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Team Building

Unique Team Building Opportunities at the Essex

Make your Vermont event unforgettable with one of The Essex Resort & Spa’s unique offerings.

Iron Chef

We believe there's no better way to build a spirit of cooperation than with a little fun competition.

Based on the popular Food Network show Iron Chef, our Culinary Team Building program gives you a chance to create your own gourmet creations, from pizzas to gumbo. We supply the ingredients. You supply the imagination. And when you're done, one of our professional chefs will render the verdict, based on flavor combinations, seasoning, and presentation.

Of course, the real reward is enjoying your creation when the contest is over!

We also offer several non-competitive team-building events, including culinary demonstrations.

Northern Lights Rock and Ice

Make your way across the authentic Burma bridge to the dual 450-foot zip wires. Or try the Leap of Faith after making your way through the blind maze.

Corporate groups and companies can enrich their team with a variety of challenging experiences at Northern Lights. All programs are customized and designed around your team's dynamics and goals. Expert facilitation provides both fun and a challenge to every team.

Culinary Scavenger Hunt

Go on the hunt with your colleagues, answering riddles and puzzles as you attempt to cross all the items off your list. Set all across our 18 acres, our Culinary Scavenger Hunts are exhilerating, challenging, and (most of all) fun.

Scour the grounds for clues in an attempt to be the winning team (and, we promise, the victory is sweet!)

Cooking For a Cause

Cooking for a Cause is a unique team building experience that ends in a meaningful and worthwhile donation of food to people in need. The program includes food prepared and enjoyed by the participants during the event and a donation to area charities.

Our professional chef will guide you through the preparation of meals, which assures that even those who are not aspiring chefs can get involved! Once cooking is finished your team will be invited to sample some of what they have produced. When the evening is over, each guest leaves with new cooking skills, memories of a great time in the company of colleagues and a feeling of satisfaction knowing they have made a difference to those in need.

Participating charities include:
Ronald McDonald House
Committee on Temporary Shelter
Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
Spectrum Youth Center
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

Vermont Guided Tours

Vermont Guided Tours can turn a good vacation into a GREAT vacation, as you enjoy northern Vermont and the surrounding Burlington Area. Greg Doremus is your tour guide. A life-long Vermonter, Doremus is an avid outdoorsman with a wide breadth of knowledge of what makes Vermont so special.

SPRING AND SUMMER SEASON TOURS
(all tours for 2-7 people)

Tuesday
10:45 am – 1:15pm – Local Nature Tour

Wednesday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Mountain View Tour
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Spirits Tour/See the City Tour (alternate weeks)

Thursday
8:30 am – 10:00 am – Local Nature Tour
10:30 am – 2:00 pm – Estate Farm Tour

Friday
10:00 am – 1:30 pm – Wine and Maple Tour
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Mountain View Tour 

Saturday
9:30 am – 1:30 pm – Island Tour 

Sunday
9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Five Tree Tour

Call The Essex Resort & Spa or stop by the Front Desk to book your Vermont Guided Tour today! 802-878-1100.

Vermont Guided Tours, in partnership with The Essex Resort & Spa, is a fully licensed and insured LLC. 24 hour cancellation policy. Tours conducted rain or shine.

For details of the various tours, click here, or visit VermontGuidedTours.com.

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