A Punto – How building communication with cooking classes benefit corporate teams?

How building communication with cooking classes benefit corporate teams?

There are many reasons why team-bonding activities bring people together in the work place. Fun activities help people see each other in a different light, allowing them to connect in a different setting. Activities also improve workplace projects that involve teamwork. After completing team building activities together, employees better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses, and interests. This understanding helps them work event better together on future progress vital to a company.

Cooking classes is one activity that works well for any type of group. There is no need to be athletic, or competitive. Cooking together allows leaders to see how the team is handling communication and problem solving in a short time frame. By working together on a simple task, team members begin to see what works and does not work. Hands-on, or ‘learning by doing’, is one of the most effective ways to teach a person a new skill. So why does it work?
Because food unites us all, celebrations are often held in places where food is involved. With the holidays upon us, where will the family unit congregate? The kitchen. Food is festive, and the kitchen is the perfect environment for people to learn new skills.

A Punto in Madrid is a cooking school, a book shop specialized in cook books, and a place where people come to learn about gastronomy and wine. A Punto was born from the desire of its three partners to make Madrid the place where gastronomic culture could have his spreading. Two kitchens are available for hands on cooking classes for up to 50 people. Most re-known chefs in Madrid offer authentic Spanish cooking classes, starting with a tour of the market, and then come back to A Punto to learn the recipes together. At the end of each session, recipes are given to all participants to practice and enjoy at home. Sara Cucala and Ana Lorente, gastronomic journalists, are running the center and offer their professional knowledge to create the courses. Roberta Bruno, marketing manager and wine sommelier focuses on the international part of the business.

To no surprise, communication and working better together is the top reason why people choose team building. Everyone wants a friendly work environment, where people are comfortable and happy to talk to and work with anyone. And of course the best reason for team building is that it actually works.
To learn more about A Punto in Madrid or reserve your next team building activity, contact the Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago at (612) 642-1992.
As always Safe Travel.


Marilyne Bouteiller, a Sales and Marketing Professional and French native, has written short stories for various publications since 2011. As a child, she traveled much of Europe and got into the hospitality industry to follow her love for food and travel. She was exposed to different cultures at an early age, and now enjoys writing about her experiences for i-Meet, the Worldwide Business Community for people who plan meetings and events. Follow her on Instagram @thefrenchinme.


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