Team Building

Providing a sense of “Camaraderie through Cuisine”!

Join the list of corporations including those below who have/are using the ‘cooking experience’ for team building, fun and good food!  

  • 4-MOMS
  • ABB ICM
  • Accredo Health
  • Advanced Industrial Minerals
  • Alcoa (5)
  • Allegheny Country Medical Society
  • Altria
  • American Eagle (3)
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Ansys Inc. (2)
  • Bain of Chicago
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Blade Diagnostic (3)
  • Blue Belt Technology (5)
  • BNY Mellon (4)
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Burns White Law Firm
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Carnegie Mellon University (11)
  • Central Data Services
  • Chubb’s Insurance Co.
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Covidien
  • CVS Caremark
  • Deloitte (4)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (4)
  • Direct Energy (2)
  • Evolve Environment: : Architecture
  • Family Foundations (2)
  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Fresensius Medical Center
  • Genetech
  • Gilead Science
  • GNC
  • Goodwill of SWPA
  • GlaxoSmithKline (3)
  • GNC
  • Google (2)
  • Highmark (16)
  • Ingram Barge Company (3)
  • Jones Day Law Firm
  • K & L Gates (3)
  • K & L Gates
  • Komatsu Mining Corp.
  • Koppers
  • LanXess (6)
  • Leeds
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Liberty Travel
  • Manor Care
  • Matthews International
  • McKesson of Canada (2)
  • Mine Safety Appliance
  • Mylan (2)
  • Net Health Systems
  • Nova Chemicals
  • Novartis
  • Omnyx, LLC
  • Philips Respironics (5)
  • PNC (6)
  • PPG (4)
  • Presbyterian Senior Care
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Repsol
  • Robb Leonard Mulvihill Law Firm
  • Schneider Downs & Co. Inc.
  • Seubert Associates
  • Sister’s Place
  • Starkist (2)
  • State Farm
  • Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick & Gefsky Law Firm
  • Talisman Energy USA (4)
  • Target
  • Trinity Consultants
  • United Bank of Virginia
  • University of Pittsburgh (4)
  • UPMC (8)
  • VA Credit Union
  • Verizon
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Westinghouse (5)
  • Winchester Thurston
  • Wounded Warriors

 

Choose one of the following cuisines:  Asian (mixture of Thai, Chinese & Vietnamese), Spanish Tapas,  Italian,  Tex-Mex-Southwestern, American-French and Greek

Participating in our event provides the following:

  • An atmosphere to energize and excite your team
  • A healthy risk-taking environment
  • Encourage networking, mingling and building rapport
  • Incorporate problem-solving, speed and work ethics
  • provide an atmosphere for communication, collaboration and leadership
  • have fun and enjoy good food with your co-workers

Small Group Team Building (held at Chop, WOK & Talk! in the Friendship/Bloomfield area):

  • 6-10 participants can have a three hour session (4 dishes) for $80 per person depending on the cuisine chosen.
  • Class is held at the Chop, WOK & Talk cooking school (5404 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206).
  • 20% gratuity is added for the help of my assistant and there is no sales tax as this is not considered a lunch/dinner.
  • Aprons, chef hats, side towels, a ‘foodie feud game’ will be played  with an award to the winner.
  • At Chop, WOK & Talk! we will work together as a group preparing the menu selections.  Everyone will participate in all  menu selections.
  • Sanitation practices, knife skills, kitchen tricks & shortcuts, as well as cooking techniques will be emphasized.

Larger Group Team Building of 11-40 participants will participate in “THE CHALLENGE” at Allegheny County Medical Society Social Hall on the Northside near CCAC or The Kitchen at Vangura on Route 30 in Irwin:

  • $100 per person for a three hour session (4 dishes).
  • 20% gratuity is added for the help of my team and there is no sales tax as this is not considered a lunch/dinner.
  • $850.00 rental fee for Allegheny County Medical Society Social Hall
  • $1200.00 rental fee for Vangura’s Kitchen (check out the Kitchen by Vangura on U-tube…”state of the art”  facility)
  • BYOB at both venues and no bartender fee

Chop, WOK & Talk! will provide the following for “THE CHALLENGE” of larger groups:

  • your group will be divided into 3-5 teams and each team will prepare their particular dish/dishes in a competitive atmosphere.
  • Aprons , name tags, chef’s hats, a chef’s coat for each team’s ‘head’ chef, all ingredients, equipment & utensils, a rating form, and various “challenges” built into the cooking.

Please call 412-362-0679 for more information, dates, and menu selections.