Market Basket Challenge


This kitchen activity has become a client favorite. The Market Basket Challenge is a three-to-four-hour hands-on culinary experience that begins with a 90-minute Iron-Chef-style competition. Our loft kitchen will be ready and waiting for this culinary race.

Before your group arrives, you will select a culinary theme for the competition [Italian, Mexican or Asian]. At the event, your group is divided into smaller teams. Each team receives an identical market basket filled with seasonal ingredients to create your entrée. There is open pantry with additional ingredients for all to share in their creations.

Our culinary advisors are there throughout the cooking competition to offer safety and skill guidance. The creative aspect is totally up to each team. The teams work in the kitchen for about 90 minutes, each striving to fashion the winning concept. When the kitchen activities are completed, everyone retreats to the dining room to enjoy their creations.

As you eat, our professional chefs judge the flavor, presentation and creativity of each team’s dish. We will announce the winning dish and award culinary prizes at the end of the meal.

This program is truly a masterpiece of culinary team building.

Your event will include

  • Wine and Hors d’oeuvres reception
  • Three-course meal with seasonal wines
  • Professional cooking instruction
  • Personalized aprons
  • Recipes
  • Digital photos
  • Prizes for the winning team
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