate them and serve them at a formal table for everyone to enjoy as a celebration of group achievement! Best for groups of five to 15. For larger groups, we recommend a demonstration class with group participation.

Tapas mixer team building events in San DiegoFrench Crepes Mixer:
Kick boring company picnics to the curb with this fast-paced and flavor-packed event! Running just an hour and a half, this makes for the perfect refresher between meetings. Teams work together to make delicious crepes and add filings. No competition here, just laughter, fun, creativity, amazing food … and of course bragging rights! Minimum of 20

Chili cook off San Diego team building events by Artful Chefs

Chili Cook-Off:
Here’s another popular competitive event, perfect for company picnics Teams form to come up with a plan of execution, “shop” for ingredients, and learn and practice culinary techniques. Once their dishes are prepared, they present them to our judging panel of professional chefs! Two and a half hours of delicious team-building fun await. Best for groups of 12+.

Our Chef Experience Team Building Events in San Diego are a great way to reward your team for all their hard work and show your appreciation while also challenging them to rise to new heights. Build rapport and add zest to your corporate culture. You can be sure they’ll be talking about it for years to come!

Cupcake Wars Masters Challenge:
So your teams want a competitive event that is tons of fun? We have the best tasting answer in San Diego; Cupcake Wars Masters Challenge. Teams learn basic baking skills and then create their cupcakes masterpieces from scratch. This is a great competition event and requires 3+ hours. Use of a commercial kitchen may be necessary for larger groups.

Ready to schedule your team building event?    cc phone    Call us today at 760-419-4609!


We offer our services all over San Diego County including:

Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Murrietta, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula, Torrey Pines and Vista.

Our Client Reviews

“What an awesome team of professional, knowledgeable chefs, who were led by Chef Pharrell that helped us build a team cooking event into a very friendly competition and helped our teams work together to plan, execute against the plan and prepare a variety of meals, which were shared and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for helping make a successful event for our group!”

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Aphrodiete T, San Diego, CA

“We hired Chef Pharrell for a Mothers Day dinner for our family. Very simply, she did what she said that she would do! She was easy to work with to create the menu and very accomodating to our dietary issues. Food looked great and tasted great. It was appreciated by all and made the day all that more special.”

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Craig R., Vista, CA
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