Learn about the local street cuisine first-hand in this fun activity! Participants go to a local food market and visit a variety of food stalls where they are challenged by the vendor to recreate well-known dishes that are being prepared.
- To improve communication, delegation and work flow within the team
- To improve trust, planning and leadership skills
- To get to know one another in a fun and exciting setting
- To work on cooperation and understanding yourself, your colleagues and your team
- To consider ways in which these skills can be translated into a work environment
In this activity, participants are split into teams and make their way through a local food market, completing a food-related scavenger hunt as well as selected food preparation challenges. Participants will get to sample a variety of traditional snacks and cuisine while trying to get as many points as possible. Some of the challenges may require participants to learn some basic words and phrases in Thai as well.
The food stall challenge is a combination of food preparation challenges and a food item scavenger hunt. Teams will receive a set budget, and a master list of challenges that they may complete as and when they would like and as they follow the instructions. Food preparation challenges may include smoothie making, dessert preparation, mango carving and Pad Thai making, among others.
The location for the event is at a local food market within reasonable distance of the client’s hotel or own office.
Points will be given to teams based on the completion of the items on their list, and the quality of the food presented. The team with the most points at the end is the winner.
Insurance and instructor supervision are important safety factors with any event, and in the event of an emergency, transport and medical backup will be standing by.
The event briefing and debrief takes place at the activity location. The group is separated into teams and introduced to their facilitators, then the lead facilitator gives an introduction of the event including (safety) instructions and objectives for the activity.
During the debrief, the facilitator discusses the event challenges and asks each team questions to assess their performance before announcing the winning team (if applicable).
Briefing and debrief usually take around 15 minutes each but can be extended for more in-depth analysis of team performance.
The half day program takes up to 4 hours and the full day program up to 8 hours.
09.00 am – Event brief by lead facilitator
09.15 am – Teams travel to local market
09.45 am – Teams head into the market and complete the challenges on their list
11.45 am – Teams gather for return transfer
12.00 pm – Return transfer to debrief location
12.30 pm – Event de-brief, awarding ceremony and group photo
01.00 pm – End of the program
People per Team
Below are three options for the Food Stall Challenge with different inclusions and rates all tailored to best match your budget and requirements. The Bronze option is a fixed program with few inclusions but the Silver and Gold packages include extra benefits and allow selection of some or all challenges. On the pricing page we offer further optional extras. The full day activity will have up to double the number of challenges.
All options include
One Western lead event facilitator
One bottle of water per person, first aid kits, rain coats
Visit to one food market
One facilitator per 40 pax
Budget and list of food items for buying
*By foot and no facilitators with teams
Visit to up to 3 food markets
One facilitator per 20 pax
+Teams prepare own food at one stall
+Transportation or budget for transport
+Prizes for winning team (local handicraft or medals)
+Free photos taken by facilitator
Visit to up to 3 food markets
One facilitator per 10 pax
+Teams prepare own food at three stalls
+Team flags to keep
+Colored headbands to use