Ideas & Inspiration

  • Get your team to share some childhood photos and the stories associated with them.

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  • Encourage employees to share their recipes and turn the contributions into a workplace A Taste of Harmony recipe book.

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  • Make a list of all the nationalities in your office (encourage people to look back through their family history if they are unsure), put them all in a hat and have each staff member pull one out. Each person then brings in a dish reflecting their allocated country.

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  • Without identifying it, ask colleagues to describe why their dish is symbolic of their culture. Number each dish and invite everyone to match the dishes with the descriptions.

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  • A Taste of Harmony doesn’t have to be restricted to food. Get creative and carry the theme from your dish through to decorations and turn your staffroom into a worldly display of different cultures.

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  • Organise a cooking demonstration or ‘masterclass’ to kick off your A Taste of Harmony celebrations.

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  • Create a My Kitchen Rules style challenge with different team members hosting a lunch each day of the week with a prize for the best meal.

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  • Encourage staff to bring recipes that have been passed down generations (and across the seas) by awarding a prize for the oldest dish and the dish that has travelled the furthest

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  • Assign each staff member with a different letter of the alphabet, and each person brings a dish from the country that they have been assigned.

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