If you’ve always done the same thing for team development and are looking for something different, the new year is the best time to change. Bringing your team together for something fun and delicious will show them that this new year is all about the benefits of cooperation and communication. 

In this regard, a cooking activity for your team might help break down communication barriers among your employees. Here are a few dishes for a healthy start to this New Year.

  • Buddha Bowl- Lentil Buddha Bowl with Tahini Sauce
  • Chili Crisps Tofu- Crisped Tofu tossed in Chili Oil
  • Smokey Veggie Burger- Smoky Veggie Burgers

Benefits of Booking a Healthy Cooking Class for Your Team-Building for This New Year

Encourage workplace diversity

If you have a culturally varied workforce, preparing different foods from different cultural backgrounds can assist in bridging the cultural gap among your employees.

This can assist people in starting conversations and is also an excellent approach to breaking down boundaries and integrating your personnel. Instead of different tiny groups developed based on their cultural backgrounds, you will end up with a much stronger team.

It’s all about collaboration.

Unlike other team-building exercises, the outcome of a cooking activity is reasonably practical.

Preparing a multicourse meal involves a lot of teamwork to achieve the finest results.

Individually, a person may be an excellent cook, but in a team effort, every person’s actions, from prepping the ingredients to the presentation, impact the outcome. This will inspire coworkers to look out for one another and assist another when one deviates from the routine.

Taking on the many tasks involved in cooking can help you learn how to work well with others in ways that you can use at work.

Improving self-esteem

Introverted individuals may struggle to gain the courage to approach others on the job. Those with more prominent personalities easily eclipse some employees. On the other hand, a team-building cooking exercise brings employees from both sides of the divide together.

Knowing that one contributed to a team effort with a tasty result can help timid employees enhance their self-confidence.

Developing social abilities

When a group of people cooks together, they learn vital social skills. You must learn to be patient while waiting for one team to complete one step so the next can begin the process. Coworkers also know to help each other fix their mistakes since one person’s mistake could ruin the whole dish.

These critical social and interpersonal skills can be applied to create a harmonious working environment.

To sum up, a cooking class is different from other team-building activities for a healthy New Year because it has an efficient result and is fun for all employees.

Refrain from constantly doing the same team-building activities your employees are used to. It is healthy to do something out of the norm now and then.

Misha Gorman

Misha Gorman

Misha Gorman is the passionate Co-Founder of Rockoly, dedicated to helping Managers, HR, Executive Assistants, and Owners plan engaging culinary and happy hour team-building events. Since January 2020, Misha has leveraged his love for food and team building to create memorable virtual, in-office, and in-person experiences. Under his leadership, Rockoly has successfully engaged over 50,000 team members, achieving a notable 10% boost in employee engagement.