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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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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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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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Auckland Level 3 Update

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Wow, this has been a really long time in level 3 hasn’t it?! We’re increasingly hopeful that Auckland will be back in business on the 29th November. Just in time for us to host your Christmas parties! In the meantime, we felt it was time to give you an update on how we are planning […]

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Corporate Team Building Events

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The sun is coming out, the days are getting longer and spring is here! Now is the perfect time to plan a team building activity or pre-Christmas party! Bring your team to Social Cooking and experience a different kind of team building challenge. Choose from Masterchef, our Mid-Winter Banquet, Mystery Box Challenge, or if you’re […]

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Perfect Burgers – How to Make them

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It seems simple to make perfect burgers. After all, how hard can it be? Anyone who eats burgers regularly knows there is a vast difference between good and bad. It’s often hard to put your finger on exactly why a burger works or doesn’t. Is it the burger patty? Is it the bun? Are there […]

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Corporate Team Events – Short & Sharp Challenges

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Sometimes time is of the essence! When the clock is ticking, but you need to bring your team together, try our Short & Sharp 2 hour corporate team events. Make your own dumplings, take the Burger Challenge or create pizza from scratch. Try our Masterchef Risotto Challenge! Or for something a little different, how about […]

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Mulled Wine Recipe – Winter Warmer

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As many of you know, we at Social Cooking often offer Cocktail Making as one of our optional extras to any event. This winter, we’ve created a Mulled Wine Recipe to serve on arrival, as a delicious winter warmer! Spicy, sweet, with a hint of citrus and apple, Mulled Wine is the perfect start to […]

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ANZAC Cookies Recipe – A Kiwi Classic

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Nothing like a long weekend to make us feel like baking. What would ANZAC day be without ANZAC Cookies! Perfect for morning tea, afternoon tea or even just before bed with a cup of tea, these classic Kiwi biscuits are packed with nostalgia. Bake them and take them into the office to share with your […]