Cooking is an act of love and self-care. Picking the right ingredients, chopping, assembling, not only is a way to cure your body and soul, but can offer a great opportunity for our minds to be present and practice mindfulness. It forces us to focus on your senses, taste the ingredients, and really connect with the food we're eating.
With Mental Health Day just around the corner (October 10th!), we've curated a list of cooking experiences and partnered up with The Den Meditation to offer you and your team a variety of meditation experiences, both online (you can learn about the benefits of virtual team buildings here) and in-person.
IN PERSON COOKING CLASSES
Cooking is proven to reduce stress and improve focus. It's an act of self-love and openness towards other cultures. Hosting a cooking class for your team can help increase overall work productivity and allow for everyone to have a relaxed time while getting to work in groups in a completely different environment!
In person cooking experiences are available in Los Angeles (Culver City and DTLA), New York City, Boston, and San Diego.
At IMPASTIAMO, we specialize in organizing virtual and in person cooking classes. Some of our most popular dishes include: fresh pasta making, pizza, dumplings, empanadas, traditional Persian, Indian samosas.
Here are just a few ideas:
Who doesn't love pasta? Making a good dough and a tasty salsa is one of the most rewarding activities you could be doing in the kitchen. Learn the ins and outs of pasta shaping with this class!
Pasta Making Class with Chef Francesco Allegro
MEXICAN SALSAS AND TRADITIONAL MEXICAN FOOD
Discover Mexico and its culinary traditions with Chef Natalia from Mexico City. With over 15 years of experience cooking and teaching, we can guarantee you this one will be an experience to remember!
Chef Natalia Luna in Mexico City
You'll love the savory flavor of these crispy dumplings. Our filling is made with both pork or shiitake mushrooms, Napa cabbage, ginger and garlic for a classic combination of flavors. After you assemble the dumplings—a fun family activity—a quick pan-fry is all they need to achieve the perfect, golden-brown exterior.
Enjoy these traditional dumplings as an appetizer, entree or even dessert!
Neapolitan Pizza Making with Chef Katie Chin
TRADITIONAL NEAPOLITAN PIZZA MAKING
Learn how to make pizza the real traditional way with us! Peppe Miele, head of the Verace Pizza Napoletana association, will share basic tips and tricks to make a great dough and get creative with toppings and shapes.
Whether it's calzone, pizza fritta (fried pizza), pinza, or a traditional margherita, this three hours experience will change the way you make and taste pizza forever!
Neapolitan Pizza Making with Peppe Miele
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
Mindfulness, sound healing, breath work, are just some of the exercises we should be practicing every day for a more balanced life style. Introduce your employees to meditation, as a way to bring awareness and self-love in the workplace.
This October, we've partnered up with The Den Meditation to curate mindful mental health experiences for you and your coworkers.
Book your intro call today and find out how we can curate the best team building activity for you!