Making Teams organised a Top Chef team building event in Bangkok on 12th August 2017 for 48 delegates from Rolandberger Asia Pacific. The event was a full day program with a scavenger hut around the city in the morning followed by the Top Chef cooking challenge in the afternoon.
The program took place in around the city of Bangkok in the morning. Teams received cryptic clues to unravel visiting well known tourist locations. At each location their were team challenges including team bonding games at Lumpini park. Teams had to compete as many challenges as possible and received ingredient cards for the final morning activity at Klong Toei market. Here they had to search the market. find and barter for the best price for ingredients which they would use to make a mystery starter.
Lunch was taken at the food court at the fantastic Terminal 21 complex at Asok before teams traveled by BTS sky train and then by private long-tail boat to Osha cafe at Asiatique for the afternoon cooking challenge and event finale.
Company / People
Rolandberger is based in 36 countries and has over 50 offices worldwide. This program was arranged by their head office in Munich as part of an annual staff training program in Bangkok and this was the 2nd year in a row that Making Teams had been asked to facilitate the Top chef event. Delegates came mostly from Asia and some form Europe as well including Germany and France. The company specializes in global strategy consulting.
The objectives for this program were to break the ice between delegates and have an enjoyable cooking experience in an informal environment. The aim was for people to get to know each other better and to build bonds as they would be working together on various training projects in the groups during their stay in Bangkok. The team building was the first phase which would also include a final case study for which participants would be in the same groupings.
Teams were briefed that they are going on a morning scavenger hunt, where they need to unravel cryptic clues to pinpoint locations on a map. Once they had unraveled their clues they needed to plan their route and decide how to travel to and from each location.
There were a total of 5 clue locations and they had to visit as many as they could within the time frame. At each location, they had a question to answer, a task to complete and at some locations a team building activity. For every challenge they complete they receive an ingredient card for which they need to buy at the final morning location at Klong Toei fresh market prior to lunch .The ingredients they bought were used to make a mystery starter in the afternoon.
In the afternoon teams were taken to Osha Cafe to take part in a Thai cooking competition. The head chef and Iron Chef champion demonstrated how to make 5 popular dishes. Teams then had to cook and recreate the dishes and present them for judging. The team that scored the most points from the whole days program was awarded the Best Chef aprons and title of Rolandberger Best Chef Bangkok 2017 Winners
|09.00 – 09.15||Briefing at hotel|
|09.15 – 12.30||Visit as many locations as you can within 3 hours 15 minutes including Klong Toei Market|
|12.45 – 13.45||Lunch at Terminal 21|
|13.45 – 14.15||Travel by BTS from Asok to Saphan Taksin|
|14.30 – 14.45||Private Motor Boat Transfer to Asiatique|
|14.45 – 15.00||Arrive at Osha Café at Asiatique|
|15.00 – 15.10||Briefing cooking program|
|15.10 – 15.20||Mystery Starter using the market ingredients|
|15.20 – 15.25||Plate presentation and judging|
|15.25 – 16.05||Chef’s demonstration of 5 dishes|
|16.05 – 17.30||Cooking dishes, tasting and judging|
|17.30 – 18.00||Awarding ceremony winning team|