Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Corporate Gifts Cookery Parties

By: Sarah Cornish

Many businesses these days are looking for an alternative to the usual boozy tinsel- and-turkey Christmas do. One office Christmas party trend thats growing in popularity is corporate cookery classes.

Many cookery class venues report increased bookings in the run up to the festive period. In the last year alone, one major cookery centre reported a 67% year-on-year increase in bookings.

Christmas corporate gifts cookery classes are a popular choice for the Christmas party for the following reasons:

They encourage staff to work as a team
Everyone likes food!
It offers an innovative take on the usual Christmas lunch
It is an enjoyable, low-stress treat at the end of the year
It still promotes key workplace skills such as problem-solving and communication

Corporate cookery Christmas gift parties are a low-stress, fun and festive event. They also help staff get to know each other even usually-introverted employees can get involved as there is the shared focus of the cookery task.

Menus for corporate team building events can be tailored to suit your company and allow for any food allergies and intolerances. A competitive edge can even be added if you fancy a festive challenge.

Make the Christmas party go with a swing

Here are a few tips on making your corporate cookery session as festive as possible:

Choose a festive menu but something thats a change from the usual turkey and xmas pud
Play festive music
Have some mulled wine on the go
Hold a cooking competition complete with prizes for the winning team
Decorate the table in a festive way

Corporate team building and more

These days corporate cookery classes are often used by organisations to entertain clients or to hold business meetings because they make a refreshing change to the usual restaurant venues.

A number of businesses also choose cooking classes as a team building activity at any time of the year.

About the Author:
Venturi"'s Table is London"'s first Corporate Cookery Centre, custom-built to provide fun cookery experiences for groups of business professionals. Go to the Venturi"'s Table website for more details.

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