What if you could score a team morale touchdown in just 90 minutes?
We help teams unwind and bond through our nostalgic, tailgate-inspired cooking experiences.
Let’s be real. Remote and hybrid work policies have changed our work lives. Maybe forever.
Relationships and personal connection are more important than ever, as we look for ways to lean into employee contentment, integrate new hires, and inspire workplace loyalty. It’s no secret that there is an implicit trust and accountability toward co-workers that we have built relationships with.
While we’ve traded up on our often-stressful commutes for a trip to the home office or dining room table, we’ve also given up our spontaneous trips to the company water cooler where we got to chat and brainstorm with co-workers. Important conversations and a shared experience are no longer the everyday norm.
Relationships are key.
You’re probably looking for…
A way to keep co-workers connected and engaged in a remote or hybrid work environment.
A way to raise morale and inspire loyalty in the workplace among co-workers and teams.
A way to promote hands-on fun and boost creativity or for a way to relax and celebrate team wins.
Cheer on the home team with your team!
THE TAILGATE TWIST
This is the ONLY culinary experience that brings your team together to cook elevated tailgate favorites as you cheer on your favorite team!
A delicious and unexpected way to bring your team together to foster inclusivity, personal connection and inspire workplace loyalty. No football experience required!
This is a dynamic 90 minute, hands-on interactive virtual cooking experience where your team will learn how to make 3 gourmet chef-designed soft pretzels all while engaging with each other and cheering on the home team!
This is not your average mall soft pretzel…
Make Mine a Bloody Mary
A fluffy soft pretzel brushed with butter and our exclusive Bloody Mary spice blend – it’s chewy, it’s savory, and it’s perfect for a tailgate.
You Had Me at Pumpkin Spice
Chewy soft pretzels dipped in a delicious glaze that screams fall and topped with a crunchy surprise, creating the perfect sweet treat for your tailgate.
Some Like it Hot Jalapeño Popper
The flavors are a tailgate classic, but when added to a delicious scratch-made soft pretzel, the transformation is something to behold.
But wait, it gets even better…
No tailgate is complete without a drink – cocktail or mocktail – the choice is yours!
While we’re waiting for our dough to rise, we’re going to mix up and garnish a Five-Spice Apple Cider Margarita that will knock your socks off!
And as we do a little toasting and sipping, we’re going to focus in on your personal connections by engaging in some lively team building fun and maybe even a little friendly competition. All in the comfort of your own home kitchen.
This is a dynamic, yet relaxing and refreshing change from your typical corporate events. And the best part? No trust falls!
The Extra Point
Introducing our signature ingredient kit – we make your virtual events fun, easy and convenient by shipping a curated kit full of high quality ingredients to all participants.
Participants will need to provide: 1 can or bottle of beer (non-alcoholic is fine, if preferred), apple cider, tequila (optional), Cointreau (optional), 2 tablespoons of milk (optional)
This isn’t your typical virtual thing. Here’s how we’re different…
The Nitty Gritty
The Tailgate Twist is perfect for teams that are looking for a fun HANDS-ON activity that is the perfect blend of learning and relaxing!
Want a way to integrate new team members in an inclusive setting? Look no further!
Looking to celebrate a win, a milestone or even a holiday? You’re in the right place!
Hi there – I’m Natalie! As a professionally-trained chef with almost 20 years of teaching experience, I have been witness to so many powerful connections over food. I am the previous owner of Ann Arbor Cooks, a recreational cooking school specializing in hands-on cooking classes and team building events. I had the pleasure of working with so many companies on providing exceptional team building events that were designed to boost morale, promote personal connection and accountability, integrate new team members, or merely celebrate together.
My passion for creating extraordinary food experiences and getting people excited about learning and having fun in the kitchen is at the heart of all that I do. I created this corporate experience to bring my team building background and my culinary chops together in an unforgettable and delicious package.