As an American tradition Thanksgiving doesn’t tend to be a holiday celebrated in the UK however here at The Teambuilding Company we think it’s a great excuse to blog about our cooking events!
Firstly, what is the history behind Thanksgiving?
The first Thanksgiving feast is believed to have taken place in November 1621 after the Pilgrims’ first successful corn harvest in New England! While no records exists of the historic banquet’s exact menu, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote in his journal that Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the event and that the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer. It is suggested that the dishes were likely prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods. As the Pilgrims had no oven, the meal would not have included any pies, cakes or other desserts which are now featured in contemporary celebrations.
To find out more read the full History of Thanksgiving.
In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration focuses on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with friends and family!
Teambuilding cooking activities
In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, why not thank your team by booking a cooking event! We have a range of culinary events to choose from, whether you and your team would like to design and make your own company chocolates or cook a delicious three course meal on our Cuisine Team.
To find out more about our range of cooking events, give our events team a call on 01590 676599!