Team Building Activity: Cooking Competition

If you're ready for a team building activity with a bit of friendly competition, join Chef Paco as he leads you and your team in a three-round cooking competition. Each round will consist of a unique cooking challenge, after which the judges will decide who created the best dishes and crown them victorious. In the first round, everyone will attempt to find the most creative way to serve an ordinary mixed green salad. Moving on to round two, you'll all battle it out to see who can create the most exquisite and gourmet masterpiece from a mystery basket of ingredients. Lastly, the third and final round will end the cook-off with a show-stopping bang, featuring a task involving explosive flavors and pyrotechnic presentation.


Deconstructed Salad 

With mixed greens


May include chicken, fish or pork chops

Crêpes Suzette

With Grand Marnier and seasonal fruit

  • Minimum Guests 14
  • Maximum Guests 48
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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13 Feb 2023

Chef Paco was so great! He created a warm and inviting environment, gave excellent instructions, left time for ample questions, and was incredibly engaging and fun to be around. 5 stars all around - would definitely recommend his classes!

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27 Jan 2023

Great evening! Chef Paco is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. He was patient yet directive and worked individually, as needed, with each participant. Made us feel we could easily recreate these recipes at home! Highly recommend!!

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21 Dec 2022

Wonderful class! We went for a birthday and learned a lot. Chef Paco is great at direction while also making it fun. Overall, loved the class and hope to take more of his classes. An expert in pasta making. Would recommend adding bread with the first tomato and mushroom gnocchi course to sop up that delicious sauce.

$ 149 Per person

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Chef Paco
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While using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies, Chef Paco was simultaneously honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants. These experiences working in upscale restaurants and with renowned catering companies, paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania all come together and are on display for all to see during his can't-miss cooking classes.

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