Culinary Teambuilding

Culinary Team Building with Julie Hasson and Jon Lagardere

If the company picnic isn’t cutting it, you are in the right place. Trade the typical ho-hum team building activity for the heat of the kitchen, and try this new healthy recipe for building teamwork. Get fired up with your colleagues during this 2-hour, fast-paced kitchen competition brimming with culinary adventure and fun. Our culinary team building is exciting and delicious, and is run by two experienced chefs with over 20 years of culinary experience. We are based out of both San Francisco and Portland, and can travel to other cities as well.

We can customize the event (either onsite or off) based on your particular needs. We have also taken into account dietary restrictions to accommodate your team members. Choose from different delectable menus, such as:

Vegan Sushi
Wrap & Roll
Waffle Mania
Taco Loco
Skewer & Dip
Panini Party

The competition heats up as guests are divided into teams to work through a series of culinary challenges. Armed with a base recipe, the teams select their ultimate ingredients and flavors from our abundant pantry.

Strategy, delegation of tasks, and efficient communication are all crucial for the win. Prizes based on presentation, teamwork, and taste. When the competition is over, participants will come together to sample each other’s creations. Your office will be talking about the culinary adventure for years to come.

For more information about pricing or to book an event, contact Julie Hasson at: (503) 567-9763 or by email at or Jon Lagardere at (415) 613-3660 or by email at

Julie’s Bio:

Julie Hasson is a chef, educator and cookbook author, with over 20 years of experience in the food industry. Julie has authored 7 cookbooks (Vegan Diner, 150 Best Cupcake Recipes, The Complete Book Of Pies, 125 Best Cupcake Recipes, 125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes, 125 Best Chocolate Recipes and 300 Best Chocolate Recipes, along with two new upcoming vegan cookbooks), and has contributed extensive articles and recipes to Bon Appetit, Cooking Light and Vegetarian Times magazines. Julie currently runs a hip food cart called Native Bowl, in Portland, Oregon.

Jon’s Bio:

Jon Lagardere is a private chef  and native of Los Angeles, he helped his celebrity clientele reach their wellness goals and look fabulous at the same time. In his current role in San Francisco, Jon continues his private chef business while promoting food as medicine to maintain a long and healthy life. Having been in the food business for over 10 years, Jon continues to expand by teaching team building and leadership workshops with food and wine. Additionally, Jon’s passion for wine has helped him make lots of new friends while sipping his way through the many fabulous restaurants and wine bars all over town.

5 Responses to “Culinary Teambuilding”

  1. Renee Hipp April 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm Permalink

    I have a client that would like to have a team building event on May 1 following a conference in town. I have 30 to 35 people. Can you accommodate this many?

  2. Danielle May 3, 2014 at 12:13 am Permalink


    My name is Danielle and I am the clinical coordinator for a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Malibu. I am looking to inquire into doing a team building event and see what other team building/therapeutic activities and services you offer. Additionally, I would like to request information, pricing, and the potential possibility of any availability on May 8th, 2014, if not available then to perhaps schedule a monthly (or more frequent) visit for the future. Please call me to discuss further at 818.795.5492

    Here’s some information about our facility should you be interested:

    We are a treatment center, with a non-profit affiliation, 2 transitional livings, and are providing treatment for half the cost (of other centers in the area), and offer frequent scholarships. Also, our Clinical Director has on site organization Big Heart Ranch, working with the wounded warriors (soldiers recovering). I am interesting in working with a ropes course/team building company to provide our clients the experience. I think it is also valuable to our staff and may want to do that as well. I would invite you to see our webpage:

    Please if someone could call me at818.795.5492.

  3. Julie July 21, 2014 at 11:56 am Permalink

    Hi Julie,
    I have a team of 12 colleagues who would like to do a cooking competition/team building activity the afternoon of 7/31/14. Are you available that day? If so, do you have a space available where this could take place, or would we have to secure the space?
    Thank you for your help!
    Julie, as well : )

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