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Corporate Team Building

Corporate Team Building
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A competitive edge makes the Ready, Steady, Cook Challenge fun

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Fearrington’s corporate offerings include a variety of innovative, fun and effective team building activities to suit your group’s interests and time constraints.

These activities are led by The Fearrington House’s talented culinary team, including Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Wine Director Maximilian Kast.

Programs can be customized to suit your group’s specific needs and may be held in a variety of venues depending on your preferences and group size, such as The Barn, The Fearrington Granary, Old Laundry or Garden Terrace. Located just outside of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Ready Steady Cook

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group Size: 15–100 people
  • Package 1
    • Cost: $125 per person
    • Includes: A Fearrington apron, prizes and a one course lunch at The Fearrington Granary
  • Package 2
    • Cost: $150 per person
    • Includes: A Fearrington apron, prizes and a three course dinner at The Fearrington Granary
  • Package 3
    • Cost: $180 per person
    • Includes: A Fearrington apron, prizes and a three course dinner at The Fearrington House

The Ready Steady Cook Challenge is our signature culinary team building activity. Each team is challenged to create a meal using limited resources and a secret ingredient within a specified time limit. The Fearrington House chefs judge the teams on creativity, use of ingredients, presentation, taste, and of course, team work!

*Do you have a group of less than 15 participants but still want the opportunity to work alongside our world-renowned Chefs? For an extra $50 per person, a Chef will do a cooking demonstration to teach your group how to make an entrée. The group will then be divided into teams and they will be challenged to recreate their own version of what they just learned. Your group is sure to walk away with a few new cooking tips-and-tricks to impress any crowd.

Wine Blind Tasting Challenge

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group Size: 8 people minimum
  • Cost: $85 per person
  • Includes: wine seminar, wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and prizes

Your group will have the opportunity to enjoy a seminar by Fearrington’s Wine Director, Maximilian Kast, on the process of blind tasting wine. Teams will then blind taste three wines and create tasting notes using what they just learned. Max will judge the tasting notes and the winning group will receive “The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert” by Richard Betts from Fearrington’s McIntyre’s Books.

Fearrington Wine & Design

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Group Size: 8 people minimum
  • Cost: $110 per person
  • Includes: Instructions and utensils, painting to take home, and 2 glasses of wine per person

*Add lunch or dinner to Wine & Design to create a full afternoon or evening

Unleash your inner artist with one of today’s most popular group activities, Wine and Design! A certified artist will guide each team member with stroke-by-stroke instructions to ensure participants paint their own unique masterpiece, while sharing the experience with colleagues. We provide everything you need from professional art instruction to paint and brushes. All you need to do is show up, sip and paint!

Please Note

While modest amounts of wine or beer are consumed – and with food – for guests’ safety we highly recommend a designated driver or that guests overnight at The Fearrington House Inn.

Testimonials

  • "Working in an international team setting/global company can be challenging and it is sometimes difficult to… More >

    - Mark Hill, UCB, 2012

    “Working in an international team setting/global company can be challenging and it is sometimes difficult to bond with your team mates on a personal level…when searching for team building exercises…I was seeking a training which was not typical classroom training, personality assessments or other similar offerings, but rather a different approach which would be refreshing and out of the ordinary for my team. What a fantastic time we had. Chef Colin was a pleasure to work with and very patient with our team and the various cultures represented. The experience was very rewarding and allowed us to bond on a more personal level.”

    - Mark Hill, UCB, 2012

  • "Our group had such a fun time cooking [Ready, Steady, Cook] together! We would definitely recommend this… More >

    - Meeting Planner, August 2012

    “Our group had such a fun time cooking [Ready, Steady, Cook] together! We would definitely recommend this experience at Fearrington.”

    - Meeting Planner, August 2012

  • "After exploring our options, Fearrington was our top choice. Another group from our plant had also done the… More >

    - Syvonne Callahan, Novo Nordisk, June 2010

    “After exploring our options, Fearrington was our top choice. Another group from our plant had also done the same team building and everyone enjoyed it! Samantha was great to work with and on top of everything! [The teamwork activities] were so much fun and I loved how organized it all was! I think everyone enjoyed the team building – and talked about it for days!”

    - Syvonne Callahan, Novo Nordisk, June 2010