Food is part of our daily lives and with it comes cooking for the most part. Cooking is an essential skill to have and one that can also be very enjoyable when all goes well. With a cooking class, satisfy your palettes and hone a skill at the same time.
I don’t know if you have noticed but more and more cooking classes are opening up in Singapore. Maybe it’s due to the popularity and hype surrounding Masterchef, or simply that Singaporeans are gaining an interest in the culinary world.
Regardless, cooking is no longer seen as a necessity to whip out a meal, but also as an unconventional and one-of-a-kind activity where people come together and bond through the art of food.
Hence, here are 4 reasons to go for a Cooking Class for your next team building session.
Nothing beats the old fashioned way of hands-on experience. Cooking classes in this day and age are not uncommon, given the busy schedules of Singaporeans.
It is difficult enough to get sufficient sleep due to hectic lifestyles, and even more so to find time to pick up a new skill. The great thing about cooking classes is that everything is prepared beforehand, which means no shopping for ingredients, preparing pots and pans or whatever else is required.
A great bonus is that no thoughts need to be spared for cleaning up after the session. Everything is taken care of and the only thing needed is to show up!
2. Improvement in interpersonal skills
Attending a cooking class is a great chance not just to learn new cooking skills, but to improve your interpersonal skills. Cooking together as a group allows for group participation and an opportunity to get to know one another better while making a meal. Communication skills and teamwork are vital skills needed when cooking together, and as such, will allow teammates to improve these skills.
Recently, more and more corporate companies have selected cooking classes as the event for their team-bonding day out. While it’s a change from the regular team-building activities, this is actually a good thing as people are more intrigued and excited by the prospect of interacting with their friends and colleagues in a kitchen environment.
A 360 degree turnaround from the outdoors. I think it’s no secret by now that it’s essential for workers to escape the workplace surrounding every once in a while to declutter the mind and revitalize, and what better way to do that than with food? Expect loads of fun and also concentration while you and your teammates aim to produce a good-tasting dish for all to enjoy.
4. A chance for cultural exhange
If your team has members of different ethnicity, customize a cooking class that allows for dishes of different ethnicity to be cooked together. This provides a great opportunity for team members to understand the culture of one another in a different way – through food and cooking methods. Leadership skills and initiative can also be harnessed through cooking classes since team members will be able to share their knowledge of different cultures and also volunteer for what they are better at.
5. Selection of cuisines
Here at The Fun Empire, we provide a plethora of cuisines for you to choose. If you love Japanese food, then you can opt for our Sushi-Making workshop, which would instill you with the skills to make an incredibly delicious sushi set by our professionally-trained facilitators and chefs.
However, if you’re looking towards more healthier options, don’t worry. Our Healthy Cooking Workshop is specially-catered to those who are more diet conscious. Other workshops include Ice-Cream making, Desert Cooking and Dim Sum. As our cooking classes are inclusive, vegetarian and halal options are available as well. Therefore, there’s no excuse for anyone to not participate in cooking classes!
6. Therapeutic cooking class
While we have all seen Gordon Ramsay shouting and throwing items around the kitchen, cooking is in fact an extremely therapeutic activity, that is if you’re not planning to run a restaurant that is. Our cooking classes take place in a relaxing and air-conditioned environment where you can interact and bond with your friends and colleagues, with music playing in the background.
Take this opportunity to unwind and put away all thoughts of work and difficulties as you truly immerse yourself in the once-in-a-lifetime experience. You know what they all say. Food tastes better when there is sincerity.
7. Eat the food you make
Of course, the best part of a cooking class is eating the food cooked together as a group. Why not plan for a time slot to eat together after the cooking class as well, and bring back the classic way of team bonding? Having a meal that was cooked together by the whole team would make the whole experience so much more special!
Not only foodies get to participate in cooking classes, but everyone! Whether you’re someone who possesses a discerning palate or have little to zero knowledge about food, you will enjoy the sessions thoroughly and leave the place with a lot more exposure to the making and crafting of what we consume on a daily basis.
Book your next cooking class with us now. Click here for more information.