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Why Having Your Team Building Activities at Beit Sitti is The Way To Go

At Beit Sitti, we work directly with you to come up with team-building activities that start with icebreakers, followed by a cooking competition and the teams get judged based on the plates they serve. Of course, they all end up sitting together for a delicious meal.

We have a bunch of set team building games that you can enjoy, starting with:

The “how well do you know your team” game. The idea behind this team building game is to give team members the incentive of earning what they need to continue and also shows them that they need to choose wants over needs to be able to compete in the marketplace

Price: 35 JOD per participant (minimum 5 guests) + 16% sales tax

Included in the price is lunch or dinner, as well as coffee and tea.

This team-building activity is based on 3 parts:

Choosing Ingredients – Earning ingredients – Cooking

Core competencies: Creativity, communication, teamwork and delegation

The team leader will be assigned the task of coordinating between the cook, judges and organizers, and the team and help delegate tasks between team members.

Itinerary

Teams arrive and get acquainted and ready, wash hands and have some lemonade

Beginning of #icebreaker, instructions read loudly and to team members

Company to answer questions, hence allowing Beit Sitti coordinator to facilitate the game

Game: Earning my ingredients?

  • A form is given at the beginning of the session with a list of ingredients
  • The team decides on what to prepare and are only allowed to use a number of ingredients
  • One by one, team members will be asked questions in order to earn the ingredients of the dish to be prepared
  • The team has 40 minutes to prepare the dish and present it to the judges
  • Beit Sitti is in charge of monitoring winners and giving them the ingredients

All groups to begin preparing the main course

Dishes are presented

Lunch/dinner is served

Refer to menu offerings: www.beitsitti.com/menu

Judges grade contestants based on:

  • Cleanliness
  • Organization
  • Teamwork
  • Team Leadership skills
  • Following instructions
  • Enthusiasm

And then, we announce the winning team

Followed by the “assemble your infographic” game. This is a team-building activity where you have to create your own infographic before cooking. Using your infographic board, you will discuss the steps to be used in preparing the dish and then you have to follow them step by step.

A lot of times, this game aims at showing participants that if they do not plan accordingly, they will not execute properly.

Price is 40 JOD plus 16% tax per participant and includes lunch or dinner as well.

Itinerary

Teams arrive and get acquainted and ready, wash their hands and have a drink

Beginning of icebreaker: Instructions read loudly and communicated to team members

Game: A board with pictures is distributed and guests have to prepare an infographic to follow the recipe

All groups to begin preparing the main course

Dishes are presented

Lunch/dinner is served

Judges grade contestants

Grades out of 5, each point deducted will be deducted from the total points gained for:

  • Cleanliness
  • Organization
  • Teamwork
  • Team Leadership skills
  • Following instructions
  • Enthusiasm

 

Our Third and most effective team building game is “budgeting”… how to get what I want…

This game is aimed to show you how an organization could operate in the span of 3-hours. We begin with a concept (the theme of the restaurant) followed by the menu (discussing what can be done within the organization or start-up) taking into account a hurdle in the budget. Finally, going into implementation.

Budgets allocated – action plan – ingredients collection – plan – recipe – cooking

Core competencies: Organization, planning, teamwork, decisiveness, negotiation skills

Itinerary

Meeting point, where teams to arrive and get acquainted and ready, have a drink and a light snack

Beginning of icebreaker, instructions communicated to the team members

Action Plan

A form is given at the beginning of the session with a list of requirements needed for the team to prepare lunch, budget for the day is handed out

The team has to prepare an action plan and delegate between team members

Teams set out to the market, on foot or using public transport- no personal cars…

Plan of action set and a menu written and designed

The team has 45 minutes to prepare the dish and present it to the judges

All groups to begin preparing the main course

Dishes are presented

Lunch/dinner is served (Menu can be discussed ahead of time)

Judges grade contestants

Grades out of 5, each point deducted will be deducted from the total points gained for:

  • Cleanliness
  • Organization
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership skills
  • Following instructions
  • Enthusiasm

Winners are announced

  1.     We have set team building games that we create based on the competencies that you’re trying to develop during your corporate retreat

 We also provide different team building activities to different organizations based on what they are trying to achieve

Let us know what your aim is, and we can create a fun team building game for you!

One game we did with Ikea was when their CEO came all the way from Sweden and we prepared a team building game for them, by giving them an Ikea Catalogue with instructions on how to assemble their own Makloubeh!

The giveaways were also made so that guests could assemble their own zatar manakeesh at home. 

Another game we did with Chain Reaction, a Digital Marketing agency, was the listening game. Instructions were read once to see if team members will be able to follow them without asking for details. This focuses on participants’ listening skills, to see if they understand a task once its given or just act and do it as they are used to.

  1.     Working as a team

When you cook together at Beit Sitti, no one is left out. Teamwork and delegation is just as important as getting the final result correctly.

  1.   The Place is booked especially for you

You have the whole place to yourself, to present whatever you need to your guests or team members. Also, we like to have a time of reflection after cooking which is very beneficial. 

  1.     You are working towards a goal

The best thing about our team building activities is that you see the final product of what you were working on right away, see it, taste it, and feel it. And you can actually get rated on it. It makes perfect sense.

  1.     You can go places by foot (vegetable market, treasure hunt)

Beit Sitti is conveniently located in Jabal Al Weibdeh which is within walking distance from a lot of places that you can walk to in downtown Amman, Paris Square, parks, and more, all of which can be included in our team building activities.

  1.     Introducing team members abroad to our culture (heritage)

If you have guests coming from abroad looking to do something exciting and meet locals, or for international organizations getting guests from abroad, this is the perfect place for your dinners or lunches, to avoid talking strictly business and just cooking together instead as well as to introduce your coworkers from abroad to our Arabic food and culture. 

  1.     Food is included

One of the most exciting things about doing team building activities at Beit Sitti is the fact that you get to reap the delicious fruits of your labor.