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Corporate Team Building

Meeting your specific needs and company attitude, Corporate Team Building events create an environment that promotes creativity, communication and cooperation among participants, allowing them to relate in ways not possible in the office. In addition, to successfully transfer the essential elements of teamwork from the workplace into our kitchen, each team is called upon to use collaboration, commitment, goal orientation and leadership.

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A typical Culinary Corporate Team Building experience is as follows: 

  • Before the event, background information, such as meeting themes and buzzwords, is obtained so the team-building experience can be customized for your group

  • Upon arrival, our staff will greet your group and introduce you to Chef John.

  • To start off the event, your group will toast with a sparkling wine and enjoy Parmigiano popovers, while discussing the night’s menu.

  • The group is then broken into teams, each receiving a recipe for their assigned course, a chef hat and an apron.

  • Next, Chef John will lead a group lesson in basic techniques used in the preparation of the event’s dishes, as well as in safety and sanitation.

  • Then the fun begins, as each team begins to prepare their course under the guidance of Chef John and the staff.

  • Let’s Eat! Once the cooking is complete, the group will then join together for the fine dining portion of the event. Each team will plate their course and help serve their fellow co-workers. In addition, Chef John is available in helping teams choose a wine to pair with their course. Once dining is complete, Chef John provides everyone with a packet of the night’s recipes so that each dish can be recreated at home.

  • Total Event Time: About four hours.



Private Facility Fee Includes –

The $400 private facility fee includes a Consultation with Chef John on business meeting agenda, choice of menu options, hands-on cooking class, coaching by Chef and Staff, Sparkling Wine and Popover Reception, nonalcoholic beverages, a tasting wine while cooking and a delicious four-course meal.

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  • Primary Package is $90 per participant. The Primary Package includes a hands-on class coached by Chef John and our staff, a sparkling wine and Parmigiano Popovers reception, a tasting wine and a delicious four-course meal.

  • Deluxe Package is $125 per participant. The Deluxe Package includes all items in the Primary Package, plus a gift bag with a Lake Geneva School of Cooking apron, Chef John Signature Seasoning, and assorted kitchen utensils.

  • Cook Book Package is $150 per participant. The Cook Book Package includes all items in the Primary Package, plus a signed copy of Chef John’s cook book CHEF JOHN BOGAN RECIPES FROM THE SEASONS OF MY LIFE and a canister of Chef John Signature Seasoning.

  • Premier Package is $250 per participant. The Premium Package includes all items in the Deluxe Package, plus a signed copy of Chef John’s cook book CHEF JOHN BOGAN RECIPES FROM THE SEASONS OF MY LIFE, and a Lake Geneva School of Cooking chef jacket.

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How to Register

For more information on customizing and setting up your Corporate Team Building event, please contact Chef and owner, John Bogan, at 262-248-3933.


Minimum of eight guests (Saturday requires 15) to reserve the Corporate Team Building.

Payment Policy

Additional costs include: supplemental wine, a sales tax of 5.5% and a service charge of 20%. The Lake Geneva School of Cooking requires a 50% deposit, upon reserving the date for your event.  LGSC accepts all major credit cards, the balance must be paid in full at the conclusion of the event.

*LGSC prohibits outside alcoholic beverages.

Recent reviews:


-Leslie and Michelle, Viktor Incentives & Meetings, Traverse City MI

“We wanted to take a moment to thank you for the outstanding job you and your staff did for our client, West Bend, during the President’s Round Table program we recently held in Lake Geneva. We always strive to have at least one off the chart element in each program, and thanks to you, we were able to have TWO on this one.”


-Beth, Taylor Company and McDonald’s, Rockton IL

“The group had an OUTSTANDING experience at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking. I truly believe we hosted on of the best meetings for this group, and you played a very large role in that success! Your staff was absolutely terrific to work with as well, and we thank each of you for all your hard work and such a delicious meal.”


-Beverly, Mizkan America, Mt. Prospect IL

“I was a little nervous about how our group would take to this type of group function, but one and all enjoyed it tremendously and I am still hearing great comments.”

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