Business Events and Team Building At Otaokitchen

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Cooking is naturally the perfect way to entertain your guests while having a great time exploring unforgettable regional foods. Otao kitchen has experience in hosting numerous types of events such as Christmas party, team building, corporate hospitality and client events. 
Regular business events and team buildings are essential to maintain good relationships within your group and perhaps  to facilitate the integration of new hires. There are many activities designed to strengthen the bond between your members. So what types of team building are there? And which one should you choose for your team?

Skill-based team building with our master classes

If you feel like you team should work on improving a particular skill, then this is the type of activity you need - you can try our Master Classes. These amazing experience can transport your team from Japan to Spain and around the globe with 16 menus to choose from. The classes are 2-3 hour length activity that are specifically designed to teach cooking skills and around the world food cultures. In this class, you will explore leadership, conflict management and negotiation.
Teams will learn step by step of each recipe with a chef. It is great for your group spending time together to cook while connect with others in small conversations and stories. The group will then finish the prep, clean up and get ready to cook the first course. The chef will serve local wine and beers then they will demo and supervise the cooking of the first course. Your team will eat what the dish they cook. Then, they start to cook the remaining dishes and enjoy their creations. This is our most popular format as people like the hands on aspect of cooking and willing to take things slower.
FEATURES
  • Master classes 2-3 hours with expert chef to facility group cooking activity
  • With 16 menus to choose and we cater to most dietary requests
  • Suit every cooking level and in door experience
  • Can include friendly competitive pressure on the teams
  • Price from $179pp for group 10-32 people with all foods and drinks 
  • Group bigger than 40 guests will be divided into smaller parties 
  • Contact us for a date and time

Networking with our social cooking party

Sometimes, all you need to improve working relationships is to spend some time with your colleagues in a relaxed environment. This type of team building activity doesn’t focus on developing a particular skill, but simply provides an occasion for your team members to engage in casual conversation and get to know each other better. Team bonding is easy to organise and a relatively inexpensive way to reinforce the bonds within your team, so don’t hesitate to use it to get the best out of your team members.
This is why taking your team to a cooking class can be an excellent idea. If your group members want to party a little and do catch up, then they can enjoy our Social Cooking Party are designed with streamline cooking less or no prep. Your guests can go in to make and cook, just having great food and fun. This way we can cater to many dietary requirement and levels of cooking. We can cater from 20-150 people.
FEATURES
  • The ultimate organic way of building the relationship and connecting to people from 10-150 people
  • Cooking experience with your own chef or chefs with fundamentals of fresh ingredients and flavours
  • Prepare a range of quick, healthy and authentic Asian recipes with cooking tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Refreshment drinks throughout the class with many dishes to try with complimentary 2 glasses of wine and beer - extra can be accommodated -no BYO.  
  • We will get you exclusive use of our venue, indoor and outdoor function spaces available depending on your budget.

Activity-based team building

Competitive Cooking Challenges are perfect for corporate team building, hens' and buck parties, family fun cooking days, our competitive cooking events are designed to inspire creativity and a little friendly competition. Our challenges are based on the popular TV series is a timed culinary challenge to see who can stand the heat of the kitchen.
Your group will be divided into teams, and each team will work under the guidance of a professional chef to create a meal that will be judged. An Otaokitchen judge will sample the finished products and determine the winning team based on taste, presentation and creative use of the ingredients. We have these formats for your team: Food Truck Cooking, Amazing Race, MasterChef and Team Olympics.
FEATURES
  • A fully interactive cooking session, everyone cooks together. 
  • Friendly competitive pressure on the teams
  • Explore fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile
  • Listen to cooking tips and tricks and recreate the dishes at home with online recipes
  • Flexible with timing from 2 + hours for 6-60 people

Value-based team building

Value-based team building consists in all team members participating together in a charitable activity. This type of activity provides an opportunity for everyone to show their teammates the best sides of their character. Working together to give back to the community is a particularly memorable experiences to share with your team members. And not only will it strengthen the bonds within your team, but it will also increase employee engagement. Indeed, employees are more likely to care about a company that includes human values in its policy and acts on them. Value-based activities include, for instance, helping r, or running a food drive and donating the profits to a charity of your choice.

