Team Building Activity: Jolly Holiday Cookie Decorating Challenge

Invite some holiday spirit and friendly competition into your office with this festive team building activity. Chef Esh-Marie will lead your team in an exciting demonstration to elevate their holiday baking before letting everyone compete in a cookie-centered challenge. 

To start, everyone will learn how to create decadent hot cocoa from scratch that they’ll enjoy throughout the event. Next, Chef Esh-Marie will reveal the best-kept secrets for how to decorate the most beautiful holiday cookies. Your team will learn how to create fresh royal icing for classic piping techniques before splitting into groups to see whose cookies turn out the most impressive!


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.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Demonstration

Chef demonstrates how to make hot chocolate from scratch that your team can enjoy while decorating

Gingerbread and Cookie Decorating 101

Chef demonstrates how to decorate gingerbread and sugar cookies, how to work with royal icing and flooding and piping techniques

How to Make and Color Royal Icing

Chef demonstrates how to make royal icing for cookie decorating

Team Decorating Challenge

Teams work to create the most festive decorated cookie boards

  • Minimum Guests 15
  • Maximum Guests 35
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours

Outside Reviews for Chef Esh-Marie

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Jill M.

08 Jul 2022

Chef Esh-Marie was a joy & delight to have in our kitchen! We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner that she prepared for us.

Meet your chef

Chef Esh-Marie
Chef Esh-Marie Verified chef

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A native of Northern California, Chef Esh-Marie has built a robust career curating dining experiences and sharing cooking techniques. With over a decade of experience in the catering industry, she is adept at creating impressive menus and pairing wine with foods. Chef Esh-Marie even has her own food and wine-pairing business which is her true passion. There is lots to learn from Chef Esh-Marie, and she is excited to share her know-how!

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