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Primary Benefit

Team Building

Secondary Benefits

Have fun

Play together

Resource Management

Negotiation Skills

Create a memorable experience for the group

Friendly competition


The Game
Team Chili Cook-Off
The searing flavors of this fiery festival guarantee that Quixote Consulting’s Team Chili Cook-Off culinary team building activity brings the five-alarm fun to your summer outing! Does your team have a fire in the belly when it comes to their chili recipe? Think they can bring red-hot heat and be crowned chili champion? Then step on up, partners! Show off that chili machismo as you vie for succulent spicy success!<

Teams will start out with the basic chili necessities (the meat and tomatoes, if you will). Ye Olde General Store is open for teams to purchase more ingredients. But teams had better leave their inner-bandito at home. The sheriff keeps a watchful eye and doesn’t take too kindly to sneak-thievin’.

Teams can also negotiate with the hombres from other teams for those last minute needs. But no tusslin’. Sheriff’ll ride you right out of town for that.

If your chili recipe is definitely blue ribbon material, bring it on! Us judges have certainly polished our belt-buckles around a few pots of Texas Red in the past. Shucks, even got some stuck in our cookie dusters. We know good chuck. So make sure your chili is a true hot tamale!

Quixote Consulting’s Team Chili Cook-Off culinary team building activity is both hot and chili con cool!

Training Module or Debrief
An optional debrief can be led by a trained facilitator around recognizing team strengths.

Minimum/Maximum Group Size
Team Chili Cook-Off is great because it’s as flexible as a walkin’ whisky vat is balled up. This hoe-down can be done with anywhere from 8 to 800 people!

Program Length
90 minutes to 3 hours. The program can also be the culmination of a full day of Collaborative Team Quest teambuilding or incorporated into a day or multi-day program using work-style assessments such as MBTI or StrengthsFinder.

Space Requirements
A room large enough for a table for each team to use a portable stove, chop up ingredients, and get cookin’! Large groups can be gather in a ballroom or outdoors.

Take Homes, Extras
Fun, silly prizes can be awarded to top-performing teams and people.




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