Say goodbye to Zoom quizzes and other virtual work-from-home icebreakers — if you’re looking for a fun-filled day that’ll bring your team together (in real life!), you’ve come to the right place…

At The Abinger Cookery School, we can facilitate corporate days! It may only be August, but leaving the Christmas party planning until the last minute is a sure way to wind up on the naughty list.

Plus, you know what they say — a team who cooks together works better together (or something along those lines). Working together toward the shared enjoyment of eating is one of the greatest human bonds. So, carry those bonds from the kitchen to the conference room and strengthen your problem-solving, collaboration skills and productivity.

Roll up your sleeves

Creating a meal from scratch takes time and dedication. You need to be mindful of your time management, have excellent organisational skills and work well under pressure — much like in the office!

Whether you’re looking for a light-hearted beginner’s course or up for a challenge, we’ll work with you and your team to create the perfect menu for your event and provide all the recipes, ingredients and equipment. From Italian and Indian to Japanese and Thai, our wide variety of cuisines will have you all on a world tour of flavour.

Learn to roll sushi like a pro, creating salmon and avocado maki rolls and colourful tempura vegetable California rolls. Or indulge in smoky, sticky short ribs and delicious filled doughnuts as you’re transported to an all-American diner. Does your idea of heaven include bruschetta, tagliatelle, tiramisu? Ours too…

Any dietary requirements will be catered for, so everyone can make and enjoy their culinary creations! We’ll even do all the washing up — what’s not to love?

Divide and conquer

Each team will prepare and cook the different parts of a menu under the guidance of our professional Abinger Cookery School chefs.

You and your colleagues will enter our kitchens as novices and leave with new skills and techniques, such as food preparation, knife skills and technical elements that’ll impress all future dinner guests. As you learn to experiment with colour and flavour, you’ll gain confidence in your ability to make delicious food and to have fun with your cooking.

Ready to turn up the heat? We can even include a competitive element to your event, such as a bake-off or sushi-making competition. The prize? The joy of camaraderie, of course.

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t be a flaky pastry, be a well-prepared dish and get ahead of the Christmas rush!

Tailored to you

Join us for half a day, a full day or even an evening class during the week, which we can tailor to suit your needs. We cater for a minimum of six people per course, so get the whole team in to enjoy the fun.

If your event takes place in the morning, you’ll be welcomed with a much-needed coffee and Lizzie’s delightful homemade cookies. Alternatively, book an afternoon or evening class to kickstart the festivities. What a way to start your Christmas party — before cracking on and making some delicious treats in our modern, fully equipped kitchens.

At the end of the day, everyone comes together to share their experience and enjoy the feast they’ve created. And what’s better than learning whilst having fun? Eating the food…

Ready to move the office to the kitchen and throw on an apron? Get in touch today to see how we can accommodate your Christmas do!