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  • Team building experiences

    Do you want to energise, develop or reward your team?

    Our professional team are renowned for creating amazing, interactive and challenging team building experiences. Whether just for fun or a more formal, structured event with key aims and objectives, we can tailor your team building experience to meet your needs. From team building cookery days and demonstration events to wine tasting and cocktail making courses, there’s an experience to suit all groups.

    Creating your team building experience

    You can ask us to design a three-course menu that uses local produce and reflects the current season or you can choose a theme from Modern British, Mediterranean or Authentic Italian to Indian for Beginners, Let's Get Baking or Matching Wine with Food.

    Alternatively, we can work with you to design a menu specifically for you.

    The team building experience

    Our team building days are hands on and lots of fun. You’ll be sure to learn something new in the demanding environment of Brookes Restaurant’s kitchen.

    And our professional, creative team are there to support you throughout. The group will learn new skills and techniques while you all prepare a delicious three-course meal to enjoy together.

    Working in small groups under time pressure helps team bonding and cooperation to create more motivated and effective teams.

    Develop your team

    The team building experiences are structured to help develop:

    • Communication
    • Creativity
    • Planning and discussion
    • Working under pressure
    • Recognising different personalities and work styles
    • Learning new skills
    • Teamwork
    • Presentation skills

    A typical day

    Team building experiences start at either 9.15am or 4.00pm. You’ll meet the cookery school team over tea and coffee while the chef talks you through the menu and how the day will run.

    Included in a typical team building day:

    • Welcome refreshments, morning coffee or afternoon tea
    • Cookery School Aprons to wear whilst cooking
    • Tuition and support from our professional chefs
    • Three course meal
    • Recipes from the day
    • "I cannot rate Oxford Brookes University Restaurant highly enough. I have been eating there for about 20 years quite regularly and never had a bad meal... If you haven't eaten at Brookes you don't know what you are missing."

      RajMbj - Trip Advisor
    • "I have been going to Brookes Restaurant for a number of years now and it still is our place to go to celebrate birthday, anniversary, or eat with friends or colleague. The students are attentive and never had a bad meal yet."

      Trudy I - Trip Advisor
    • "I attended Brookes restaurant this evening for my works Christmas meal and was hugely impressed... we can't praise and thank the staff enough for a Christmas do that will remain long in the memory"

      Joel H - Trip Advisor
    • "I went to Brookes restaurant last week and I can say that is one of the best restaurants in Oxford in terms of the food and also the service."

      antonioRato - Trip Advisor