by Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, speaker, retreat host, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

I’m excited to announce that we have recently added another fun interactive Cooking Program to Experience Nutrition and A New View of Healthy Eating: Team Building Cooking Challenge.

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to host a memorable Team Building Cooking Challenge with Visit Phoenix. What an honor to lead such a beautiful event at The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It was a great event! Thanks for everything. You and the team did an amazing job. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Ronnie Collins, Director of Sales, Visit Phoenix

The goals of the team building event:

  • Fun, interactive, hands-on Team Building Cooking Challenge
  • Tour of The Farm at South Mountain, urban farm right south of the Phoenix airport
  • Friendly culinary competition around healthy eating and local Phoenix farmers’ food
  • Time for participants to enjoy the beautiful, tasty food created during the Challenge

“Thank you for all your hard work on this. I had a blast with my teammates!” Polly Phelan-Flachman, Director of Member Relations, Visit Phoenix.

Our Team Building Cooking Challenge Menu

  • ROUND 1: Massaged Kale Salad with 3-Ingredient Salad Dressing
  • ROUND 2: Raw Deconstructed Lasagna. Veggies: beets, carrots, zucchini, radishes. Three sauces: Red Tomato, White Cashew Cream, Green Pesto
  • DESSERT: Chocolate Dessert with Superfoods
    • NOTE: All recipes: Plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free.

Photo highlights of the event, thanks to Travel Blogger & Photographer, Cassie Hepler, Explore with Cassie.


The tables are set with local Arizona farmers’ beautiful produce.


We are Ready: Melanie Albert, Experience Nutrition. Cassie Hepler, Explore with Cassie.

Take a Look at the Amazing Kale Salads the Visit Phoenix teams created. Beautiful, creative, tasty, and delicious.


And, the proud winners of ROUND 1 of the Challenge.


On to ROUND 2: Raw Deconstructed Veggie Lasagna Cooking Challenge. Seriously, take a look at the culinary creations in the Cooking Challenge. Outstanding creativity, lots of passion, and friendly competition.

Time to enjoy the meals in the beauty of The Farm at South Mountain with Visit Phoenix friends.



Finishing the meal with a little chocolate. Of course. Melanie Albert plating the sweet Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownie.

A little Singing Bowl magic.


The Visit Phoenix Team enjoying the Team Building Cooking Challenge and the beauty of the day…


“Thank you so much to my friends at Visit Phoenix for the incredible opportunity to share our Team Building Cooking Challenge with your organization. I am so honored and love being part of our beautiful Phoenix community.” Melanie Albert, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC


Ronnie Collins, Director of Sales, Visit Phoenix. Melanie Albert, Experience Nutrition. Lorne Edwards, VP Sales & Services, Visit Phoenix.

Thanks, dear talented friend, Cassie Hepler for capturing the Visit Phoenix Team Building Cooking Challenge in photos.


Cassie Hepler, Explore with Cassie. Melanie Albert, Experience Nutrition. Ronnie Collins, Director of Sales, Visit Phoenix

If your organization is interested in a fun, unique, friendly competitive team building event in Phoenix, across the USA, or even around the world, please let me know and we can collaborate and create a custom cooking team building activity for you.



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