Team Building Activity - Cook Off Competition

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Get ready to challenge your culinary skills and your team, and create gold medal-worthy dishes!

In this hands-on team building class with Chef Paco, you and your team will face off in a cooking competition comprised of three rounds. After each round, the judges will crown the creators of the best dishes victorious.

Round one will challenge the traditional way of serving an ordinary mixed green salad, round two will feature a mystery basket of ingredients you must transform into an exquisite epicurean masterpiece, and round three promises to be nothing short of show stopping with its explosive flavor profile and pyrotechnic presentation.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 10
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Cooking Competition, Corporate, Fun, Group, Holiday

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Caitlin K.


08 Sep 2021

We booked the mystery basket competition and had an absolute blast with Paco. My team was saying this was the best teambuilding event they've ever done :) I highly recommend it!

Hannah N.


06 Dec 2019

Overall we had a great time at the cook-off event, though the setup was not clear to us beforehand - we were split into teams and then each given a "mystery protein" and then 15 minutes to create a dish. Ingredients were already pre-prepped and cut for us which I didn't know would be the case. The event was mostly the teams collaborating to figure out what to make with their protein and Chef Paco providing guidance throughout so this is not an actual cooking class if that's what you're looking for. We all left very full though since we each basically had 4 meals (there were four "rounds" of cooking for us)! It was a great time overall, just different from what I expected.

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Melissa B.


27 May 2022

Chef Paco exceeded my fiancé’s and my expectations for a private cooking class! We learned so much while indulging in amazing food! The flavors of the food were so thought out and delicious. He was very welcoming and professional. It was for sure a 5 star experience. Would recommend and want to go back to do another class with him!

$ 149 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.

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Chef Paco
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Chef Paco has been honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants as well as using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies. Chef Paco’s upscale restaurant and catering experiences paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania are all woven together in his incredible cooking classes that you won’t want to miss!

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Chef Paco will travel to guests within Chicago for this experience.

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