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16 Team Building Activities for the Holidays - #10 Will Get You in the Spirit

As teams navigate the virtual workplace, remote team building and online client appreciation, we can only imagine "what are the best team building activities for work?" would be top of mind. We get it, virtual experiences for teams and clients are abundant, challenging to navigate quality from the quantity and can be more work to handle than desired.


In the spring of 2020, we launched our food + wine experiences with ingredients and wine delivered to help remote teams succeed in a virtual setting. We specialize in all things culinary - offering cooking, baking, wine tasting, and mixology experiences.


We have worked with groups from Google, Adobe, Amazon, Zoom, Deloitte and so many more, and only hear the best feedback. Some of our clients are entertaining clients, some are connecting worldwide teams and others are just celebrating their direct reports.


In December 2020, we hosted over 100 food and wine experiences for our clients. Check out the reviews we've received on Google.


Now let's get into it.. here are 16 team building activities to plan for you and your team to celebrate the holidays and year-end:




#1

Learn how to make Ginger Pumpkin Oat Scones and Salted Honey Butter Baking Experience - with ingredients delivered


This intermediate baking class will have you baking up a delicious batch of ginger pumpkin oat scones in no time. You'll also prepare a honey butter to smear on your freshly baked scones.


What you'll make:

  • Ginger pumpkin oat scones

  • Honey butter


You will have two pastry chefs from Fēst, an online cooking school, to lead the class. One will demonstrate every step with two cameras, so you won't miss any details as you follow along. Your other chef is the go-to for questions and will make sure the class runs smoothly.


By the end of this virtual experience, you'll have new baking skills to show off with a satisfying holiday dessert.




#2


This experience is perfect for groups with beginner bakers. You'll learn the basics of cake making, prepare a fresh whipped cream and slice tart apples to serve alongside.


What you'll make:

  • Gingerbread cake

  • Mascarpone whipped cream

  • Tart apples


You will have two pastry chefs from Fēst, an online cooking school, to lead the class. One will demonstrate every step with two cameras, so you won't miss any details as you follow along. Your other chef is the go-to for questions and will make sure the class runs smoothly.





#3

Bake Peppermint Brownies Experience - with ingredients delivered


This is another awesome experience for groups with beginner bakers. You'll prepare a chocolatey and peppermint layered brownie. Bonus points for topping your brownies with crushed peppermint candies!


What you'll make:

  • Peppermint brownies


You will have two pastry chefs from Fēst, an online cooking school, to lead the class. One will demonstrate every step with two cameras, so you won't miss any details as you follow along. Your other chef is the go-to for questions and will make sure the class runs smoothly.





#4


Really looking to get into the Thanksgiving spirit? This baking experience will do the trick!


You'll learn how to prepare a pumpkin pie from scratch. Pumpkin pie isn't complete without a fresh whipped cream - you'll also learn how to make that! Host this experience before Thanksgiving so your group can get into the spirit and learn how to make a delicious classic dessert just in time!


What you'll make:

  • Pumpkin pie

  • Whipped cream


You will have two pastry chefs from Fēst, an online cooking school, to lead the class. One will demonstrate every step with two cameras, so you won't miss any details as you follow along. Your other chef is the go-to for questions and will make sure the class runs smoothly.






#5

Croquembouche Baking Experience - with ingredients delivered


In this virtual experience, you will learn how to make a croquembouche, a layered cream puff tower that originated in France. This impressive creation may look complicated, but with the right guidance, you can make it at home.


What you'll make:

  • Croquembouche


You will have two pastry chefs from Fēst, an online cooking school, to lead the class. One will demonstrate every step with two cameras, so you won't miss any details as you follow along. Your other chef is the go-to for questions and will make sure the class runs smoothly.


Your teachers are experts at making sure everyone in the group is engaged and has success creating this recipe. You'll love seeing everyone's croquembouche come together and you'll really appreciate tasting your own!


By the end of class, you'll have new baking skills to show off with an exciting holiday dessert.





#6

Build Your Own Charcuterie Board - with ingredients delivered


If you think appetizers are the best part of sharing a bite to eat, this is the class for you. In this virtual experience, you will learn how to put together the perfect charcuterie board.


