CULINARY TEAM BUILDING: An innovative way to unleash the power of teams

  • 27 May 2010
  • 18:30 - 20:29
  • Tsunohazu Kumin Center, 7F - Cooking Room (


  • *Inclusive of 5% sales tax.
  • *Inclusive of 5% sales tax.

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"In a study by the Center for Creative Leadership of top American and European executives whose careers derailed, the inability to build and lead a team was one of the most common reasons for failure. Team skills, which had been of little consequence in a similar study in the early 1980s, had emerged as a key mark of leadership ten years later. By the 1990s, teamwork became the most frequently valued managerial competence in studies of organizations around the world."
- Daniel Goleman, Working with Emotional Intelligence

The use of work teams is the most powerful organizational concept since the Roman Legions. Where teams have been effectively organized and led, the list of team outcomes have led to dramatic improvements in productivity, customer service, quality, process management, innovation, cost effectiveness, job satisfaction, morale, and financial performance.

Good managers have always fostered teamwork. But highly effective leaders are now showing the performance power of building a team-based organization.

However, team building is not an easy task. Teams require training, compatible work flow, compatible organization structures, a supportive management, and yes, even creativity and innovation!

We therefore invite you to experience this most innovative and "out-of-the-box" team building technique through the use of the culinary art that will surely delight both your professional and gastric appetites!

The event will be facilitated by Mr. Norman Grant, President, Starclusters--a team building consultancy serving multinational organizations in Japan. So come and join us and prove that "many cooks" can indeed make a delicious 3 course meal through total communication and teamwork. Who says you can't learn while eating and having fun?!

What we will cover

  • Team cooking (3-course meal so bring your own aprons!)
  • Dining together (with wine!)
  • Debriefing session (the learning part!)
Expected results
  • New friendships formed
  • An experiential understanding of the power of teamwork and teams
  • A delicious meal you can savor to your heart's content as you literally enjoy the fruits of your and your team's cooking!
Cooking RoomWorkshop format/style

Team "cooking stations" and facilitated cooking cum team building instructions

Who should attend
  • Company Heads (Presidents, Country Managers, GMs)
  • HR Heads (HR Vice Presidents, HR Directors)
  • In-house Training Professionals
  • Or any one who is interested in unleashing the power of teams in his/her organization!

SIGN-UP NOW as the number of "cooks" are limited to 18 due to venue limitations. Dinner will be "eat what you cooked!"

1. Members can bring guests of their own.
2. Please let us know if you have allergic tendencies towards foods/drinks.
3. Cancellation Policy: All registration payments are final. No refunds will be made for cancellation or no-shows.
4. RSVP Deadline: On or before May 21, 2010 as there is limited capacity.

Access Map & Directions

Tsunohazu Kumin Center, 7F - Cooking Room

Access Map

4-33-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku (03-3377-1373)
By Bus:
Junisha Ikenoue Bus Stop of Keio Bus No. 41, 45, 51
By Train:         
5 min walk from Oedo line  Tochomae sta.  Exit A5

10 min walk from JR Shinjuku Station South Exit

8 min walk from Hatsudai Sta. on the Keio New Line

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