The Wild Gourmet Challenge With Bear Grylls Survival Academy
Food@Work Ltd (F@W) is a specialist team building provider, with a specific focus on team cooking events, pushing teams to their limit in commercial kitchen settings.
Bear Grylls has become known around the world as the most recognised face of outdoor adventure and The Bear Grylls Survival Academy (BGSA) is the leading provider of survival courses to corporate and private clients. Now, we are collaborating to offer your team a completely new and unique culinary survival experience, The Wild Gourmet Challenge. This experience combines the challenge of cooking a gourmet meal as a team with very best of outdoor raw survival skills.
The event is co-facilitated by F@W chefs and Bear Grylls's survival experts.
A variety of culinary survival elements are included, which vary depending on the itinerary you select. The focus is on planning, producing, and sharing a gourmet meal in the wild.
Foraging for raw ingredients
Learning the basics of hunting/fishing
Building fires and shelters for cooking and dining
Cooking and eating a 5-star gourmet meal together in a “fine dining” forest setting.
Typical Bear Grylls survival challenges you may have seen on the telly!
Learning & Development (L&D) – optional
The programme is perfect as a stand-alone team bonding experience or can be integrated with bespoke L&D sessions for added, longer term team building value for the team. One of the F@W learning development facilitators will work with the team throughout the experience. They will run some upfront learning sessions, observe the team throughout the experiential challenge and support the team drawing out their key learning through the experience.
Why this works
This is a team challenge that will test the depths of your team-working skills and performance through a true-to-life culinary outdoor adventure.
It is a perfect balance for those teams that want a challenging outdoor experience but without really tough physical endurance requirements. For this reason The Wild Gourmet Challengeis suitable for all members of the team, and suitable for all teams, from graduates right through to senior executives. The flexible, adaptable format is guaranteed to forge better relationships within your team. Everyone has a vital role to play and there’s nowhere to hide! With pressure that's both daunting and exhilarating, it is a dynamic way to discover your team’s true performance potential. If you have what it takes, get into our WILD kitchen, and remember what Bear says...“it may hurt a little!”
We are currently working with a fantastic property bordering The New Forest, Hampshire, UK. This luxury hotel has wonderful opportunities for foraging, and a clearing in their woods for us to setup our " Wild Kitchen". The property also offers facilities for team meetings, accommodation and additional catering should you want to build these options in pre- or post The Wild Gourmet Challenge
POA - Price is dependent on what type of itinerary you select and your group size. Pricing is provided in proposals - Enquire below or call us to discuss.
If you think this format is perfect for your team, please be in touch and we will provide a proposal for you to suit your specific needs