Corporate Team Building

SMALL PLATES, BIG TASTES

Small Plates bring people together Chef Thomas will begin the program with a brief but important orientation of the activity, including safety and basic knife skills. The group then breaks into their teams, either before you arrive, or by us. Each team chooses a "chef de cuisine" and “sous chef”, and is presented with their menu of sensational small plates.

Perhaps they’ll be creating a selection of Spanish Tapas, or Greek Mezethes, or an eclectic selection of small plates from around the world.  No matter, all their senses, problem solving, timing and communication skills will be put to the test as they organize themselves and the timing of their dishes to assure that everything is ready to eat on-time, and in time for each course.

The food preparation for Small Plates, Big Tastes lasts for approximately 90 minutes.  At last, it’s time to admire the fruits of your labors ~ a meal worthy of a fine restaurant.
 
It's during dinner when the real team building occurs. Now the ice has broken and a new paradigm of behavior has begun, people bond even further while dining together. This is the "magic time"—when everyone starts sharing about who they really are when not a company employee.

To reinforce this experience participants are asked to discover the meaning of the exercise, what they’ve learned from it, and how to apply it to their current working world.

Some Small Plates, Big Tastes menu choices may be:

  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Roasted Figs with Melted Gorgonzola Centers
  •  Mussels in Tomato and Garlic Sauce with Crusty Bread
  •  Feta, Onion & Tomato Turnovers
  •  Peppered Roasted Filet with Gorgonzola
  •  Asiago and Pepperoni Puff Pastry Pizzas
  •  Chicken Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  •  Panko-Crusted Shrimp with Tamarind-Honey Dipping Sauce
  •  Raspberry Chipotle Pork Tenderloin Baguettes
  •  Chicken Kebabs with Harissa Yogurt Sauce
  •  Eastern Shore Crabcakes with Homemade Tartar Sauce
  •  Polpettini: Little Meatballs Braised in Tomatoes, Garlic and White Wine

For groups up to 20 guests, select 5 Small Plates
For groups of 21-25 guests, select 6 Small Plates
For groups of 26+ guests, select 7 Small Plates

Small Plates, Big Tastes is priced from $78 per person.
All prices are inclusive of food, staff, and non-alcoholic beverages.

 For more information or to schedule your team’s event, call Chef Thomas at 443-865-0630, or e-mail your questions to: thomas@fortheloveoffood.com