Team Building


For companies and groups looking for new ways to increase the effectiveness of their staff, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park, in conjunction with Coghlans Cookery School, have team building days all wrapped up, using cookery as a means of improving your team's performance. With a firm emphasis on fun in a learning environment, the practical and informative days help boost staff moral while encouraging teamwork and communication.

On our team building days we look to build confidence and team work through the practical medium of cooking. We look to strengthen communication between the students and also to highlight strengths within individuals. At the same time we can concentrate on any individual weaknesses which will enhance team performance.

We find that the team building process is enhanced by the fruition of tasks, satisfaction is drawn from the ability to see cookery recipes through from beginning to the finished article.  Participants often feel refreshed by the change of environment from their comfort zone. They also feel motivated and rewarded with an enjoyable day which enables them to communicate with members of the team, which they may not have bonded with in the work environment.

We hope that individuals benefit from the day but that the team benefits more, by the increased communication that is developed, the rewards of completing a task outside of their comfort zone and the opportunity to assess individuals within a team environment.

Companies can choose from a wide range of topics, from cooking for friends, to making pasta, desserts and chocolate - and an exercise in food and wine matching.

All team building courses include:

  • Coffee and home-made pastries on arrival
  • Health and safety briefing
  • Two course lunch
  • Hands-on cookery with personal tutors
  • Day's review of work
  • Coghlans apron and goodie bag of your work
  • Prize giving 
  • coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • cookery or produce to take home


Over the past years our team building days have become a great success in breaking down barriers and motivating staff to give that little bit extra when they return to the work place.


There are many topics for you to choose from:

  • Bread Making
  • Italian Cookery - The Best of Regional Italy
  • Desserts and Puddings
  • Gastro Good - Modern British Bistro cookery with a twist
  • Dinner Party - 3 courses of fantastic food
  • Provincial French - cooking rustic and flavoursome


The day can be built around your specific needs... maybe a morning meeting followed by lunch and then a short drive to the Coghlans Cookery School, into the kitchen for your chance to shake those pots and pans. All days finish with a prize giving ceremony for the best team.


Team Building : Half Day Course 

Our half day team building events includes:

  • Ready.Steady.Cook
  • Coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Cookery or produce to take home


Team Building Chocolate Day or Half a Day

Chocolate team building is available for a full or half day. Bring your team along for a great fun time.  They will be shown how to temper chocolate and make truffles.

We will set them the task of producing their own range of truffles with their own packaging design and print the personalised ribbon for their brand name. Each team will give a two minute presentation on their product - the winning team receives a chocolate hamper.

During the event we will serve just the best hot chocolate and have a chocolate fondue on hand to keep the chocolate levels high!!