The ‘Bake Off’ package has been designed to challenge teams and build relationships through three challenges, each of which mirrors the format of the popular show.
The ‘Showstopper’ challenge tests delegate’s skills by working in pairs to create a showstopper dish with a chosen theme. The ‘Signature’ challenge allows amateur bakers to showcase their skills with classic tried and tested recipes, whilst the ‘Technical’ challenge pushes delegate’s technical knowledge and experience, by requiring them to prepare a recipe with only limited instructions. Delegates are given two hours to complete each challenge before the SEASON judges each dish on taste and professional appearance.
Meeting bookers can choose from a full day session, incorporating all three challenges, or can book shorter sessions focusing on just one of the available challenges. The package has been designed to bring delegates together to learn the fundamentals of cooking within a team, using ingredients from the larder and on-site kitchen garden.
Sylvain Gachot, manager at SEASON’s cookery school, comments, “We are delighted to launch the Bake Off package for corporate team building events. We are always looking for innovative and creative ways to enhance our corporate offer and, with the popularity of the Great British Bake Off, this new package is set to become a real favourite with clients. There’s been a big increase in demand for baking classes and this package offers an exciting workshop, which will test the performance of a team in creative and fun trials. We are confident the new package will be very attractive to the M&E market and, most importantly, will provide fun and fulfilling team building events as well as sending delegates home with the skills to ensure there are no more soggy bottoms when they’re baking at home!”
Located within the impressive 63-acre grounds of Lainston House, an Exclusive Hotel near Winchester, Hampshire, in a stunning 17th century grade II listed well house, SEASON features a state-of-the-art kitchen with six double sided workstations, demo area and an informal private dining room. SEASON offers a range of interactive, educational and entertaining classes designed to challenge teams and build relationships in an inspired team-building experience for the corporate sector.
Each challenge is priced at £50 per person, with a delegate’s apron bolt on available at £20 per person. The ‘Technical’ and ‘Signature’ challenges can host up to 36 delegates in teams of three per work station, and the ‘Showstopper’ challenge can host up to 24 guests, with teams of two per work station.