After last week’s monster 500-person drumming event in the baking sun, I really thought it was over for sun and me. Alas no, my celestial sparring partner wanted a re-match! Yesterday’s team event involved our Crashing Waiters dinner entertainment, which, just for a change, was delivered at lunchtime.
There are a few more considerations to take on board with a lunchtime activity like this. With dinner events, our audience is generally very relaxed, having finished work for the day, and can enjoy a glass of wine. In contrast, a lunchtime group can be slightly more challenging to achieve immediate engagement.
Our job though is to win hearts and attention whatever the time of day and, in the case of Crashing Waiters, transform a stunned audience into an amazing kitchen utensil orchestra!
On this event, we not only had a lunchtime group, but we had the relentless sun baking everyone in the marque with only soft drinks available. The challenge was on.
Perfectly prepared, the CEO gave his speech after the main course. Right on cue, our undercover bumbling waiters dropped a large pile of pots and pans!
As undercover venue manager, I stepped in to sort it all out and, before anyone knew what had happened, we unleashed our specially-designed kitchen trolley with drums inside.
As we performed, the real venue staff rapidly handed out the utensils that our new orchestra would use. Over the next thirty minutes, the heat seemed to disappear as we had everyone playing along with our team to create a memorable kitchen percussion spectacular.
We had impromptu drum soloists and salsa dancers and we devoted the final performance to an employee leaving after 34 years of loyal service. Our Crashing Waiters activity always inspires lots of fun, laughter and surprises.
This event demonstrated that – with the right choice of team activity – it doesn’t take alcohol to create an atmosphere of uninhibited participants! Our client was delighted. Crashing Waiters – at lunch or dinner – is always a hit. Don’t forget your Christmas party too!
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