Team Building & Custom Private Activities

Teamwork is an essential ingredient in a professional kitchen. What better place to explore and enhance your team’s ability to work together? C’est Bon Cooking’s fully bilingual team-building activities are designed by experts in both the culinary and business arts. We subtly blend elements of strategic planning, project and change management, and facilitation to challenge and entertain participants. Professionally rewarding and just plain fun, our team building activities reveal the clear benefits of working together and relying on one another to achieve a common objective: the creation of an outstanding meal.

Whether IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL, these activities are ideal for any organization in need of a novel way to build leadership, improve communication, promote collaboration and boost colleague understanding and appreciation. Ideally suited for in-person groups up to 8, or virtual groups up to 300, our team building activities are also popular with convention planners. We tailor each activity to support convention objectives and provide a welcome diversion that introduces participants to Ottawa’s thriving and sophisticated food culture.


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Virtual Team Building


Past team-building clients have included:

  • GTEC
  • Desjardins
  • Shopify
  • Montfort Hospital
  • Nokia
  • EDC            
  • Via Rail
  • Bank of Canada
  • AGF
  • BTI Systems
  • CIBC
  • Ottawa 67’s
  • Quadra
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Simply DMC
  • TD Bank

Any Way You Like It - CUSTOMIZE Your Culinary Adventure

These fully customized and thoroughly original culinary activities are a great way to spice up any personal or professional social event in which food is involved:

  • Private Cooking Class
  • Girls’ nights out
  • Family reunions
  • Community events
  • Bachelorette parties
  • Birthday and anniversary celebrations
  • Christmas parties
  • Mother-daughter get-togethers
  • Baby Shower
  • Sports team gatherings
  • Book club meetings

We’ll work with you to create a fun and irresistible cooking experience for groups. Menu? Let’s collaborate to make it perfect. And our clients love to make shopping part of the event. Visits to the area’s excellent markets and specialty food stores are often just as much fun as the cooking.

Formal or informal, private or corporate, indoor or outdoor, an À la carte event guarantees a delightfully entertaining culinary experience your guests will never forget.

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Companion/Delegate Program - Gourmet Tours

Participants experience first hand the history and flavours of Ottawa’s ByWard Market. Meet the chefs, merchants and artisans who make this historic neighbourhood a culinary hotspot. Conveniently staged mere blocks from the Shaw Centre, C’est Bon Cooking’s companion or delegate program gourmet tours are a great complement to other conference activities.

Companion/Delegate Program -  Cooking Classes

Participants prepare and enjoy fine cuisine using the freshest local ingredients. A great complement to other conference activities, these three-hour classes are ideal for cooks at all skill levels. Contact us to book your companion gourmet cooking experience.

Companion/Delegate Program -  Combination of Tour & Cooking Class 

Having trouble deciding on a tour-based or cooking-based program? Why not combine both? This option allows your conference attendees/companions to spend a day exploring the ByWard Market and cooking in the C'est Bon kitchen with Chef Georges. The ultimate experience for foodies.


Consulting Services

If cooking has become a chore, let us help make it a pleasure again. Through our consulting services, C’est Bon Cooking will help organize your kitchen—optimizing the layout, setting up equipment and stocking the pantry. We will also share culinary techniques, practical tips and tasty recipes to help you host a special meal or plan weekly menus for your household. Contact us to learn more