The Great Appetizer Challenge

If you are looking for an event that is similar to our other great culinary programs, but a bit shorter in duration, we’ll love our Great Appetizer Challenge. Your group will tour the world by preparing hors d’oeuvres from every corner of the globe.

As with all our Recipe For Success events, there will be many challenges to meet along the way that will require a high level of communication and collaboration to successfully complete your tasks. Through the use of food preparation, your team will realize their high potentials and understand themselves better collectively as a team.

The group is divided into teams. Each team is challenged to create appetizers that look great and taste even great (no pigs in a blanket here). We provide all of the necessary ingredients, utensils, and recipes.

Once completed, all of the tempting creations will be showcased on a Grand Buffet for all participants to share and enjoy. In the event's finale, the judges will select a champion based on taste, presentation, team work, and leadership.


  • Enhanced teamwork, problem solving and communication
  • Fun interaction and innovation in a delicious environment
  • Great appetizers!

Features: Teams prepare and enjoy a fabulous array of International appetizers!

Ideal Usage:

  • Award trips
  • Retreats/conferences
  • Company celebrations

Group Size: 15 – 300+

Time: 2 – 3 hours including debrief. By using the time already allocated for cocktail hours, this program can help you fit a premier team building exercise into a tightly booked conference schedule. We can also add more team building programs to this to make for a one or two-day team building extravaganza!

Space: Our approach allows us to come to your favorite hotel, conference center, winery or auditorium, allowing for easy planning.


“We had a wonderful time! Facing a set of challenges that were very different than what we do 50-60 hours a week, we all learned different and surprising things about each other and I think everyone appreciated the new perspectives we now have on our colleagues. I think we’ll be a closer, better team for it. You were an excellent, low-key, firm, helpful leader with a great sense of humor. Thanks so much. Everyone wants to do it again – so we’ll be in touch!”
L. S. - Public Broadcasting Systems

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