In the current climate, any form of social event for companies is nigh on impossible. We are all craving a bit of light relief from the daily grind of work; a chance to socialise with colleagues would be amazing. Most of us are working from home, so our horizons are very narrow. Yes, we may be able to get out for a meal or a drink, but life as we knew it pre-Covid has been seriously compromised.
However, all is not lost, at least on the entertainment side of things. Some innovative companies have come up with some ingenious ideas for getting large teams together for some fun, albeit virtually.
Jenius Social have come up with a brilliant idea for an interactive online cookery class. One of the most popular classes is the Maestro Chef Challenge. Check the link here: virtual group cookery
To start, they introduce the guests on Zoom with an ice breaker activity, followed by a cocktail masterclass. Then the challenge begins! Broken up into teams, groups collaborate alongside their teammates with their ingredient box and guess the contents of the mystery ingredient and their main dish. Then it’s on to the kitchen where everyone prepares their meal.
Whether it’s a team building activity or client engagement social, their fun cooking challenges are guaranteed to bring out the inner Masterchef in everyone!
They have come up with a Virtual Cocktail Making Class that guarantees 100% interactivity.
To give you an idea of how it works, before the class they will send each person a box a full of the equipment and ingredients they’ll need for the class, they’ll just need to provide ice, a chopping board, knife and glassware. They do include ingredients for 2 cocktails of each taught as well as the welcome and competition cocktail so if someone has someone else in the household with them they can make one for someone else. They will send information before the class on the best way to set up a bar so you’ll be ready to start the class. Their mixologist will also quickly go through this at the start of the session to make sure everyone is good to go. They can also offer non-alcoholic kits as well so any non-drinkers can participate.
As for the format of the class, they will invite everyone to a Zoom, or preferred service, waiting room and once everyone has joined the mixologist will start the class. The class last around an hour and a half. The mixologist will give a brief overview of the cocktail and the class will be able to make the drinks along with them. After each cocktail made the mixologist will ask everyone how they got on which brings in a great social aspect. They do encourage people to be un-muted during the sessions to bring a better interactive element to the experience.
They also include a mystery ingredient in your box which you’ll be using for the competition portion of the session. Each guest will get 8 minutes to create their own cocktail with ingredients from the box any anything they may have at home.
You might be missing your evenings at the pub and the pub quiz, but never fear, help is at hand. The creative team at Wildgoose have come up with the answer. The virtual team quiz has been designed to replicate the pub quiz, a chance to let your hair down and have a laugh after work. Played in teams, it can be as competitive as you like! It’s a great opportunity for social interaction and is a definitely a morale booster.
Another great challenge from Wildgoose. The remote Event Manager will set the scene with a tense virtual briefing, detailing why participants must escape! Teams will then be faced with a locked study that they must virtually break out of
before they run out of time. Using their own smart devices, participants will work their way through a myriad of clues by tapping on the objects throughout the room. They must progress through the three stages of The Virtual Escape challenge as quickly as they can, while correctly completing questions and challenges as they go. Teams who employ a thoughtful strategy and manage their time carefully shall prevail. The aim of the game is simple; solve the clues to crack the code and break free, all before you run out of time. Here is a typical game in action: virtual escape
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