Change Consulting and Executive Coaching



Uniquely Engaging Learning Experiences

Team Building Activities For Adults

Engaging people in an authentic culinary experience is good business.


  • Over 80% of eligible incentive travel recipients who earn a recognition or reward trip feel more connected and appreciative of their host organization, and are motivated to continue excelling.
  • 90% of organizations conducting off-site business meetings and events find food and beverage is their biggest expense beyond the travel cost itself.


Instead of impersonal banquets and pricy dine-outs, take your group out of bored rooms and into a meaningful, memorable Cooking Commons experience that turns your travel budget from an expense to a strategic investment.

​​Create great connections on a shared culinary adventure


Everyone eats. We also love learning about and sharing food. At work or play, food connects us in meaningful and memorable ways. Combine food with adventure and you create a magical experience.


The Cooking Commons® by Martius Group creates fun food-themed programs for work teams and private groups that engage, inform and inspire people. No gimmicky games, boring banquets or costly and impersonal dine-outs, instead uniquely authentic culinary learning experiences everyone will welcome, remember, and appreciate.


  • Host a Cooking Commons Team Building program and turn “me” involvement into “we” commitment for executive teams, governance boards, donors, volunteers, channel partners, customers and co-workers.  Bring people together for fun with food and establish trust, overcome obstacles, increase commitment and improve capacity to perform toward group goals.
  • Give the gift of Cooking Commons Private Dining to impress and inspire your special event guests with more than a great meal.  Combine an entertaining culinary presentation and engaging cooking demonstration with fabulous food to create an especially memorable experience.
  • Plan a behind-the-scenes guided Cooking Commons Culinary Travel experience to reward and motivate your private group or team. Enjoy exploring a local culture and its authentic cuisine while building bonds and having fun doing great things together.


As seasoned culinary education and event  experts, we partner with you to create and deliver a uniquely engaging Cooking Commons culinary experience designed to achieve your performance, recognition, reward or relationship goals.