Get your chocolate taste buds ready for these fantastic events
Reviewed by Carol S
29 Jan 2018
Team Building Day....Excellent!!
We are a team of 12 people and we visited the Kandy Factory for a Team Building Day on: 26/01/18. I can highly recommend this to any business that is looking for a fun, creative and value for money team building exercise. The staff were extremely attentive, helpful, welcoming and friendly and seemed to be enjoying the event just as much as we were. The event was organised really well, with excellent communication prior to the event which was created in a bespoke format with detailed information being provided to ensure the day ran smoothly. Refreshments were provided at regular intervals. The tasks were cleverly devised in a 'Bake Off' meets 'Apprentice' style, which was great fun. There are lots of opportunities to eat chocolate if that is your thing and you can take your creations home with you if you wish. The helpers were also busy taking lots of photo's during the event and forwarded them to me via email straightaway as a lovely reminder of the day. We had a really fun time and definitely have benefited from the experience in terms of strengthening our team bonds. I would highly recommend the Kandy Factory for team building and children's parties or events and we will definitely be using the Kandy Factory again in future.
Our packages are fully tailored to your individual
requirements and budget.
Full day packages from 10am - 4pm.
Half day 3 hour morning or afternoon sessions also available.
Exclusive use of our relaxed informal and fun venue.
Dedicated event planner to create your team building event from inquiry up to the day of the event.
Great fun chocolate making challenges to help get your team working together and getting to know each other better.
Light refreshments, afternoon tea, full lunch buffet, even our delicious chocolate fountains we can create a menu to suit your requirements and budget.
Photographs from the event emailed to you afterwards.
Packages available from 15 - 50 people.
Special dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - just let us know in advance.
We encourage your staff to mix and talk to people that they might not deal with on a day to day basis. All of our workshops are great fun with a really nice relaxed atmosphere that we feel helps people to get the most out of the day. We don't force people to participate in embarrassing activities like you may have experienced previously on team building events. We want you and your staff to go away happy with more self-confidence, feeling like a more productive team, and knowing each other better. Please let us know what are your main objectives for the day and we can tailor your experience accordingly.
Sample full day event
Our initial meet and greet complete with safety briefing and introduction begin all our team building experiences.All staff are then kitted out with hats, aprons and name labels.
Your staff will then be divided into teams (team sizes to be agreed in advance) and asked to come up with a team name and team leader.We request that you work out your teams in advance so that you can mix people who wouldn't normally work closely together.We encourage team leaders to be staff members that wouldn't usually be in a supervisory role giving people the opportunity to try new skills.
Our Choc Challenge is a great fun exercise designed to get everyone comfortable. It's a timed challenge to see how your staff can work together as a team to produce finished chocolates / treats under pressure and to a tight deadline. Each team will be provided with the same ingredients, equipment and very basic instructions to make 10 truffles and peppermint creams per team, within the 30 minute time limit. The finished products are then judged by two of our staff - a kind judge and a not so kind one. This judging is done as a blind judging so the judges won't know which team has made which treats. Points are then awarded accordingly. We will be looking for 20 neatly presented perfectly formed uniform treats.
A short break at this time enables people to talk about the first challenge and also taste all the delicious chocolates they have just made. Tea / coffee / squash will be provided.
Back into their teams your staff will then partake in our chocolate quiz. Points will be awarded to the teams again and we will see which teams are in the lead after the morning. The lead teams will receive a bonus in the main afternoon Chocstopper giving them an advantage.
45-60 minute lunch break. We can offer a variety of lunch options suitable for different budgets.
The big Chocstopper is a complex workshop where teams will be really challenged, they must complete all the elements within a given time. This will require them to allocate tasks depending on strengths and work together as a team. They will need to communicate effectively with each other in order to deliver a cohesive finished product.
Each team will be asked to produce a show stopping chocolate masterpiece and chocolate bar, a brand name, slogan or tag line for their product, a chocolate bar wrapper design and a short presentation. All within the 90 minute challenge. The theme and specific tasks given to the teams will all be agreed with you in advance and tailored towards your business needs.
Each team will be given an amount of currency to exchange for ingredients. They will have to work out how best to spend this and on what. (The lead teams from the morning will receive a slightly higher amount.) We will provide and lay out all the ingredients available with a list of prices for each item. All the necessary equipment will be provided and available to use without the use of currency.
The presentations and judging will follow with feedback from our judges and then the winners and losers from the day will be announced and prizes awarded.
The scores will be tallied up at the end of the day. We give out a chocolate challenge quiz first thing after teams are formed and during the day the teams also have to try to solve the simple clues. Bonus points can be earned for completing this challenge which the teams can do at any point during their day. It's a great multitasking exercise that gets the brain working and we find really encourages a competitive spirit between the teams.
During your event our friendly helpful staff will be on hand to offer tips or help where needed. We will take photographs during your time with us which will be sent to you digitally afterwards. Our venue is 100% accessible and suitable for those with limited mobility. Should you have any questions or require further information please email us and a member of our team will call you back to discuss your requirements.
As all of our packages are tailor made to suit your business, prices will be quoted upon request.
We look forward to your event with us at The famous Kandy Factory
CHOCOLATE & SWEET MAKING
Enjoy a wonderful and unique chocolate making experience that is sure to delight.
We provide everything you need, including hats, aprons, molds, decorations and of course our quality Belgian chocolate*.
We vary the options available to make throughout the year, so there is always something different to choose.
Join one of the famous Kandy Factory chocolate workshops run at 11am, 1pm, 3pm (advanced booking essential). Make and decorate a chocolate bar plus your choice of chocolate creation. £12.99pp.
While your creations are cooling, enjoy coloring and a quiz, before wrapping everything you've made ready to take home on the day.
There is NO CHARGE for those just watching. You are welcome however to purchase items from our amazing cafe menu.
*Dairy & gluten free options available. Please request on booking & also on arrival in store.