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Culinary Studio: A New Cooking Experience

Published: Nov 16, 2013 06:03:49 AM IST
Updated: Nov 13, 2013 02:12:30 PM IST
Culinary Studio: A New Cooking Experience

Nothing bonds like food, we know. But regular home kitchens just don’t cut it when it comes to hosting a corporate group for a team-building exercise. Or your 10-year-old’s Masterchef-themed birthday party. Which is why Something’s Cooking Culinary Arts’ state-of-the-art studio seems to be an idea whose time has come. The brainchild of Booth School of Business grad Satish Venkatachaliah, the Something’s Cooking studio offers eight independent work-stations, a well-stocked pantry, a number of programmes (to hone negotiation skills, there’s Sabzi Mandi; for deadline management, try one of the ‘Gourmet’ options) and the guidance of two qualified chefs. At the end of the session—it could last anywhere between three hours to a full day—one sits down in the casual dining section to enjoy a meal with colleagues or friends one understands just a little bit better. “Cooking helps break organisational barriers,” says Venkatachalaiah, who plans to replicate the studio in at least six other cities over the next 24 months.

Details: somethingscooking.in
Currently operational only in Bangalore.

(This story appears in the 29 November, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)