Meaningful team bonding activities

(Re)discover heritage culture & engage with the community at Dignity Kitchen

Meaningful team bonding activities

(Re)discover heritage culture & engage with the community at Dignity Kitchen

Welcome to Dignity Outreach

Click on one of the buttons below to learn more about each team bonding activity. We provide end-to-end planning for all our corporate-friendly experiences. Designed to allow you to bond with colleagues in a meaningful, heartwarming environment and at the same time engage in impact.

COOK, BAKE, SERVE

Recommended for: 10 - 25 pax (Inclusive of Refreshments) 

Groups will be allocated into teams based on the number of persons, followed by a Hygiene Briefing and a Short Tour of Dignity Kitchen premises.

Participants will prepare two food items guided by differently-abled staff and facilitated by the Events team. (Selection of items will be made by Project Dignity subject to availability of staff) Dishes prepared will be served at the High Tea Makan session.

The session ends with Sharing Presentation by Project Dignity and Q&A /Reflection.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Timing: 2.00pm - 5.30pm

Price: $48+ per person

Event Itinerary Sample:

2pm – 2.30pm

- Arrival of participants, short tour of Dignity Kitchen & Introduction on Project Dignity                                     

2.30pm – 3.30pm

- Hygiene briefing & distribution of aprons, hairnets and disposable gloves, allocation of Groups, followed by Cook and Bake Session.

*2 dishes TBC upon availability of our differently-abled colleagues.

3.30pm – 4.30pm

- Arrival of Elderly/Seniors, high Tea Refreshments, participants will serve and dine with Elderly Group followed by a Karaoke Session

4.30pm - 5.30pm 

- Session ends with Reflection / Q & A

"For CapitaLand’s first Management Trainee Day, we wanted to do a team building activity of a different kind. One that inspired our Management Trainees – some of whom may become leaders of the company – to lead with the community in mind and to make a difference in our shared community. Through the Hawker for a Day programme, they were able to build stronger bonds and even learn how to cook. Seeing the smiles on our friends from AWWA made it a worthwhile experience."

Lee Shijie, Group Talent Management, CapitalLand

"We had used other cooking schools before for team building events..But somebody said why not find something else to do...the experience here gives us a lot more return. We're actually not here to learn cooking - it's the by product. We're here to learn how to interact with people of diverse backgrounds."

Emily Tan and Lim Fang Chien, Barclays Singapore

How Did We Start?

Borne out of the founder's personal motto to be involved in the community at least once a day (he called this Dignity Day), the 4 distinct team bonding activities have become an integral part of the business' social mission, encouraging interaction with and understanding for the differently-abled.

At the same time, you get to experience an atypical kind of team bonding, immerse yourself in an underappreciated side of the community while (re)discovering local food culture.

This is not for everyone - especially not for the close-minded or if you're looking for a glamorous environment with modern cooking facilities and swanky dining space. We cannot provide that.

However, if you're looking for something different, meaningful, full of heart and humour, you can bet this to be one-of-a-kind in Singapore. 

At the end of our programmes, we hope you gain an appreciation for those who overcame personal difficulties to run an entire stall by themselves, whether it is with one functional hand, 10% sight or zero hearing abilities. You will come away with what "disability" and "dignity" really mean, but most of all have fun!

What Else Can I Expect?

  • Hassle-free (we plan everything for you) and weather-proof (we are located indoors)

  • Not physically demanding and will not tire you out. Suitable for teams with a wide age range.

  • Laid back environment. No cooking experience required (also suitable for groups with Muslim participants as the food we prepare are halal-certified)

  • Customisable to your objectives and needs whether it be workplan discussions, CSR, corporate citizenship, Values-in-Action

  • For non-locals, explore a quintessential aspect of Singapore that is pending a UNESCO nomination: our hawker centre and culture

  • For Singaporeans, rediscover food you've probably eaten before but have no idea how it's made

WORKING WITH DISABILITY (To be updated)

Recommended for: 20 - 30 pax (games-oriented)

Duration: 3 hours

Timing: Weekday morning/afternoon*

Price: $42/pax (includes a light snack and drink)

  1. Station 1 – Sign Language. Learn international sign language from an individual who is hearing impaired.
  2. Station 2 – Serve on Wheels. Participants will get to experience serving on a wheelchair.
  3. Station 3 – Dessert Art. Learn pulut hitam art (black glutinous rice porridge) using coconut milk with guidance from an intellectually challenged.
  4. Station 4 – Roller Coaster Marbles. Learn to work with an individual who has partial paralysis to balance a marble on a cord cover.

*Both sessions do not include serving of lunch to the elderly. 

