Every so often, we like to do something together as a Team that’s not Real Estate related in any way. That was this past Wednesday, and a blast was had by all in Waitsfield, Vermont.
Mike, our founder and CEO loves to cook and has been learning his hobby for years by, among other routes, spending time with all the TV shows – starting way back when Emeril was the big new thing. Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Top Chef, Chopped, even reruns of the Galloping Gourmet a few years ago all add up to some hours absorbing the lessons of the masters. Why didn’t we do something ‘foodie’ related.
So the 2014 Team Building/Afternoon Off Idea was hatched – How about a Vermont cooking experience with a Master Chef, learning, practicing new skills, and eating! After some time on the web searching, The Kitchen at The Store was chosen. A call to Kathy at the Store, some business transacted and voila, a Team Event was concocted. 5 awesome recipes for appetizers were picked, and with Chef John’s expert direction, the Team prepared to spend a couple hours in their ‘working’ kitchen/classroom.
A couple photo’s from the afternoon are shared here. The Kitchen at The Store is in Waitsfield village, and a landmark place of sorts, there since 1965. It’s a pretty easy 45 minute drive from Burlington, and their offerings are fun, flexible and you are sure to have a great time. With an awesome MC and chef extrodinaire, John Lumbra to keep things light, entertaining and informative, we laughed, chuckled, eat and drank our way to a fun Team building late Fall afternoon – and added a new reason to be thankful that we work with an awesome group of people, and that we get to do that in Vermont!
We highly recommend them, and if you ever have a question about the experience – just ask us!