Food & Drink, Teambuilding Activities

Etc. June 2014

Experience Chocolate

Crunchy apple, mango and curry, caramel and sage are just a few of the adventurous flavours of decadent hand-painted, handcrafted chocolates from Succulent Chocolates and Sweets. But the chocolatier is more than just a source for quality bonbons. The owner, World Chocolate Masters Canada winning Chef Sandra Abballe, shares her sweets passion through unique chocolate events and teambuilding opportunities on-site at her chocolate lab in Vaughn, ON or offsite.

Think tasting stations piled high with exquisite, artfully arranged confections and nectar-of-the-Gods shots of sipping chocolate. Discover the flavour profiles of chocolate from around the world and palate-titillating pairings with wine, scotch and beer. Or get your group designing its own bonbons with a chocolate team challenge or truffle-making workshop. The company’s heavenly goods are also available as beautifully gift-wrapped gifts and favours.

Party In A Box

Most events usually require full-scale creative planning and budgets, but then there are those that just need to look good fast without a huge outlay of time and money, such as an in-office celebration. That’s the niche The Confetti Co. is targeting with its new online party-planning solution. Order-click your way through the site’s offering of beautifully coordinated, themed packages of stunning desserts and party decorations that are then boxed and delivered, ready for easy set up.

Created by Christina Wong, owner of Truffle Cake & Pastry, and graphic designer Megan Wappel of Megan Wappel Designs, the pair’s talent shines through in a collection of 12 eye-catching themes, each with four colour choices and five box sizes that will feed from 10 to 45 people. The hardest task on your part will be choosing. Depending on size, packages can include decorative sugar cookies, cake, cake pops, tableware, and decorative ribbon.

Indoor Skydiving

Treat your corporate high flyers to a gravity-defying experience at IFly Toronto. The recently opened Oakville-based facility is home to Ontario’s first indoor skydiving simulator, a 45-foot vertical glass flight chamber containing a 175-km-per-hour recirculating airstream. Used by military personnel and skydivers to train, it’s also opened to the thrill-seeking public and corporate groups looking to try skydiving without jumping out of a plane

Experiencing what skydivers feel during the free-fall portion of their jump lends itself well to all sorts of teambuilding and business analogies. Packages include classroom instruction, tunnel gear, flying time and a souvenir DVD of your group’s flight chamber time. Bright and airy, the venue offers two meeting rooms with catering options. A spacious viewing platform around the wind tunnel accommodates up to 150 people.