"The facilitators of the programme are all very good, from the sharing by Mr. Yeo to the actual game facilitation, the team explained the objectives of the games clearly. We are generally impressed with what we have seen, it is an eye-opener and we had a good experience. We will be coming back again for other activities and we are looking at a long-term partnership to support Project Dignity’s social mission. We definitely recommend team bonding activities to people who are looking to spend a meaningful time together!"

Mr. Daniel Lim, Chairman of CWG International and Mr. Sam Senivasan, Vice-Chairman of CWG International

"Our Accenture Singapore Legal Corporate Citizenship Committee had a meaningful and fun time together. The interactive activities together with your staff (learning basic sign language and navigating a wheelchair) raised our awareness about the challenges faced by physically challenged members of our society. We were certainly also inspired by the will to succeed..including those with intellectual and physical challenges, demonstrated in the activities. We are immensely grateful for all the hard work you did!"

Stephanie Tremeaud, Accenture

LEARNING JOURNEY

Recommended for: 5 pax - 25 pax

Duration: ~4.5 hours 

Timing: Weekday afternoon

Price: Starts from $20/pax

Our learning journey will take you on a tour around Dignity Kitchen, participating in meals distribution to the residents of Boon Keng community and many more!

SERVED WITH LOVE SPONSORSHIP

Recommended for: 40 pax (Including sponsor participants, carers & nursing home staff)

Duration: ~3hours 

Timing: Weekday afternoon

Price: $800

Our sponsorship includes a tour around Dignity Kitchen, engaging the elderly in a karaoke session and many more!

COOK, BAKE, MAKAN

Recommended for: 10 - 25 pax (Inclusive of Refreshments) 

Groups will be allocated into teams based on the number of persons, followed by a Hygiene Briefing and a Short Tour of Dignity Kitchen premises.

Participants will prepare two food items guided by differently-abled staff and facilitated by the Events team. (Selection of items will be made by Project Dignity subject to availability of staff) Dishes prepared will be served at the High Tea Makan session.

The session ends with Sharing Presentation by Project Dignity and Q&A /Reflection.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Timing: 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Price: $45+ per person

Event Itinerary Sample:

2pm – 2.30pm

- Arrival of participants, short tour of Dignity Kitchen & Introduction about Project Dignity.                                     

2.30pm – 4.00pm

- Hygiene briefing & distribution of aprons, hairnets and disposable gloves, allocation of Groups, followed by Cook and Bake Session.

*2 dishes TBC upon availability of our differently-abled colleagues.

4.00pm – 5.00pm

- High Tea Refreshments, session ends with Reflection / Q & A

"For CapitaLand’s first Management Trainee Day, we wanted to do a team building activity of a different kind. One that inspired our Management Trainees – some of whom may become leaders of the company – to lead with the community in mind and to make a difference in our shared community. Through the Hawker for a Day programme, they were able to build stronger bonds and even learn how to cook. Seeing the smiles on our friends from AWWA made it a worthwhile experience."

Lee Shijie, Group Talent Management, CapitalLand

"We had used other cooking schools before for team building events..But somebody said why not find something else to do...the experience here gives us a lot more return. We're actually not here to learn cooking - it's the by product. We're here to learn how to interact with people of diverse backgrounds."

Emily Tan and Lim Fang Chien, Barclays Singapore

Frequently Asked Questions

They are held within the Project Dignity office. Address on Google maps can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Unfortunately, all our activities are catered for paying participants only.

If you’re still keen in getting involved with Project Dignity, we are looking for social-savvy individuals skilled in photography, videography, graphic design and editorial. If you possess any of these skills and are interested, please email us at enquiry@projectdignity.sg with your CV and work portfolio.

Due to the limitations of our premises, we cannot cater to extremely large groups. We have done off-site activities at several of our clients' premises and home partners before and this includes "roving stalls" facilitated together with one of our stall managers. However, such enquiries are assessed and quoted on a case-by-case basis, subject to the team's availability. Please fill in the form below and indicate your requirements and the team will get in touch with you to see how best we can accommodate.

Yes this is possible as all of our food suppliers and ingredients are halal certified.

Yes absolutely. We have a strong network of homes, VWOs and NGOs that we work with to invite the elderly for lunch every day at Dignity Kitchen. 

Yes. Just let us know in the comments section of the form. This is however subject to the home's availability and the Dignity Outreach team's discretion.

This is subject to our discretion. Especially for Hawker for a Day and Cook, Bake & Serve where some of the nursing homes we invite would not be comfortable being on camera. Please be sure to check with the Dignity Outreach events team.

Get A Quote From Us For Free

To find out more about our programmes, please fill in the form below for a recommendation or feel free to speak to our events team from Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 am to 05:00 pm at +65 9853 9086.