Welcome to the Wicked Good Chowdah Cookoff culinary team building program!
If you’re a Boston native, you’ll completely understand the description of the game below. If you’re from outside of Boston, you can read the translation that follows:
Alright all you chowda heads, let’s go see if we can’t get yoah team to have a killa time. The Wicked Good Chowda Cookoff is wheah all the fun times ah!
Name yah chowdah: fish, clam ora cahn. We’ll bring the groceries foah yah cooking of coahse: cahtons of cream, budda, onions, cohn, b’daydas, rawreggs, scrod, gaggas, and whatevah ya might want from Stah Mahket or Cumbie’s (but not the packie, you’re on yah roan theah, guy.) Start booking and create yah chowdah. Be pr’payahd t’do some work, t’use y’hahnds and t’make a mess. F’get about calories, fats, and c’lest’rol! Create a chowdah work of aht, a Julier Child rapsha to make the judges go hoopy ovah. Ya can even make that wicked weid red Nooyawka chowdah, if that floats ya dorry. Whea yah from? Southie, Eastie, Dottie, Rozzie, Meffid, from across the rivah or westa Wihsta? It’s time to get townie and staht cookin’.hat team will
Translation: Attention all chowder aficionados, you’re in for a rather enjoyable team experience. The “Wicked Good Chowda Cookoff” (sic) is where the fun times are!
Name your chowder: fish, clam, or corn. We’ll bring the groceries for cooking of course: cartons of cream, butter, onions, corn, potatoes, raw eggs, fish, clams and whatever else you may require from a local supermarket (but not the liquor store, our apologies, but that is solely up to you.) Move quickly and create your chowder. Be prepared to do some work, to use your hands and to make a mess. Forget about calories, fat and cholesterol! Create a chowder work of art, a rapture that will make the judges extremely excited. You can even make Manhattan clam chowder if you so desire. Whether you’re from South Boston, East Boston, Dorchester, Roslindale, Medford, Cambridge or west of Worcester, Massachusetts engage your inner Bostonian and start cooking.
What team will capture the highest accolades? Is your team very smart or not so intelligent? Play hard but fair, the judges have a high standard of integrity. You can truly desire the top prize, but really the most important qualities are whether your chowder’s weird, worthless, bizarre, or really exceptional. Let’s eat and pray that your chowder is of a high quality indeed.
Create a memorable experience for the group
I think it went very well, the class members had fun – always a good sign! Thanks again!
Richard was a great team leader and helped everyone in the group feel completely comfortable and he got several laughs from the bilingual audience haha! We got great feedback from everyone who attended; it was a great start to the two day integration conference that followed. Thanks again for your patience, flexibility and willingness to work around time zones, venue restrictions, and differences in ingredients and measurements to make this event a great one!
The program was fantastic. Everyone I talked to said that they had a lot of fun and really enjoyed themselves. And much to everyone's surprise, the food turned out excellent. Craig, who was on site facilitating the program was great as well. Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Thanks so much for you and your team for making the ice sculpting event such an enjoyable team building experience for our executives and directors.
The event went great. I think my whole team was very surprised at the outcome. I also learned something from the event and that was never be afraid to step into a leadership role which is a very valuable lesson learned in a different kind of setting. Our conference planning staff was very interested in your service so I have passed on your contact information to Nancy Palleshi. Don’t be surprised if you hear from us again. Thank you!