Bring Your Team Together: Team Building with Taste Events

Dallas Team Building With Taste Blogger EventWho else is watching cooking competition shows and dreams what it would be like to participate? Do you make your kids help you in the kitchen, responding to you “YES, Chef!” ? In our house its a semi- regular occurrence. Recently, I was invited for a super fun experience exactly like that with Team Building with Taste at their Dallas location.

After serving us morning mimosas and apps, we were divided into cooking teams and raced against the clock to prepare a meal worthy of chef’s approval. Not only were we racing against the clock but we had several challenges and plot twists thrown at us too. When the clock countdown came to a close, the heat was on as it was time to present our dish to the chef and discuss our strategy and process.

Smoked Salmon Leek Crostini

Our team did an amazing job. We did make some adjustments to the basic recipe that resulted in us winning the competition!! (I’ll be sharing our recipe in another post so you can make our winning recipe at home!)

Chef Joey Allette Team Building with Taste Dallas

Chef Joey Allette is an award-winning chef who has a great reputation in Dallas. He was incredibly entertaining and knowledgeable making the experience even more fun. I immediately called my husband afterwards and recommended he schedule an event here for his board and executive staff. This really is a great alternative to team building that eliminates physical fears some have with ropes courses or other trust challenges.

In addition to business team building, this is perfect for volunteer groups, birthday parties ( ages 13+ allowed in the kitchen). I’m thinking this will be a great option for Kaitlyn’s next birthday! Occasionally there are cooking classes that individuals can sign up for. Check out their special Fathers Day event details here.

For more information on their programs and menus, go to Team Building with Taste.

Find and Finance Your Next Car at the 2017 DFW Auto Show

DFW AUTO SHOW CAR

A recent study by Kelly Blue Book found that more than 40 percent of men and 60 percent of women don’t feel confident in car buying.

This uncertainty may be why typical car buyers spend an average of nearly nine hours on different online sites during the car buying process, according to the 2016 Autotrader Car Buyer Journey Report – spending time researching car pricing, finding actual vehicles listed for sale, comparing different models and more. Capital One® Auto Navigator® and the 2017 DFW Auto Show are coming together to help simplify the process by offering one place to find and finance your next vehicle.

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Find your Car at the 2017 DFW Auto Show

The DFW Auto Show is one of the largest new car and truck shows in the nation – and local car enthusiasts, families and potential buyers alike flock to see the latest and greatest car styles, models, trends and technology. It’s the perfect place to check out all the cars you’ve been considering in person with no pressure. The show is open to the public from March 22-26, 2017, so come by, walk around and experience all there is to offer. This is the best place to get a close up look, ask questions to specialists, and even get behind the wheel with several ride & drive opportunities. Ride & drives are like shopping with no sales pressure – just be sure to bring your driver’s licence with you!

Finance your Car at the 2017 DFW Auto Show too! 

One fantastic experience this year’s show is offering is the Capital One Auto Navigator Garage.  As one of the title sponsors for 2017, Capital One is inviting all DFW Auto Show attendees to the Capital One Auto Navigator Garage.  Located in Hall F, the Capital One Auto Navigator Garage is where car enthusiasts and potential car buyers can learn more about how to find and finance the car of their dreams with the Capital One® Auto Navigator®. Auto Navigator gives consumers the opportunity to see if they pre-qualify for auto financing before they visit a dealer, without impacting their credit score. Consumers can access the Auto Navigator website by going to CapitalOne.com/Cars. There you will find out whether or not you’re pre-qualified in minutes, with info on the amounts, your personal APR and payment info. From there you are pre-qualified, and whenever you are ready to shop you just take your printed summary into a participating dealership.

DFW Auto Show 2017

But Wait, There’s More…..

Throughout the show, attendees can visit the Capital One Auto Navigator Garage where they’ll have a chance to see Auto Navigator website demos and engage in an interactive photo booth.  On Saturday and Sunday (March 25-26), Chip Foose, a well-known automobile designer and industry innovator, will be at the Capital One Auto Navigator Garage to meet with fans and talk about the latest and greatest in the auto industry – including car financing.

We truly understand that buying a car is a large investment for most households and a commitment that should be considered carefully. Our family will be buying a car in the next few months and  will be attending the DFW Auto Show and utilizing  Capital One Auto Navigator ourselves. I’m looking forward to updating you with our experiences! I hope to see a few of you at the show!

For more details on location and ticket information to attend the 2017 DFW Auto Show, visit DFWAutoShow.com

For more information about the Capital One Auto Navigator Garage, visit Capital One’s Facebook page.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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The 2016 DFW Auto Show

This post is sponsored by SheBuysCars on behalf of the DFW Auto Show and Toyota. All opinions are my own.
DFW Auto Show

The 2016 DFW Auto Show

The 2016 DFW Auto Show has an impressive line up of vehicles on display and many opportunities to get behind the wheel to shop, test drive and dream.  Attending an auto show is the perfect way to explore in a no pressure environment. It’s also perfect timing for a Spring Break adventure without leaving the city!

fast cars DFW auto show

Randall and I had the opportunity to get a preview during press days and had a fabulous time. We did a few ride & drives and each found something we would like to take home. I fell in LOVE with the Kia K900 during our ride and drive.

DFW AUTO SHOW Kia K900

Randall fell in love with something a little more exclusive. Here he is sitting in the Rezvani Beast next to Mr Ferris Rezvani himself. This is only the third of its kind ever made.

Rezvani Beast

Now it’s your turn…. Head over to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and find your dream car too. Here’s some info you will want to have as you plan your visit.

2016 DFW Auto Show Ride & Drive Event

An outdoor Ride & Drive event once again will take place at this year’s DFW Auto Show. Visitors will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of some of their favorite cars, trucks and SUVS from a variety of manufacturers. The event will take place at various locations outside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.  Hours for the outdoor Ride & Drive event are: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 & 19 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.

Kids Zone

Remember this an event for the whole family! Kids Zone powered by Kidventure has something for kids of all ages to enjoy. Some of the fun includes a 24-foot inflatable slide, a Monster Truck bounce house, Adrenaline Rush Obstacle course, and an art center station.

 

Times

Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ticket prices

$12 for adults
$5 for senior citizens 65 and older
$5 for children 6 to 12 years old; children 5 and under admitted free

For direction and more : https://dfwautoshow.com

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie invites the public to join in celebrating 25 years of bringing the weird, odd and fun to the Metroplex.

Before school was out for summer, I was able to accompany our daughter on a super fun outing with her classmates to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Grand Prairie, TX.  We had the BEST time experiencing all the unique exhibits in theOdditorium, not to mention our many photo ops in Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax ( read about the rest of our time here.) Seeing the building from the highway had always intrigued us and certainly made it an attraction we knew we wanted to visit.  We had a ton of stories to share after out initial visit but we knew we would have to bring the rest of out family back so they could get the full experience for themselves.

If your family was like us and has had Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie on your “Must see places to visit in DFW” list, you wont want to miss this perfect opportunity!

Ripley’s Grand Prairie will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, July 5th!!
There will be plenty of FREE events outside the attraction, including:
  • Games
  • Snacks
  • Face painting
  • Bounce houses
  • Prizes
People who want to enjoy the attractions – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie Odditorium, Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax, Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze and the Impossible LaseRace – will save $5 on the price of any combo ticket( July 5th 2014 only)

The all-day celebration begins when the doors open at 10 am.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie is located at 601 E. Palace Parkway.
For more information, visit ripleys.com/grandprairie