Corporate Retreats

Turnkey Team Development With A Certified Coach. And Food!


We’re not just food and games, although you’ll experience a range of tasty treats as part of your team-building retreat. Bring your team together and create a whole new level of bonding through coaching, food, and exploration throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea.

We handle:

  • transportation
  • activities
  • food, and drink

Work with us to identify your goals, and we’ll hold your beer while you achieve them. Let’s make a day of it.

Corporate Retreat Package

Scope Of Services


WITHOUT GETTING TOO DEEP HERE, LET’S JUST SAY THAT WE’RE READY TO TAKE IT ON. ALL OF IT. SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING BUT SHOW UP.

You’ve been looking for a way to make it easy because you’ve heard the groans when someone lobs out, “teambuilding retreat.” We’ve got you, and everyone wins.

 

THEY SEE YOU ROLLIN’ 

A luxury shuttle picks you up on campus at 8:00 am. Your onboard coach will have pastries and coffee to make sure you’re fortified for the ride, and for the work you’ll start on as you hit the highway.

BUT IT’S A HAUL TO CARMEL…

It won’t seem like it as your team is focused on development strategy, and what they’ll be working on together throughout the day.

AND THERE’S A HOTEL

Yep. Because bathrooms and meeting rooms are something you can find there. We’ll wrap up the morning session and handle tinkle stops before we explore Carmel through our tastebuds.

WHERE’S THE FOOD?

You’ll get a fresh perspective when one of our amazing tour leaders takes the handoff from your  Certified Coach. Our tour leaders are local, knowledgeable, and entertaining. And they’ll seamlessly guide you through six tasting stops – enough for a hearty lunch – and return you to your Coach full, happy, and ready to wrap it up. It’s about 1.3 miles walking (comfortable shoes are a must) over approximately 2.5 hours. Our rockstar tasting partners are even able to accommodate dietary considerations (with advance notice). We can offer adult or non-alcoholic beverages based on your preference; sometimes a little lube helps conversations run smoother, ya know?

OH CRAP, IT’S RAINING.

It doesn’t matter. We do this in all kinds of weather, and we’re prepared with some ugly disposable ponchos that put everyone on the same puddle-splashing level.

JUST A LITTLE FARTHER, NOW.

Let’s get this show back on the road. At the hotel after the lunch tour, we’ll do some wrap-up coaching and get you back on the shuttle. Our parting gift is some post-game libation, courtesy of one of our local wine partners.

ALL GOOD THINGS MUST END.

Even this amazing day spent with your newly-revitalized team. But that just means a new beginning! We’ll follow up in 7 days with some accountability chat to make sure your retreat was more than just a playdate. NBD.

Sample Schedule


TIME

 

ACTIVITY

 

8:00-10:15 (depending on traffic) Team embarks on a luxury shuttle and begins team development during the ride to Carmel. Pastry and coffee served.
10:15-10:45 Arrival at La Playa Hotel. Bathroom break as needed. Stretch the legs. Work out kinks.
10:45-11:30 Wrap up morning session
11:30-2:00 Food tour as lunch. Subject to change, you’ll visit the following locations with one of our amazing tour leaders:

  • Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine (a trio of tastes: soup, calamari, 4-onion tart, serving of wine)
  • Affina Food|Wine (farm to table freshness, actual presentation varies, served with wine)
  • Carmel Honey Company (Honey education and tasting; 4 varietals plus small bites)
  • Villa Sombreros (fresh preparation, ranges from street tacos to mango enchilada. Served with sangria.)
  • Trio Carmel (olive oil and vinegar tasting and education, closed out with a tasty surprise)
  • Cantinetta Luca (tiramisu and coffee)

 

2:00-2:15 Return to La Playa. Bathroom breaks. Settle in to wrap up team development sessions.
2:15-3:15 Finishing touches on team development
3:15-6:00 Return via shuttle to campus. Enjoy wine and chocolate on the bus, because we’re cool like that.