Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is VictorsFood?

Australia’s best cooking team building and food experience company. We create memorable, interactive food experiences.

What can I do with VictorsFood?

Have a food experience:

  • Corporate Cooking Team building in a variety of formats and special attention to Christmas parties, conference events, professional networking and client entertaining
  • Hands-on Cooking Classes: scheduled cooking classes exploring “a little bite of the world”
  • Hands-on Cooking Parties: private cooking parties for Hens’ Nights, Birthdays, Christmas…
  • Food Travel: International food tours, Domestic food tours, Sydney market tours
  • Or, benefit from our years of experience through food consulting, food coaching & training, food facilitation and presentations.
Where are you located?

Our headquarters address is on food-lovers’ Danks St, WaterlooBut we work everywhere. Most cooking classes and public events are held near our headquarters. If you need specific information on the location address of a particular class or event, please contact us.

Corporate Cooking Team Building

What is Corporate Cookery?

Using food as the medium for connecting people through hands-on cooking events. We do this by getting people cooking together in a way that maximises the dynamic connection that happens when a group of people cook and share food together. You can use this for team building, client entertaining, organisational development, incentives, conference ice breakers, or just for fun.

Do you guarantee results?

Yes! Read more about our corporate cooking results guarantee.

What type of events can we choose?

VictorsFood offer a range of cooking team building formats we adapt to suit your requirements (time frames are recommended):

  • MasterChef Challenge (4 hours) competitive, all hands-on, seated meal
  • Ultimate Team Building (3.5 hours) cooperative, all hands-on, seated meal
  • Wok Into Action (3.5 hours) cooperative, all hands-on, seated meal
  • Hot Chocolate (2.5 hours) cooperative, all hands-on, seated meal
  • Gourmet Power Pizza (2.5 hours) networking, all hands-on, standing meal
  • Two Hour Tapas (2 hours) networking, all hands-on, standing meal
  • MasterChef Stage Show (1 hour) competitive / entertainment, some hands-on, light meal
  • Wok On! (1 hour) cooperative / entertainment, some hands-on, light meal
  • Cook Smart to Eat Well (45 min) healthy eating, all hands-on, standing meal
  • Raw Ingredients (full or half day) executive team development, all hands-on, seated meal
  • EP Team (1.5 day) executive team development with rogenSi, all hands-on, seated meal
  • Ultimate Christmas Party (3 hours) pure fun, all hands-on, seated meal

We also adapt these formats for Christmas partiesconference events, client entertaining. What better ice breaker for your conference attendees? Or get your team interacting with key clients?

We host team cooking Christmas parties for corporates, businesses, community groups, sporting groups, friends, social clubs, teams of any kind.

Can we make it 'serious'?

Yes. We can deliver your cooking team building event as part of Raw Ingredients, a transformational day with professional facilitators using state-of-the-art psychometric profiles. Your team get to know each other in a way they have never known before, then head into one of our cooking events for a fully experiential exploration of what you’ve learned. Structured debriefings cement the learnings.

Can we make it competitive?
Yes. We can make your cooking team building event as competitive as you like or more relaxing and social – it’s all up to you. Try our MasterChef Challenge. We can tailor any of our offerings to make them more competitive, from time challenges with or without recipes, to judging & prizes for the best food, outstanding Master Chef or the new upcoming TV star.

Can we incorporate other activities into our event?

Yes, it’s easy for us to build in other activities such as a “Great Race”, wine tasting, etc.

Where can we do our event?

Team building cooking events can be done at your office, hotel, conference centre or home. We can also recommend venues to suit your event. Most venues incur modest extra charges for equipment hire and site inspection.

Does VictorsFood travel outside of Sydney?

Yes. We are totally portable, so we can create a corporate team building event for you anywhere in Australia, or how about South America? We are totally portable and can run any size event from 8 to 2,000. Whether you’ve got your own venue, or need to hire one of ours, we are totally portable. We are based in Sydney and travel to you in Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Hobart, Newcastle, Wollongong, Perth, Adelaide, or Darwin! We have a venue in Rio de Janeiro!

