Development a la Carte


Combining teambuilding with food for memorable events for over 12 years.

Need to inspire employees for greater creativity? Celebrate success? Show appreciation?

Does your Board or department need a team building event to kick-off leadership training?

Do your people need a refresher on collaboration and communication?teamwork and ease workplace tension?

Then forget about the motivational speaker and the lame team building exercises! Come prepare a meal and have a great time doing it. If your folks don’t cook, all the better!

Development a la Carte is about learning new skills while developing relationships and a deeper appreciation for cooperation. This team building event offers your people the opportunity to step up and demonstrate leadership, problem solving, and communication skills while working together toward a mutual goal: Let’s eat! 

We have a variety of choices and locations to fit all budgets.Our programs can be completely customized to your training objectives.


Premier: This six hour program includes an online behavioral assessment (DiSC, Team Dimensions Profile) a social with wine and hors d'oeuvres, the preparation of a gourmet four course meal in an elegant, upscale setting, professional facilitation, debriefing of the assessment and team building training at a follow up session. This option is ideal as a kickoff to a leadership event, Board retreat, or as a way to take an outstanding team to the next level.

Minimum 6 participants. Over 10 requires a second facilitator.

Classic: This three hour program includes preparation of a three course meal in a restaurant or hotel, professional facilitation and debrief.  Programs offered include a Iron Chef, Cast Iron Chef (outdoor cooking), Chili and Chowder Cook-offs and others. 

Wine service is additional. Minimum 8 participants. Over 12 requires a second facilitator.

Deliciouis Breaks:This 60-90 minute program is ideal for meetings, short lunches and breakout sessions. Programs offered include One Potato Two Potato, Start Your Day Right, Pasta Salad Bar, What's for Lunch?, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Scrambled Teams, Cupcake Creations and more.