Last week we took a team to Cook for Good as part of a wider corporate initiative to give back to the community and do some team bonding away from the office. It exceeded all expectations.
Like all great ideas it’s a simple concept; its brilliance lies in its execution and the enthusiasm and warmth of the people who run it. The basic premise is that you all cook a delicious meal in a professional kitchen and at the end you all sit down and eat it together. The additional food goes to the community pantry and the cost of the event goes back into the project.
It is so much fun, just the right side of challenging, so you really do have to pull together as a team, but supported enough so that you can giggle your way through. The food is delicious and there is something about cooking for each other and sharing a meal that builds connection. Everyone had a wonderful time.
We were lucky enough to have a few people also work in the Pantry, and here you get to see the project’s heart. The attention to detail and the bright energetic volunteers make it a lovely place to be, not just a place to get assistance. I would say it’s the kind of place that reminds you of the best parts of being human.
If you're looking for an unforgettable culinary adventure that strengthens your team and gives back to the community, Cook for Good is an absolute must. Prepare to be inspired, delighted, and moved by the incredible spirit of this project. You won't be disappointed!