What you'll make:

  • Charcuterie board


Your chef guide will show you how to put together cheeses, meats, and other components for the tastiest board you can imagine.


This is an engaging class for groups and perfect for an online happy hour. Make it a virtual team bonding event that's hands-on and memorable!





#7


If you're the type who looks forward to Thanksgiving dinner all year, this group effort will be one for the books!


In this online class, you will make a classic Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


What you'll make:

  • Roasted turkey

  • Mashed potatoes

  • Gravy

  • Bacon brussel sprouts


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations


At the end of your time, you will have a memorable meal to share together.





#8


Looking for a Thanksgiving meal with a twist? This unique Thanksgiving menu will have you and your group cooking up a delicious and impressive meal.


What you'll make:

  • Santa Maria roasted turkey

  • Spicy caramelized squash

  • Stuffing muffins


Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations





#9


If a meal of meat and potatoes is your idea of the perfect dinner, you'll love getting an expert lesson on making an elegant version of the classic combo in this virtual experience for teams. You can choose to have all the ingredients come to your door in DIY kits so you don't have to shop. Just set up your screen and get ready to cook up a storm! What you'll make

  • Cast iron steak with herby maitre d'hotel butter

  • Twice-baked potatoes

  • Broccolini


In this 90-minute class, you'll watch and learn from two chefs who will guide you through the entire meal from prep to finish. You'll have two cameras so you have a clear view of the chef demonstrating the techniques and the workstation. Another chef will be there to answer questions as you follow along. You can communicate as you go, in case you need another look at what's happening or an explanation of the steps.






Absolutely one of our most popular classes in the holiday season! A baking meets cooking experience that is savory and totally satisfying. Perfect for groups with vegetarians or guests looking for more vegetarian recipes to learn!


What you'll make:

  • Caramelized onion galette

  • Citrusy salad


Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations







Finally, a fresh pasta making class with a sauce and sides! In this class, you'll learn it all - buckle up, because this is a good one! Highly recommended for a cozy winter evening at home.


What you'll make:

  • Fresh pasta

  • Bolognese sauce

  • Braised Broccoli Rabe and Chickpeas


Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations






A riff on the French classic beef bourguignon - this experience is exceptionally delicious and great group vegetarian group.


What you'll make:

  • Mushroom bourguignon

  • Polenta

  • Lemony salad


Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations







Gnocchi making can seem daunting, but this menu is worth it. What says winter better like the combination of sweet potatoes, sage and browned butter?


Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


What you'll make:

  • Sweet potato gnocchi

  • Brown butter sage sauce

  • Kale salad

  • Maple and sage vinaigrette


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations







Who doesn't get excited about chicken parm? It's hard not to, especially when you get to enjoy it as a group in this hands-on virtual class.


What you'll make:

  • Chicken Parmesan

  • Burst tomato sauce

  • Lemony arugula salad


You'll follow along with two expert chefs as you cook this classic dish of chicken parmesan with burst tomato sauce and lemony arugula salad. In this 90-minute class, you'll watch and learn from two chefs who will guide you through the entire meal from prep to finish.


The class features two cameras to give you a clear view of the demo chef and the workstation so you don't miss anything important. Another chef will be there to answer questions as you follow along in your home kitchens. You can communicate as you go, in case you need another look at a technique or an explanation of the steps.


You can choose to have DIY kits delivered to your door so there's no need to go shopping. Just grab your apron and get cooking in this lively team event!







Master the art of preparing a perfectly cooked steak in this experience!


Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


What you'll make:

  • Coriander-crusted steak

  • Hasselback potatoes

  • Arugula salad


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations







A unique wintertime menu, this experience will teach you how to perfectly roast a chicken with a delightful walnut sauce. This is a perfect healthy dinnertime staple your group will love to have up their sleeves after a long day at work.


Your guides with Fēst will walk you through each step so you'll have plenty of support in the kitchen.


What you'll make:

  • Roast chicken

  • Walnut cilantro sauce

  • Flash-fried green beans


This is an online cooking class like no other, with two chefs to offer their expertise. One chef will handle the demonstration, with two cameras to give you all the right angles and clear views of what's happening. Your second chef answers any questions that come up and will ensure your group experience goes smoothly. You'll prep your ingredients and cook each dish with plenty of guidance and recommendations





 


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