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A Taste for Team Building Outside the Box? Food Tours Are the Answer

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As employers and workers are examining how to re-establish a cohesive, in-person work environment offering some team building options is more important than ever. The first purpose of team building is always to share genuine, meaningful experiences. Bonding with your team members through activity outside of the office creates the opportunity to share some quality talking time. Breaking bread affirms trust, confidence, and comfort with an individual or group of people. Sharing quality time over a meal provides a base of friendliness and informality and helps strengthen team bonds. Offering a local team building option that not only connects staff with each other but also helps connect to the small businesses that are located in their work area is a double win.

Taste of Troy Food Tours offers this unique team building opportunity in Troy and Albany. With delicious food, a few craft beverages and plenty of time for conversation, a Taste of Troy Food Tour may just be the perfect thing to do for your group. We have created a scavenger hunt option that allows for small groups within the team to work together to decipher clues about the history and iconic locations of these historic cities. Read on for more reasons why these popular tours are the perfect team-building activity in the 518 area.

Taste of Troy Food Tours foster conversation: Food tours in Albany or Troy are designed to get your team talking, both during the experience and afterwards. Our friendly local guide offers the ideal balance of knowledge, conversation starters and time for your team to talk among themselves.

Take some time to relax together: On a food tour, your team will have the chance to relax and unwind together, creating better cohesion and deepening the bonds between team members. Whether you are looking to welcome staff back from remote offices, introduce new hires,  launch a new concept, achieve your sales goals or reward your crew for a job well done, having the time together outside of the office and without work will increase morale and forge friendships.

Taste of Troy Food Tours are flexible: Our food tours in Troy and Albany are flexible. It doesn’t matter if your group is in the Capital Region for an off-site meeting or if you are arranging the tour as a break in the day’s agenda, we can make your experience one that your team will remember. Private team building tours are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from April – early November.

New tastes invite conversation: Most everyone loves to talk about food and it’s an area where diversity of opinion is seldom found offensive. The independent  restaurants and craft brewers we visit provide a number of different tastes, both familiar and exotic, all of which are sure to get your team talking.

In the words of L. Fisher, who recently arranged a team outing with Taste of Troy Food Tours:

“Had a wonderful time with Amy leading the charge in Albany. I scheduled a tour for over 10 clients and we had a blast. We tried various food and drinks all the while learning (while walking) some of the history of the city. It was really nice to have the tour centered around / support small local “shops” as well. I couldn’t have asked for more!”

So if you are looking for a deliciously fun way to connect your staff, consider signing your team up for a mid-week afternoon food tour. Taste of Troy Food Tours can accommodate groups from a minimum of 8 participants to as large as 50 guests.