12 May 2014
Fancy yourself a bit of a whiz in the kitchen? Put yourself to the test at CPIT's new Campus Chef cooking challenge evenings.
Restaurant manager Jason Newton says Visions on Campus, CPIT's restaurant and function venue, can now be hired out for "Campus Chef" team-building evenings.
At Campus Chef evenings groups hire out the Visions kitchen and compete in a series of food challenges to become a master chef.
"Usually 'contestants' come in and we split them into groups and they compete by cooking different meals. They are marked on their food and teams are awarded prizes. A Visions chef is on hand to help and we do all of the prepping and cleaning up," Newton says.
"We can either provide the food for the evenings or groups can bring their own in. It's really flexible. We can even include blind food tastings and quizzes depending on how much time the group wants to spend in the kitchen."
The Campus Chef nights can cater for groups of between 20- 120 people and are often finished off with drinks and nibbles provided by the Visions staff.
Several Campus Chef evenings have already been held and have proved a great success.
"People go out to dinner often but this is a really different experience for them," Newton says.
"The groups we've had through have come and told us they've had a really great evening with a lot of fun. It is a good thing to do as team."