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The Stocked Pot and Company

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Our Team Building Results Are Beyond Delicious!

Nothing pulls a team together better than fun in the kitchen–add a fabulous meal as a reward and you’ve got a winning event! If you are looking for a professional, yet fun way to bring team members together, this is it! Our space is warm and inviting and lends itself to easy conversation and camaraderie within the group. You will find The Stocked Pot & Company Cooking School and Culinary Team Building Activities and Events in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We are located in the Piedmont Triad, near Greensboro and High Point and we travel to nearby Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill, all points in South Carolina and Virginia. Our team building style is used as a tool to break down barriers and teach valuable skills through the common bond of food, by appreciating each other’s contributions and working together.

We have the passion for great food and the social connection that comes along with it. We take care of the planning and execution so you will be free to focus on the reason for the event rather than the event details. We enhance the experience by adding special touches and surprises with personal meaning for your company. Our professional staff provides impeccable service, from the heart. Our culinary team building events are perfect for celebrating company achievements, entertaining clients or rewarding employees. Through cooking, teams can discover the ingredients for successful and effective performance.

The Stocked Pot & Company Culinary Team Building Challenge is an effective way to build trust and improve communication between co-workers. We work together, have fun and build relationships. Our Culinary Team Building Events bring co-workers together to improve communication, hone problem-solving skills, build morale and have fun. Each person contributes their own personal skills to make great food together as part of a team and this becomes the focus for sharing, responsibility and making the most of each person’s individual skills. All teams work toward a common goal from preparing the food using tools of the trade, cooking the food with precise timing and plating the food with an eye for appealing excellence.

You can pick from our charitable event “Cooking For A Cause,” an exciting “Iron Chef Style” cook off competition, a Nailed It Style Cake Competition to a nonfood style team building event. Spending time together is a proven way to get the inspiration and the bonding flowing.

“Food is the perfect medium for bringing people together regardless of cultural and social barriers. Allow us to help your team become more harmonious and result-driven using our proven method of culinary team building”

– Andrew McMillan CEO and President

Our Team Building Mission, Vision and Values


Providing a culinary team building experience of food, fellowship and fun for teams and families.


As the Piedmont Triad and North Carolina’s premier team building and culinary innovation company, we empower and enable individuals, teams and families to create a positive, cohesive and productive work environment.


We are deeply committed to:

  1. Delivering innovative, transformative and memorable culinary training and development services. Making our own culinary passion for teamwork, communication and leadership contagious to every person we are in contact with.
  2. Creating high quality culinary menus for entertainment, problem solving, meeting deadlines and innovation.
  3. Being flexible to meet the needs of every client with our extensive menu, timing, location and budget.

What Is Team Building?

A team is a group of people working together toward a common goal. Team building is the process of enabling that group of people to reach their goal. Skills will be learned and team work will be accomplished. Each team member must complete their portion of the meal in the allocated time span, as the group will all dine at the same time. Teams must execute their mission and coordinate to the completion to their missions. Our Chefs will be there to help guide the team in this challenge.

What are the advantages of Team Building?

Team building can improve motivation, cohesiveness and productivity in your group. Team building with food is a natural and fun opportunity for your corporate team leaders and employees to enhance their job achievement skills.

The following is a list of what is accomplished with our Culinary Team Building Challenge:

  • Entertainment
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Evaluating Results
  • Prioritization
  • Innovation
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Motivation
  • Cohesiveness
  • Productivity

How will your team benefit?

  • Reduced barriers of communication
  • Recognition that no task is too trivial to be important
  • Increased tolerance and acceptance of different work styles
  • Discovering new skills; opening up new avenues for skill sharing and career development

The Stocked Pot Culinary Team Building Challenge Provides

Coaching skills that will be enhanced during our Culinary Team Building Challenge. Communication, use of good judgment, utilizing available resources.

Motivation, encouraging everyone to give more than 100%.

Bonding with your fellow members into a cohesive team using planning and proven strategies to create a platform for success.

Recognize team members’ abilities and talents and channel them to success.

We will provide a menu that will challenge every team member.

Flexibility – Our Culinary Team Building Challenge can be created at The Stocked Pot, any banquet room or private home.

Culinary Team Building Menus–Our menus follow national and international trends as we stay atop of the culinary field, all the while creating an opportunity to learn new skills and acquire new tastes.


Different Styles of Food Competition

  • Hands-on Cupcake Wars
  • Hands-On Nailed It!
  • Cake Sculpting Challenge
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Challenge
  • Chopped Style Challenge
  • Iron Chef Challenge
  • Chili Cook Off Challenge
  • Charitable Event – Cooking For A Cause

Different Styles Team Building Parties

  • Italian Dinner Party
  • Tasty Taqueria Street Taco Party
  • Pizza Making Party
  • Sushi Making Party
  • Fabulous Chocolate Making Party
  • Tapas and Small Plates Party
  • Gingerbread House Decorating Party (Available in November/December)

A list of some of our clients

  • Hanes Brands
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Altec
  • BCBS
  • BBandT
  • Bank of NC
  • Daimler
  • Corning
  • Novant Health
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Landmark Builders
  • Lenovo
  • Novartis
  • Lowes Foods
  • Lincoln Financial
  • The Budd Group
  • NC A&T
  • Sygenta
  • VF Corporation
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Apex Systems
  • CLA
  • Herbalife
  • PepsiCo
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • TE Connectivity
  • Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Reynolds American
  • Undertone
  • Volvo Trucks
  • Volvo Cars
  • Mack Trucks
  • Dixon Odom Hughes
  • Wake Forest University
  • High Point University
  • Republic Mortgage Insurance
  • IDE Drilling

Read Our Testimonials

“I honestly think it would be difficult to find a better combination of professionalism, quality and price than at The Stocked Pot & Company Cooking Parties. Our Family vs Family hands-on Cooking Party was an enormous success!”


“I attended a team building event yesterday. It was a wonderful experience. Who knew that cooking with co-workers, would turn into cooking with family. It reminded me of the holidays, when we are all in the kitchen preparing a holiday meal. It was a fun learning experience. It made cooking outside your comfort zone of regular spice staples, easier. Having Chef Andrew McMillan watching over you and your team, offering great advice was very reassuring. Especially enjoyed the Lychee Sake, it was the perfect addition to the veggies. I would definitely recommend this type of event to everyone. Looking forward to trying other types of events offered. Thank you, for offering these wonderful learning opportunities.”


“I thoroughly enjoyed the sushi making party I recently took. It was wonderful to actually watch the rice making process step-by-step. I loved the cameras positioned over the countertop which made it easy to see what Chef Don McMillan was doing at all times. I appreciated the hands-on practice in making the rolls as well. It was so much fun eating all of the sushi at the end. It was like a party! Thank you for a wonderful learning experience!”


Talk to Us

Custom designed menus to accommodate your goals and budget.

We understand everyone’s needs are different so we will work with you to create the perfect event for your group. 

We offer a wonderful learning experience through our culinary team building events. Our professional chefs provide the best in culinary experiences.

When telling a story through food there is only one way to cook, the right way!

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Catering by Simple and The Stocked Pot and Company offers the best in culinary experiences and customer service. We specialize in catering, culinary team building, liquid nitrogen culinary experiences, hands-on culinary cooking parties and Engagement Experiential Marketing for celebrating company achievements, entertaining clients or rewarding employees.

Reach out to us today at 336-692-8624 or Contact Us