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

Project Dignity was founded by Mr Koh Seng Choon and was established in 2010. Providing end-to-end planning for all our corporate-friendly experiences, we designed event activities to allow bonding among colleagues in a meaningful and heartwarming environment. Engage in our events and a portion goes back to community and our social mission.

COOK, BAKE, SERVE

Recommended for: 10 - 25 pax (incl. refreshments) 

  • 2pm - 2:30pm: Introduction on Project Dignity followed by a short tour.
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm: Hygiene briefing & distribution of aprons, hairnets and disposable gloves, allocation of groups, followed by the Cook and Bake Session. Participants will be cooking up to 2 dishes (eg. Siew Mai, Rojak, Cookies, etc) which will be presented by our differently-abled colleagues. The event facilitator will guide everyone along.
  • 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 of the day.

 

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 subjected to availability of staff). Dishes prepared will be served at the High Tea makan session.

Duration: 3.5 hours

Timing: 2.00pm - 5.30pm

Price: *$48 before GST per person (incl. snacks, beverages, aprons, hairnets, and gloves)

"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

“This was the first time we were meeting as a newly formed leadership team so the importance of this team building session was paramount. Mr Yeo’s sharing on Project Dignity struck a chord with the team as it encouraged us to remember the importance of embracing diversity and how it can be practically implemented  in our daily work. As a company diversity and inclusion is close to our hearts, and seeing this being employed in everyday operations encouraged us to continue to think about what more we can do in this space. Learning about local culture through food was a plus as the team hails from different countries. This was a special experience which we spoke about for days afterward – especially enjoying lunch and a sing along with local community members!"

Zanna McComish, Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Integrity, BHP Billiton

"Thank you for teaching us how to bake muffins. It has certainly been a great experience for us all to get together and learn more about social enterprise. Keep up the good work!"

Shuting, Aon

COOK, BAKE, MAKAN

Recommended for: 10 - 25 pax (incl. refreshments) 

  • 2pm - 2:30pm: Introduction on Project Dignity followed by a short tour.
  • 2.30pm - 4pm: Hygiene briefing & distribution of aprons, hairnets and disposable gloves, allocation of Groups, followed by Cook and Bake Session. Participants will be cooking up to 2 dishes (eg. Siew Mai, Rojak, Cookies, etc) which will be presented by our differently-abled colleagues. The event facilitator will guide everyone along.
  • 4pm - 4.30pm: A taste of your own food creations and refreshments.
  • 4.30pm - 5pm: Session ends with Reflection of the day.

 

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 subjected to availability of staff). Dishes prepared will be served at the High Tea Makan session.

Duration: 3 hours

Timing: 2pm - 5pm

Price: *$45 before GST per person (incl. snacks, beverages, aprons, hairnets, and gloves)

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

LEARNING JOURNEY & SOCIAL OUTREACH EVENT

Recommended for: 5 - 25 pax

1pm - 2pm: Participants arrival followed by lunch from Dignity Kitchen stalls

2pm - 2.30pm: A sharing presentation by the event facilitator followed by a short tour around Dignity Kitchen

2.30pm - 3.30pm: Learn basic sign language and Draw in the dark activities

3.30pm - 4pm: Assist with the Bento meals packing

4pm - 4.30pm: Distribute the meals to nearby residents at Dignity Kitchen

4.30pm - 5pm: Reflections of the day

5pm: Farewell & departure

Groups will be allocated into teams based on the number of persons.

Duration: 4 hours

Timing: 1pm - 5pm

Price: *$20 before GST per person (incl. lunch, beverage and activities)

Sponsorship price: *$400 before GST (for 100 packed meals)

MEAL TREAT SPONSORSHIP

Recommended for: 40 pax (Incl a handful of sponsor participants, carers & nursing home staff)

Duration: 3 hrs

Timing: Weekday afternoon

Price: $800 (not incl GST)

Our sponsorship includes a tour around Dignity Kitchen, engaging the elderly in a karaoke session and many more! The cost covers the transportation of the elderlies by coach, High Tea refreshments and Goodie Bags for them to return home with loving memories!

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.

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