Team Building Activity: Duel of the Dumplings

Battle for dumpling bragging rights in this hands-on cooking competition that also functions as an excellent team building activity. Chef Parsati will share her expert methods for making authentic Asian dumplings and dipping sauces completely from scratch. You'll learn how to stuff, fold and cook sumptuous dumplings to enjoy with your group.

Once everyone is well-versed in dumpling-making, they'll split into teams to create their own unique dumpling flavors. Using the various ingredients provided, teams will get innovative and compete to make the best-tasting (and best-looking) dumplings in the room. Discover how this fun competition encourages teamwork and invaluable bonding time! Teams will be judged on flavor, appearance and the creativity of their dumpling name.


All necessary utensils will be provided by the chef. The venue is required to have access to sinks nearby, tables set-up to prep and garbage containers. Chefs are able to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes in advance.

Chicken Dumplings

With ground chicken, napa cabbage, ginger, green onion, soy sauce and sesame oil

Vegetarian Dumplings

With tofu, napa cabbage, ginger, green onion, soy sauce and sesame oil

Various Dipping Sauces

With red ruby dip and soy chili garlic dip

  • Minimum Guests 10
  • Maximum Guests 50
  • Event Duration 2 hours

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22 Sep 2022

Chef Parsati was great for our corporate team building event! She brought everything needed for us to make the dumplings and helped us steam them afterwards for a tasty meal. She included both vegetarian and chicken options and was careful to keep them separate. While we were making them Chef Parsati explained the importance of each ingredient and how it'd contribute to the end taste and showed us multiple ways to fold the dumplings. Our team really enjoyed the event!

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11 Aug 2023

Cooking with Chef Parsati was an awesome experience! She taught us how to cook delicious food while also explaining in great depth the purpose of particular spices and ingredients. It was very fun to cook alongside someone who was so passionate about cooking!

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29 Jul 2023

It's difficult to express the entire range of feelings and flavors that my partner and I experienced, mostly because language is insufficient. Chef Parsati cultivated an experienced that intersected culture and personal experience. We were able to enjoy the flavors of Northern India in a way that fit our personal flavor profile. Her class was an experience that spanned food chemistry, culinary flow, and physiological health benefits. Every herb, ever spice was very intentional. Her passion cannot be over stated. If you are fortunate enough to find a time frame that works for you, do yourself a favor and book an afternoon or evening with Chef Parsati.

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Chef Parsati
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Chef Parsati has a true passion for cooking that includes researching new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, and hosting events for clients with a focus on teaching techniques and keeping the class interactive. Previously, Chef Parsati has worked for Williams Sonoma in a culinary capacity, and was as an instructor for an international education program teaching kids match, science and geography through cooking.

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