Team Building Activity: Mystery Ingredient Cooking Challenge

Immerse your team in the excitement of a television-worthy cooking competition with this unique team building activity! Your group will split into teams and each will receive a basket of mystery ingredients (along with a few expert tips) from Chef Laura. Teams will work together to create a two-course meal, improvising with their surprise ingredients along the way. Witness your team's problem-solvers, creative thinkers, natural leaders and team players combine their strengths to compete for the win!

Before the energy of friendly competition fills the room, everyone will enjoy a chef-crafted charcuterie board to get the culinary creativity flowing. Next, teams will get to cooking! The fun lies in the mystery, as some teams might be challenged to flourish a spectacular sirloin steak and potatoes, while others might have to get innovative with eccentric ingredients like liquid smoke or tofu. Teams can be judged on their meal's creativity, appearance and overall taste. 

This invigorating activity will come to a close with some quality camaraderie and a chef-prepared homemade seasonal ice cream. Treat the team to a team building event that's exciting and includes great food!


Cured Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board

Prepared in advance by the chef

With crackers and nuts

Challenge No. 1: Appetizer

Challenge No. 2: Main Dish

Mystery Basket Ingredients


Boneless pork chops

Chicken breasts

Chicken thighs

Sirloin steak

Flank steak





Bell peppers







Eccentric or Less Common Ingredients:

Nutritional yeast

Liquid smoke

Fresh horseradish

Dijon mustard

Chow chow

Dill pickles

Homemade Seasonal Ice Cream

Prepared in advance by the chef
  • Minimum Guests 16
  • Maximum Guests 20
  • Event Duration 3 hours

Outside Reviews for Chef Laura

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Jordan T.

23 Jul 2021

My girlfriend and I had such an incredible night and cooking class with Chef Laura. Not only did she teach us how to prepare everything from start to finish, but she made it so much more fun than just a cooking class, chef Laura is now family. The food was absolutely delicious, and it is the best date night and experience we've ever had. Looking forward to doing another one soon, highly recommended!

$ 139 Per person

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Laura is an entrepreneur, personal chef, culinary instructor and recipe developer who brings more than 15 years of professional culinary experience to the table. After graduating from culinary school in Denver, Chef Laura began teaching cooking classes at one of America's leading gourmet foods stores. Today, she owns her own business where she offers dinner parties and small event catering as well as cooking classes.

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