Gastronomic Incentive program in Barcelona

Day 1

  • Delegates arrive at Barcelona airport. Transfer to the hotel – Layetana hotel. Welcome cocktail and program briefing. “One the best European new hip hotels” – The Guardian. The hotel is located in a stylish building from 1926, completely renovated and next to city centre and Barcelona’s Cathedral.

Day 2

  • Breakfast in the hotel. Morning meetings in one of the hotel business room with a coffee-break.
  • Lunch at hotel restaurant.
  • Guided Tour of Antoni Gaudi works – Antoni Gaudí was a visionary architect during Barcelona’s Modernista (Art Nouveau)  period. He graced Barcelona with nearly all his extraordinary and beautiful buildings. The tour offers and outdoor and indoor guided visit to the most representative buildings designed by the genius.

  • Delicious Spanish Ham tasting and dinner – A 10 different ham tasting with which participants will be able to learn and experience the different qualities and textures of the ham and its different flavours according to its origin, upbringing and nourishment of the pork. The explanation includes origin of the Iberian ham, its elaboration and the different trade marks of their origin.

Day 3 

  • Gastronomic Gymkhana – A game designed to challenge participants culinary skills. Gymkhana will take place in Boqueria Market, A Gastronomic kitchen in Ramblas and a special location for wine trivial pursuit. Teams will have to complete some series of tests and questions, workshops and “tapas” competition and blindfolded wine tasting.

  • Dinner at catalan farmhouse restaurant – Last and special group dinner in an old farmhouse transformed into a spectacular restaurant offering Mediterranean-Catalan cuisine in a cosy and rustic atmosphere. A perfect bright end to your Incentive trip to Barcelona.

Day 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

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Barcelona Gourmet Tour

This is a spicy itinerary to get into the amazing world of Spanish gastronomy, shapes and flavors.

The visit begins at the market of la Boqueria.  The Boqueria Market was considered the best market in the world  at the World Market Conference that took place in Washington DC. Is a perfect  place to enjoy an incredible contrast between colors and activity, ideal to discover why Mediterranean  cuisine is internationally known due to its ingredients.

From the market we will wander around the gothic quarter admiring the most reputable gourmet shops.  A sweet and salty itinerary that ends in the Ribera quarter  next to Santa Maria del Mar Church with a wine tasting session and “pintxos” appetizer.

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Paella cookery course

A large part of the Spanish culture exists in its gastronomy…. In a “finca” near  Barcelona you can learn the steps in how to prepare and cook the most famous dish in Spain: the paella!

The Paella Cookery Course is a light-hearted and fun contest where participants get to learn to make their own paella out in the open air: an interesting alternative to the common barbecue!

The group will be divided into 2 teams of 10 people who will each be equipped with everything they will need to cook the paella and each team will be identified by different coloured scarves.

The teams will start at the same time and will be guided by one chef who will explain the preparation methods of the Paella. The teams will also have a copy of the recipe that details the ingredients used and in which order to use them.

At the end of the course, the chef and director of catering will taste each paella to determine the winner. This will be judged on the cooking process of each team and most importantly the taste of Paella. The winning team will receive a bottle of champagne and an optional a reward.

The group will then be free to enjoy their home-made paellas for lunch which will be accompanied with a salad, followed by dessert. Drinks are also included.

This is a fun and “tasty” Team building activity in a rustic Restaurant outside Barcelona.

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Barcelona Sailing Regatta

Team building has never been so much fun. The Mediterranean Sea allows you to enjoy many activities, but without doubt, one of the highlights is doing a Sailing regatta.

This regatta is suitable for both big and small groups (6 people). It combines amusement, competition and for the sea lovers, the chance to get in touch with the beautiful Mediterranean sea. Do not worry if you don’t have any experience on sailing as you will be leaded by professionals the whole race. In order to achieve a positive team building result, participants shall be encouraged to take part in all activities involved in sailing the boat under the guidance of your qualified instructor.

Before the race stars, the participants will be divided into groups and they will get a briefing of the activity. Once on board the skipper will explain the safety rules, the different tasks and the role of each participant.

Enjoy an unforgettable sea experience and discover Barcelona from another point of view!

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Purpose of an Incentive Travel Program

Incentive travel program is a motivation tool used by large and small organizations to recognize and reward their employees. They employees are motivated by both the incentive travel award they can earn and the recognition afforded to them by the corporate leaders. They are also excited about the opportunity to network with other high performers and share best practices. These management tools are the responsible for the financial success of the company and more and more managers are convinced of the value the Incentive travel program provides.

Motivating employees is always one of management’s biggest concerns. During an economic downturn, such as the one affecting at present, the retention of excellent employees becomes even more important. Organizations that develop cultures based on employee recognition and rewards programs will be better positioned to survive, and even thrive, because their employees remain motivated and engaged.

Incentive Travel Program is a business expense justified by tangible and intangible benefits:

–          Tangible benefits: Increase in financial metrics

–          Intangible benefits: Reinforcement of the organizational culture

Incentive Travel Programs in Spain

Spain is a perfect destination for Incentive Travel Programs. It occupies a privileged position among the top five Business Travel destinations, being Barcelona and Madrid the most outstanding worldwide. In addition to a pleasant climate throughout the year, the country offers other attractions such as its gastronomy, culture, architecture and natural beauty, both in their beaches and in the countryside.

Such conditions enable us to create customized programs that may include team building activities, to strengthen the relationship between employees, cultural tours, gastronomic activities to enjoy local food and original competitions in the historic old towns

T-Made events believes that the real success of an Incentive trip is based on an excellent customer service, meticulous attention to detail and specialized guides. Providing unique experiences that combine team building activities with gastronomic and cultural workshops that enable participants to approach the country’s culture and cuisine.