Corporate team outings need a bit of a renovation these days. We have heard from many employers that their biggest struggle is doing something different that focuses on team building, where all of their employees have a good time interacting. The key elements we focus on at Chicago Food & City Tours are:
- Full-service event coordination (take the pressure off the planner)
- Group Interaction
- Historical/Architectural/Cultural learning
- Bonding over Food & Beverages
Overall, we want to make sure that your team has a great time on their outing, so that this creates a positive team building experience for them. The more you can create natural team building, the better the experience. That’s where our tour guides play a key role to engage the group, but also show off our great city of Chicago as expert Food Ambassadors. Your team will always leave a Chicago Food & City Tours experience pleasantly full and closely bonded!
Whose utilizing our food & beverage experiences for their team outings and what are they saying?
US Foods explores Wicker Park’s hidden gems on the 3-1-Chew Food Experience:
“Chicago Food Planet 3-1-Chew tour was the perfect way for our team of foodies to spend some quality (fun) time together! The tour guides were energetic and knowledgeable, and we all got to cross some Chicago classics of our “must-visit” lists.”
– Lindsey T., US Foods
Mizkan America’s was 100% satisfied on The World’s Fare Food & Beverage Experience:
“I plan team outings often and it’s a hit-and-miss a lot because you can’t please 100% of the people 100% of the time, but with our food tour, everyone came out smiling and happy with the experience.”
– Becky W., Mizkan America’s
McDonalds Corp. loves drinking and eating on the Gateway to the West Loop Experience:
“Our team took the Gateway to the West Loop Chicago Food Tour and LOVED it! It was a great way to see the different food spots within the neighborhood we work in every day. We can also not speak any more highly of Lindsay – she made the tour fun and fit in with our team perfectly! There was just enough history/information vs. free time to socialize.”
-Nicole B., McDonalds
How to decide which is the best food experience for your group?
Questions to contemplate: Is your group looking for food diversity? Are they looking for classic Chicago bites? Do you have any vegetarians? What would be new and fun for them to try?
We have the answers: For the perfect amount of food diversity I would recommend our 3-1-Chew tour in Wicker Park. To cover all the Chicago Classic bites exploring on the Best in Chow in River North/Streeterville is where its’ at. For any vegetarian needs we can provide food substitutions on ALL of our experiences! One of our newer products and most popular this year is the Gateway to the West Loop. Who doesn’t want to eat their way through the West Loop?
Size of group
Questions to contemplate: Will you be between 12 and 18 people? Do you need room for 30 -70 people ? Are you looking for a large scale event, 100+ people?
We have the answers: For groups as small as 12 people or as large as 70 people we have 6+ different food experience options. That is why Chicago Food Planet works closely with all group planners to help narrow down the best fit for your group. For events of 100+ people our Signature Food Fare is the way to go. It is essentially an indoor food tour with owner/chef interaction, an interactive menu with Chicago trivia, and fun games through the event that promotes team building.
Questions to contemplate: Did you want to stay close to your office? Are you looking to get out of the downtown area? Is their a neighborhood your group would be excited to explore? Is location less of a focus?
We have the answers: Chicago Food Planet explores 6 different neighborhoods to fit your needs. Whether you want to stay near the Loop, head to Chinatown, or hangout in Old Town, we have you covered. Inquire with Gina, our Sales and Private Events Director, today to help narrow down the best private group food experience for your team outing.
In Conclusion, Chicago Food Planet’s goal is to provide you with a fresh experience that your team raves about for weeks after. We provide diversity through food, group size, and different neighborhoods so you can keep coming back for more.
The weight of planning will be off your shoulders since we provide full-service event coordination and can customize your team outing to best fit the groups needs and interests. Keep your team engaged, excited, and eating the best foods of Chicago!