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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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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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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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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 […]