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Best Food-themed Team Building Activities In CBD [2023]

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There’s no doubt about it. On this little red dot of ours, there are a plethora of food options available. It’s no surprise that most of us will definitely be able to find something that is able to satisfy our cravings. In addition, Singapore’s multicultural and multiracial status as a country, also means that we also have a diverse range of cuisines such as Vietnamese, Thai, Malay, and Indian as well. However, what connects a company is not just good food but also, the relationships between its people. So, it’s definitely beneficial for a company and its employees to incorporate team building activities together with food!

Next, the topic of food and eating together has been proven to be very effective in strengthening ties and improving relationships between people. This can also be applied to the workplace! However, just plain eating together at food courts within the CBD area of Singapore may not be to your liking as it probably seems way too repetitive and boring. Perhaps you need something that spices things up. We got you! Here are some of the best food-themed team building activities in CBD.

For more information on how you can better hold a team building activity, you can check out The Ultimate Team Building 2021 Guide In Singapore

Best Food-themed Team Building Activities In CBD

1. Korean Barbecue

Having a Korean barbecue session is a great idea for anyone who is looking to bond with others in a casual setting while enjoying some food. The best part about this activity is that it’s definitely suitable for everyone, regardless of their skills in the kitchen! All the meats are provided to you once you order from the menu. Along with that, most of the grills are already included within the tables themselves. Furthermore, having a Korean barbecue session is also very convenient as there are many Korean barbecue restaurants as food options within the CBD area. Some examples include Don Dae Bak Korean Restaurant, O.BBa BBQ, and much more!

2. Cooking Class

Do you know what’s better than eating? Cooking! If you’re looking to combine both team building and food, then attending a cooking class together with your colleagues may be the way to go! You will not only develop better teamwork via partnering with your colleagues in an attempt to succeed at making the dish but you will also develop a better sense of cultural appreciation due to the wide range of cuisine choices available for cooking classes. Having an experience of a cooking class together will definitely improve your employee’s overall development and relationship with one another. Thus, it’s wise to keep a lookout for cooking classes as your next food-themed team building activity in the CBD area! Last but not least, it provides employees with a sense of satisfaction if they know that the food they’re tasting is a result of their own teamwork.

3. Soup Kitchen Volunteering

Incorporating team building with food doesn’t necessarily focus on just eating. You can take your team building to a whole other level by volunteering at a food-related charity or organization. Helping others makes you happier as well. So, if you’re looking to empower your employees as a whole, you can consider volunteering together to be your next team building activity. By volunteering together, your employees will feel that they are a part of a greater cause and that they’re working towards something that’s meaningful. If you are looking for a place to volunteer together, you can check out Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen.

4. Potluck

The next team building activity we would recommend is having a potluck. This team building activity is usually reserved for celebratory occasions such as Christmas. But who’s to say that you can’t incorporate it into any one of your company lunches or dinners. This food-themed activity can be done regardless of whether your office is in the CBD area or not, that’s what makes it so good! By encouraging everyone to contribute a different dish, the potluck activity helps to bring people together and it also helps to foster better interactivity as well. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to share a collaborative meal together that’s full of different kinds of dishes! Who knows? You may even find your new favorite dish just from a simple potluck activity!

5. Food Tour

Did you know that you and your team can participate in a food tour in Singapore? I bet that some of you didn’t even know that. If you’re interested in finding out more about the different forms of cuisines and foods that are available within our little red dot, then having your very own food tour that’s guided can be a suitable activity for your next cohesion event. You’ll be able to take your employees out of the office through this activity which can help to uplift their moods. Other than that, there’s also another bonus. Your employees will be able to enjoy good food as well from participating in the tour!

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After reading this article that’s so food-related, I’m sure all of your stomachs are probably growling now. However, before you leave, be sure to check out the links below if you are interested in improving your team building sessions as a whole or are seeking more potential ideas for team building activities 🙂

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.