Resorts across the nation are adding epicurean experiences from cook-offs to sushi-rolling lessons to brighten up meeting menus.
A variety of resorts and hotels across the country are making conference and meeting time a bit more entertaining for the attendees by adding interactive cooking demonstrations, team building cooking exercises, specialty food stations and more. Below are examples of how four resort located across the country are making meetings fun!
Situated just 90 minutes from the frenzy of Los Angeles, in the San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa is a destination for corporate meetings or team-building retreats, especially for those with a sweet tooth. This summer, the resort is beating the heat in between meetings with mouth-watering ice cream selections and build your own sundaes, including a 10-scoop special: the Avalanche Sundae. In between meetings, guests can take advantage of the resort’s private beach or $25 “day pass” to the pool, and alleviate stress by plunging into refreshing waters.
The Omni Grove Park Inn, located in Asheville, N.C., is bringing the heat to corporate meetings with salsa competitions and margarita tastings. Meeting-goers can take a break and divide into teams, each of which will be tasked with creating the best salsa in the group. Each team will have access to the same ingredients, including tomatoes, radishes, onions, jalapenos, and a variety of other salsa essentials, and fifteen minutes to strategize and create a delectable salsa. After finalizing the top secret recipes, all guests can enjoy house-made tortilla chips, fresh Guacamole and the Inn’s mouthwatering margaritas to accompany the classic Mexican dish.
The new B Ocean Resort, just opened on the pristine white sand beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., invites groups to “Get Your Guac On” with a mouthwatering team-building fiesta. With margarita in hand and dressed in their personalized aprons, teams will put their culinary talents to the test as they compete in a hands-on guacamole competition led by their own private chef. After spicing things up in the kitchen, groups can try-out the different guacamole selections with a festive reception complete with Mexican cuisine, classic lime margaritas and red wine sangria.
Loews Hotels & Resorts across the country are inviting meeting attendees to kick things up a notch with food-inspired meetings break offerings. At Loews Miami Beach Hotel, meeting attendees can take a break and visit Lure Fishbare to watch a sushi making demonstration before jumping in and rolling sushi for themselves. At Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz., attendees can meet with the resort’s “guacamolier” to learn how to make their own salsa and guacamole before heading back to business.