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Our Team – Alina Bista, Sales Manager

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When you, or a member of your team contact Social Cooking about an event, Alina Bista is the beautiful voice on the end of the phone. Alina has a wonderfully warm personality, is eternally positive and helpful, and is an essential team member. Our events just wouldn’t be the same without her! Today we’re asking […]

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Our Team – Katrina Horton, Owner

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We thought it was time for you to learn a bit more about our team, who they are, what they like, what they eat. Today we’re asking our owner and Managing Director, Katrina Horton, what makes her tick. What did you last cook? KH: Pad Thai. It was Sunday night, and the food stocks were […]

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Matariki Inspiration

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It’s our newest public holiday, finally one with local flavour. Matariki commemorates the arrival of the Pleiades in our night skies, and marks the winter solstice. It is also a time for communities to come together and celebrate. When we thought about Matariki, we realised that our knowledge of what this holiday actually means is […]

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Join us for Team Building, Wellington!

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We’re finally back Wellington! Social Cooking now has pop up venues available for us to host our unique Masterchef style team building challenges at either Miramar Bowling Club, or in Wellington’s CBD! Social Cooking has been under new ownership since 2019, and a new team means a better, more professional experience every time. We’ve streamlined […]

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Organizing a team event? Look behind the scene

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One would think you simply start with a date, venue, food menu and an activity of some sort! Done. Well, there’s much more that goes on behind the scene. While some organizers will have clear picture of what they want for their team, many will just start with a generic statement – let’s see what’s […]

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A Mothers Day Treat

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It’s time for a Mothers Day treat, and what Mum doesn’t love something hand made? This white chocolate, almond and raspberry bark fits the bill perfectly. Super easy to make and to tailor with what ever toppings you choose (change out the white for dark chocolate), this Mother’s Day treat is one Mum will love! […]

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How to build the perfect team

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How do you build the perfect team? According to Google’s Project Aristotle, culture is key. This video from Tech Insider gives a succinct insight into how a perfect team is produced. Charles Duhigg, journalist and author of “Smarter Faster Better,” explains the insights he gathered while spending time with Google’s Project Aristotle, a research team […]

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Staff still WFH? How about a hybrid event?!

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As we move into a new phase of the pandemic, workplaces are moving to a hybrid work model. Some staff WFH, some work in the office, some are a combination of both. So we’ve joined the hybrid trend, with a new hybrid event. We introduced Digital events in 2020, which have proven popular with our […]

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Life at Red Covid-19 Update

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Changes to Red light setting from 25th March 2022 – Social Cooking can now host up to 50 guests onsite and up to 200 guests offsite (indoor). Vaccine passports are no longer required as a condition of entry. Social Cooking is committed to continuing to provide a fun and stressfree event for everyone involved during […]

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It’s time to book your Christmas party Auckland!

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Have you booked your Christmas party, Auckland? We know it’s another odd year, it’s hard to plan too far ahead, but imagine if you missed out! Our advice would be to start planning your Christmas event now. We are ready and waiting to take bookings for your Christmas party. We’ve already received bookings for some […]