Team events that include ice breakers and stuffy dinners are everyone’s worst nightmare. Although useful to get to know each other, looking around at everyone checking the time to see when they can leave isn’t a good sign. Half the challenge of planning an event for your team is making sure they actually want to be there and are having fun. So what better way to entice your team to attend an event than with food? Leave your work at the office and take a look at our list of the best nights out for your team.
What better way to bond with your co-workers than over a glass, or three, of wine? Tastings are a great, interactive way to take your team out. A favourite venue of ours to sample delicious wines is Bedales. Located in the heart of Borough Market, this independent wine shop offers private wine tastings with dinner to eat with it. One of our favourite chefs there is Andrea Zagatti, who used to cook at the world’s best restaurant! If your team aren’t wine connoisseurs, there are plenty of other tasting options. Check out beer or champagne tastings, or for those with a serious sweet tooth maybe a chocolate tasting will satisfy your cravings.
Sushi Making Class
Have you ever attempted to roll your own sushi roll? Neither have we, but now might be your chance to learn! Consider having a private sushi making class for your team. Not only do you learn the secrets behind creating the perfect sushi roll, but you get to eat your creations after. Check out The Sushi Rolling Supper Club, where Daniel shares the sushi-making secrets he learned while living in Japan. Add being a sushi making master to your CV after this fun team event!
Nothing’s better than a little healthy competition! Get inspired by everyone’s favourite show The Great British Bake Off and host your own team bake off. Check out this amazing company that will host a bake-off that your team will be talking about for weeks after. Bake with a Legend brings former contestants of the show right to you. They talk about their experiences on the show and teach you how to bake delicious treats, crowning a Bake Off champion at the end of the night. So roll up your sleeves and get ready for some baking fun!
Looking for a way to help others as a team? Make a night out of giving back to the community. Donating money to charity is great, but taking a hands-on approach to giving back can be a fun and social way for your team to make a difference. Have a competition in the office to see who brings the most food items to donate or spend some time serving food at a soup kitchen. If you’re looking for more of a night out, check out Stories on Our Plate. This amazing organisation shares food and stories in order to bring awareness to the problems faced by refugees in society.
Stuffy corporate dinners for your team can be boring and not much fun. Forget private dining rooms and take over the kitchen instead. Get your team together, put on your chef’s hat and organise a cooking class. One of our favourite places to find tonnes of different classes is L’atelier des chefs, who offer everything from pasta making to macaron classes. With something for everyone, this interactive option will be a hit with your team. Everyone will be a master chef in no time!
Check out Grub Club’s private dining page to see what companies we have worked with and to start planning your corporate night out!