Team Building Activity - Gingerbread House Decorating Duel

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Celebrate the holiday season with a festive team building competition hosted by Chef Doug.

Learn the best techniques to expertly decorate a gingerbread house with Chef Doug, who will travel to your office for this on-site team building event.

After your group forms teams, Chef Doug will demonstrate the basics of decorating the un-assembled parts of the gingerbread house, and will guide you through piping and decorating with royal icing. Each team will learn how to create a magical holiday centerpiece, decorating and crafting with candies, cookies, chocolates, shimmering edible gold and silver confections. After a bit of practice, Chef Doug will start the clock and the teams will start creating.

At the halfway point, teams will take a break while their decorations set and dry while Chef Doug demonstrates making rich, hot chocolate from scratch. Once everyone has had a sampling of hot chocolate, they’ll return to their gingerbread houses for assembly and finishing touches.

Finally, a winning team will be chosen.

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

  • Minimum Guests 15
  • Maximum Guests 25
  • Meal Courses 2
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Corporate, Fun, Group, Holiday, Traveling Experience

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Doug



09 Nov 2022

Our experience with Chef Doug was fantastic! Not only was the food amazing, but he was wonderful company to have over for the evening and he left our kitchen cleaner than it was when he arrived. We can’t wait to try the recipes he left us again and can’t recommend him enough!



14 Oct 2022

Doug was fantastic. He did a ton of prep to get our meal dialed in, and then taught us how to do the shopping for the special ingredients and prepare all the recipes while improving our skills. The food was amazing - a phenomenal meal - and it was great fun spending the day with Doug.



02 Oct 2022

Chef Doug was just excellent. I could tell he really cared about my girlfriend and I learning and having an excellent evening. The food was delicious and I’d be happy to try cooking the main course sometime soon. Chef Doug is an all around good person who gave us a great experience. Would certainly recommend to others and I’m planning to schedule him for my mom’s birthday soon. Thanks!

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Chef Doug has been cooking professionally since age 16. Through his varied career, he's been a sous chef, a caterer and a food and beverage consultant. His talent for adapting professional techniques for home chefs resulted in mastery of home cooking and stoked his passion for helping others. Now, Chef Doug shares his knack for kitchen creativity with hungry audiences who love what he's cooking up.

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Chef Doug will travel to guests within the Bay Area for this experience.

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