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Cooking in Teams

in a Commercial Teaching Kitchen

"Food is our common ground. A universal experience." - James Beard, American Chef.
$150per person

Cooking in Teams is Culinary Team Building

Your team will quickly adjust to our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, and be submerged in a truly unique cooking experience facilitated by our professionally trained Chef and students. They will leave having created and tasted a culinary delight designed and executed by themselves.  More importantly, they will have shared a fun experience that may impact their future success.

Get ready. Get set. Cook!

Working in teams, participants prepare, enjoy and celebrate a serious multi-course gourmet meal.The final outcome is the realization of the task accomplished: The conception, creation, and production of an exquisite 5 course gourmet banquet in an extremely limited amount of time. This achievement, followed by the enjoyment of sharing a fine meal together, is a powerful metaphor to share with your team and to bring back to your work place.


Cooking in Teams Program

Upon arrival your group will be divided into teams and assigned a student learner.

Bite size appetizers will be served and your teams will learn about the school and their students.  Safety and sanitation guidelines are explained along with the goals of the program.

Cooking utensils and set up are brought to each group and cooking is begun with the help of the student helpers. The chef oversees the entire operation and ensures that each menu item is being properly executed through instruction and demonstration.

Following meal preparation teams will be seated in the Orchid Dining Room and the banquet will be presented with light music playing. Participants have the opportunity to socialize and discuss their teamwork while enjoying a great meal they have just prepared.

The Session will come to an end as clients have a chance to pick MVP’s from each team, applaud each one, and say thank you.


First Course

Arugula, Grapefruit, and Fennel Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Peppery Arugula with Grapefruit Sections and Shaved Fennel Bulb with Tart Vinaigrette

Second Course

Chicken Lollipops with Assorted Sauces

Sesame Crusted Chicken Lollipops with Honey Dijon and Soy Glaze

Third Course

Bruschetta with Parmesan Crisps

Seasoned Tomato with Balsamic Drizzle, Fresh Basil and Parmesan Crisps

Fourth Course

Homemade Fettuccini with Pesto

Tender Homemade Fettuccini with Aromatic Basil Pesto Sauce

Fifth Course

Homemade Ice Cream with Toasted Nuts and Caramel Sauce

Silky Homemade Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Sweet Caramel Sauce


New England Center for Arts & Technology

23 Bradston Street
Boston, MA  02118
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FREE Parking 2nd floor or above

Hosting your team building event at NECAT’s newly renovated, state-of-the-art teaching facility will help the non-profit continue to provide at-risk, chronically unemployed individuals with tuition-free culinary arts job training and job placement services.

NECAT’s goal is to transform its students’ lives through high-quality education, professional development training, an inspirational learning environment and a culture of high expectations.

Team Building Benefits

  • Inspiration
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Trust
  • Pride and accomplishment
  • Enhanced teamwork
  • Fun interaction in a fresh environment
  • Warm glow that follows a great meal!

What to Expect

  • Private Chef
  • State of the Art Venue and Commercial Kitchen
  • Multi-course Gourmet Meal
  • Cooking in Teams Program!
  • All Ingredients, Cookware, and Instruction

23 Bradston Street, Boston, MA, United States

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