FEATURES

  • A fully interactive cooking session, everyone cooks together. 
  • Each group will make enough food to feed 15-20 meals or people
  • Can include friendly competitive pressure on the teams
  • Explore fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile
  • Create a delicious meal to your palette then enjoy a homemade meal with complimentary beer and wine
  • Chef led so there are no cooking disasters

 

Contact us for your next team building or corporate event.

Business Events and Team Building At Otaokitchen


HIGHLIGHTS

  • A fully interactive cooking session, everyone cooks together.
  • Best value for different menu activity, entertainment, food and wine package in town!
  • Can include friendly competitive pressure on the teams
  • Chef led so there are no cooking disasters

ON THE DAY

  • After welcoming drink, you will see chef demonstration then do the prep for all the dishes. Expect to do by yourself or in pairs within your own group for the private classes and team building.
  • You will make entree, main and side dishes in most of our master class menus.
  • You will have plenty of foods and a complimentary 2 glasses of wine or 2 beer or soft drinks - except the shorter class then one drink might be offered. You can BYO or easier if you order from our drink list.
  • Our classes are relaxed & friendly lasting 2.5 hours with most schedule classes except private booking longer classes.
  • We provide everything for your class food and wine to the apron.
  • We ask you to wear close-toed flat shoes for safety. You are coming for cooking, learning and eating and having fun. We will do the cleanup!

OUR CLASSES

  • Our classes are for all levels. You will learn, prepare and cook each dish from scratch rather than, say, just by watching the chef cooking. That way, you’ll gain a much deeper knowledge of how a menu with 3-4 course comes together in our masterclasses except classes like dumpling where you might learn our dumpling menu.
  • Each lesson will be packed with tips, tricks and techniques honed in busy restaurant kitchens by our chefs so you can be adapted in your home. Our classes are designed to make home cooking for family and friends easy and stress-free.

MENU AND RECIPES 

  • You will be cooking the most current menu of our classes. Please visit our cooking classes and click on the cuisine or class.
  • For a private and corporate menu, there will be some change to cater to the whole group for their dietary requirements.
  • We may change the dishes if there is no ingredient available - very rare. We'll send you a recipe link after the class so you don't need to take note and you can download anytime. Or you can copy from our recipes.
  • If you have any dietary, please let us know as soon as we can so the chef can plan for his or her class by email hello@otaokitchen.com.au.

HOW TO GET TO US?

  • We will send you "how to get to us" closer to the date. Generally, it is best to take public transport to Richmond.
  • We don't provide parking but there are paid and some free parking in Richmond.
  • Please arrive early so you have plenty of times to find parking. If you run late, please let us know by texting 0408 217 899.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT

  • For private and corporate class, please contact us by email or telephone to book a date. We require a deposit of 25% total amount or 4 seats to confirm the date.
  • Within 1-2 week before the event, we will finalise full payment, number of guests and their dietary requirements.
  • We included a booking fee $1.95% plus Australian GST of 10% in the price. There will be 1.95% credit card fee (Stripe). If you select invoice/ bank transfer then you don’t pay the credit card fee when you make an order and pay by bank transfer to our account Otao kitchen BSB 193879 ACC 432538672.

CANCELLATION AND CHANGE OF DATE

  • We will send reminders so you can plan ahead. People like you often booked our classes more than 2 weeks away. Our classes are small, meaning we need to count everyone in - we can't send staff home or cancel the class in the final moment. Please let us know by email hello@otaokitchen.com.au as soon as you know your plan.
  • We understand things may come up and you can't join the class. You can give it to your friends and family at no charge. We ask you to pay 35% of a standard price ticket to cover expenses for booking cancel within 2 weeks. No show guests will not be rescheduled.
  • We may have to cancel a class due to operational issues or the class has less than 5 bookings. We will offer you an alternative (date/time/class) to book or fully refund you. To rebook your class please visit our calendar and let us know a couple of options and email us with date/time/your order reference.
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