Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Chocolate Challenge

Everyone loves Chocolate! What could be more tempting than building a structure completely from chocolate? In this case, chocolate and chocolate related foods. TeamBuilding has never been so sweet!

Maybe Julie Barker from Meetings Industry Megasite explains it best:

Meetings Industry Megasite

Entertain with Chocolate by Julie Barker

On the West Coast, Janet Rudolph runs a Berkeley, CA, company called TeamBuilding Unlimited that features a "chocolate challenge." She divides the group into teams of four or five people, furnishes chocolate-covered graham crackers, M&Ms, chocolate Gummy Bears, Hershey bars—"anything you can think of that is made of chocolate. We go for different shapes, sizes, and textures, not high-end chocolate."

Groups then compete to build a structure. One HMO firm had its teams build their ideal hospitals. Another group set its teams to designing resorts. The result "has to stand up on its own and, except for the white cardboard base, has to be completely edible," says Rudolph. Teams are given about an hour to design and build, and then they have to present the results. "Half the fun is explaining why they did what they did," she says.

For more info on this and on our High End Chocolate Tasting, contact Janet Rudolph or Frank Price at TeamBuilding Unlimited/Murder on the Menu.


Janet A said...

This may be a duplicate, lost my DSL for a moment.

How do you write so many blogs? I am in awe. You may use the bourbon ball recipe from my blog.

Judie Siddall said...

Excellent blog! Chocolate team building. Competition ameliorated by sweets.

~~louise~~ said...

Is this a new blog Janet? What a provocative team building experience. I do hope you are going to post a few of the structures. Now, I'm off to your other blog!

Janet Rudolph said...

Yes, I'm going to be expanding this chocolate blog. February might as well be Chocolate Month, and I'll be posting all kinds of "chocolaterati."

~~louise~~ said...

GREAT! I can't wait. Please drop by to remind me:)