Team Building


Unique Environment for Team Building Retreats

If you’re interested in a fresh approach to corporate team building to encourage your employees to reach their full potential and magnify your company culture, we invite you to consider the Culinary Vegetable Institute. We’ve inspired employees from Michelin Star restaurants to Fortune 500 companies in the food and beverage, finance, high-tech and pharmaceutical fields, and we’re able to customize our signature events to your company goals.

“I could not have asked for a better environment for team bonding, learning, and inspiration than a couple days on the farm.” (Rachel Waynberg)

Restaurant team building activities allow groups to unify a concept, launch a new menu, revitalize the mission or simply refresh and recharge while reconnecting to the source of the world’s most sought-after vegetables.

“The educational opportunities available at The Chef’s Garden and the Culinary Vegetable Institute are truly unsurpassed. Each team member I spoke with, from Farmer Lee Jones himself to the farmers in the field, each one possesses a passion and desire to let every part of their precious gem-like herbs and vegetables shine.” (Chef Michael Pilarella, CEC)

If you’re ready to discuss the possibilities of your own team building retreat, contact us online today or call 419.499.7500.

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Sample Itinerary for Team Building Retreats

Day One:

  • Late afternoon arrival

  • Welcome supper

Day Two:

  • Morning farm tour

  • Activities lunch

  • Culinary activities

  • Cocktails and dinner from your own production

You can customize your retreat in marvelous ways, including through:

  • Special tastings

  • Mixology workshops

  • Beekeeping demonstrations

  • Educational opportunities

  • Foraging outings

  • Off-site activities

  • Horse and wagon tours

  • Late evening bonfires

  • Ability to camp on our grounds

Team Building Retreats Captured in Images

Kripke Enterprises Team Building

Kent State University Team Building

Let us help you by customizing your own corporate team building retreat. Simply contact us online today or call 419.499.7500.

Elements of Corporate Team Building on the Farm

Simply put, the elements of our corporate team building are:

  • Reconnect

  • Fail Magnificently

  • Get Your Hands Dirty

  • Reconsider the Carrot

In business and in life, the most important investment you can make is cultivating relationships. As they flourish, you benefit from increased productivity, a sense of well-being and, ultimately, success.


With the exclusive use of our beautifully equipped culinary center, your group can immerse itself in a secluded location to bond over the shared experience. We get to know you and your goals, and choose activities that go above and beyond to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

Fail Magnificently

Experience an authentic working vegetable farm with an amazing story, a story relevant and applicable to any business or organization. Understanding how to experience failure and emerge stronger and smarter is a liberating lesson.

Get Your Hands Dirty

There are many ways to get your hands dirty, to connect with the source and emerge challenged and engaged. This includes from the soil or from the soul of your company. Break out of your comfort zone, collaborate and inquire.

Reconsider the Carrot

We will share how we always look at the familiar in new ways. We use every part of the plant at every stage of its life, so every plate is a unique expression of that vegetable at that unique moment in time. You, too, will be let loose to stretch your imagination.

“I couldn’t imagine being brought to a place where it’s possible to still believe in magic. Thank you for opening the door to that whimsical world grounded in all of the right things.” (William Grant and Sons)


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