As an employer, you may feel that productivity levels in your company are not as high as you’d want them to be. Maybe your employees lack confidence and motivation, or they just don’t get along better in general. Perhaps you’ve called some meetings but you can’t see any changes. If that’s the case, you may consider going out of the norm and enrolling them in team building cooking classes.
Here are some of the benefits of taking a cooking class.
Improve Your Cooking Skills
Enrolling in a team building cooking class can help improve cooking skills for those who know their way around the kitchen. Your employees will get to discover different recipes and get to know many new ways to cook a dish. And for those who’ve never tried your hand at cooking, a beginner’s course could equip them with some basic kitchen skills and might jumpstart their culinary imagination. You can read all the books and watch all the cooking shows on TV, but that can’t be compared to the hands-on experience of being in the kitchen with an experienced instructor showing his/her skills in real-time.
Explore New Cuisines
In the past, cooks were restricted by narrow cooking definitions, limited availability of ingredients, and regional traditions. Today, the open culinary world offers tremendous personal potential. Attending a cooking class can ignite your passion for cooking or open up culinary views you’ve only dreamed about. Learning how to cook a mix of dishes attached to certain cultures can also create cultural awareness and break down cultural barriers.
Enrolling for cooking classes will help you forget all the mistakes you might have made in the kitchen in the past. Corporate team building cooking classes help promote self-confidence as each member gains new skills on equal footing. Individuals with a shy demeanor or low self-esteem also get a chance to contribute equally, without feeling intimidated by stronger types.
A cooking class is more like a map that points you in the right direction. Knowing what you’re doing and being able to create a mouthwatering meal is enough to boost your confidence.
Creativity and Innovation
Routine and boredom have a way of dragging team morale. But when it comes to a corporate team building cooking class, members may be focused on preparing the perfect dish in a competitive setting. Then they start thinking of ways to come up with ideas to make their meals more creative. Cooking classes empower you to think outside the box and do things a bit differently even in the workplace. Also, enrolling in cooking classes makes workers feel more valued, which boosts their morale and productivity.
Team Cohesion and Socialization
Team building cooking classes are more than just making dishes as a group. They also allow team members to work in unity and get to know each other in a personal way. You need to work with others, provide help, and seek their input to get the job done faster and serve the entire dish. At the same time, you get to understand who your colleagues are outside of work -their interests, family life, strengths, and weakness. You share deeper and meaningful conversations that strengthen your working and personal relationships. And because you know each other well, you learn to accommodate different personalities and leverage on your strengths. This increase cohesion and productivity.
Taking employees on a culinary adventure boosts team spirit and increases work productivity. Targets are met and bonds are formed. And the lessons learned in the cooking classes are transferred to the company.