Do we really get to cook?

Yes. You are the chefs for the day. Our Presenters guide you in the right direction.

What if we only want to cook a little?

If you like, we can cook part of the meal.

What if I can’t cook?

We have worked with people who can’t even boil an egg, so don’t fret. Our Presenters are trained chefs and patient teachers; they will have you chopping, dicing and sizzling in no time all with good humour and your experience level in mind.

What do we cook?

Menus are designed for your event, featuring fresh seasonal produce.

What if someone has food allergies or special dietary needs?

We will work with you to make sure allergies and food requirements (e.g. no nuts, lactose intolerant, celiac, vegetarian, no pork, etc) are catered for.

What about drinks and alcohol?

Our events are BYO drinks and alcohol, or as agreed with the venue. Where BYO is allowed, we can give you a good source for wines, etc. to be delivered to the venue or you can organise yourself. We will make sure they are chilled and served within responsible service of alcohol guidelines.

What about music?

As each team building event is different, we select upbeat music to keep the team movin’ and groovin’. Sometimes teams even break out into their own dance routines (which can sometimes be a bit scary) but it’s all in good fun! We can also theme the music to the event.

Do we have to wear anything special?

Wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes and just bring lots of good energy. We don’t supply aprons for private events, so if you want you can hire or purchase VictorsFood aprons or bring your own on the day.

Can we purchase party favours for our team?

Yes. VictorsFood aprons make great party favours for only $20 (plus GST) each. These are high-quality durable aprons, that make great take home gifts for the team to remember this special day and to keep them cooking for a long time to come. We can also suggest and supply everything from party poppers to chef knives, kitchen accessories and cookware.

Do we have to pay for venue rental and party equipment?

Most events incur some venue and equipment hire charges unless we are using your facilities. We arrange all the rental equipment for you, plates, cutlery, etc. and invoice you for this. We will quote this ahead of time for your approval.

What are the costs?
  • Charges are based on the format you choose, group size, venue and equipment rental and any extras you request. Some costs vary by regional location.
  • Does not include venue hire or additional equipment rental.
  • Our events are not subject to Fringe Benefits Tax, as they are Training Sessions.
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How do I Book?

Contact Us:
e: [email protected]
w: fill out our web enquiry form for a quote within 1 business day.

What credit cards do you accept?

Visa / MasterCard American Express – a 3% credit card surcharge applies. JCB – a 3.7% credit card surcharge applies.

Can I pay by EFT?

Yes. We will send you an invoice with details to complete the payment. If you are paying EFT, please let us know so we can confirm when it comes into the account, and remember to put your name and the invoice reference in the memo.

Cooking Classes

What is included in cooking classes?

The class includes tuition, ingredients, recipes, hands-on cooking, a glass of wine (BYO wine if you would like a bit more with your meal) and a meal. When the cooking is done, you enjoy the feast you’ve created along with some new friends, so leave yourself time to enjoy this.

What if I can’t cook?

We have worked with people who can’t even boil an egg, so don’t fret. Our Presenters are trained chefs and patient teachers; they will have you chopping, dicing and sizzling in no time all with good humour and your experience level in mind.

Do I need to wear anything special?

Wear closed, low-heeled shoes. We will loan you an apron (or you can buy a top quality VictorsFood apron for $22.00 (incl. GST).

What time do classes start?

The class starts promptly at 11am, please try to arrive 5 minutes early to allow time to settle in.

What time do classes end?

Classes are scheduled to end at 2pm, but they sometimes run a bit over as people often enjoy lingering over their food and conversation with new-found friends.

Can I pay on the day?

Yes. You can pay on the day if necessary, but please note our cancellation policy still applies.

What if I have to cancel?

Unfortunately, because of the cost of ingredients and preparation, if you cancel within 7 days of a class we still require payment of any outstanding amounts; no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Cancellation by you more than 7 days before a class will get a full credit for another class; but, it’s better to send someone in your place. Domestic food tours require a minimum of 14 days notice for changes.

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