The Social Chef Challenge

Cooking for a cause

Imagine living without food for a day or two….difficult isn't it?

Food is one of the most basic needs of all human beings, yet thousands of men, women and children in our country go to sleep hungry not just for a day or two - but at times, for days together.

FocusU brings to you a uniquely blended activity that not just allows you to make a difference to many such people, but also offers you an opportunity to get your team to work together on an exhilarating challenge beyond their daily normal. The Social Chef Challenge! inspires teams to look beyond their own individual and collective issues by experiencing the art of giving and the satisfaction derived out of it. As Sir Winston S. Churchill rightly said, "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

Social Chef
Social Chef Challenge

This extremely flexible and interesting challenge is offered in many formats, primarily depending on the culinary leanings of the team members and the time in hand. It can be setup either indoors or outdoors depending on the location. Only one thing however is constant – which is the fact that when FocusU is involved, every moment for the participants has to be a challenge!

The challenge begins with each of the teams being allocated some limited non-food resources. Teams need to strategize to put these resources to the best possible use – to be able to cook up a sumptuous meal that includes an appetizer and a main course. Nothing is handed out easily. The team must display its ingenuity in sourcing everything – the raw ingredients, the dishes, the place to cook in and of course the much needed cooking fire. While all this happens, they must also be ready to tackle some interesting curved balls that get tossed up their way.

As the clock ticks away, teams get feverishly busy in their chef caps. Team work and creativity get a new meaning when something needs to be created from scratch. While there is a whole lot of fun, it's a serious endeavor. Our qualified judges will look into every nuance of taste, cooking, team work, presentation and cleanliness, when they come by visiting.

But the best part of the challenge is yet to be unveiled.

The final food presentation is done & judged. The teams are awarded small prizes. But the job for the team is not done as yet. The team is asked to hold their breath, as a door opens and a group of people from local shelters are invited in. Serving plates quickly appear – and the team is now offered their final challenge. To serve the food with compassion and dignity to the people who need it so much.

Giving back to society in a meaningful way can be an extremely rewarding team experience. A mission of kindness inspires employees and helps in generating the feeling of oneness.The sense of camaraderie and team work generated in this activity, continues paying returns long after everyone settles back at the office into their daily routines. These small acts of kindness often help teams in channelizing any negative vibes they share to positive energy.

As the lines of a famous poem by Julia A. Fletcher Carney goes:
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden,
Like the heaven above.

If you are looking for a very unique team experience that tugs at the heart strings of your team members, look no further. Invite your team to take The Social Chef Challenge! today.


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