A Little Friendly Competition Never Hurt Anyone

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. I’m sure you’ve heard this before and taken it to heart at many points in your life. Whether you’re competing to make the honor roll, sell the most Girl Scout cookies, become the top scorer on the soccer field or have the highest GPA, competition can be a driver of success. This friendly competitive lifestyle carries into adulthood as we compete with our peers to be the highest performer at work or to win sales competitions.

Competition teaches us to strive to be our best, work hard, take risks and overcome fears. All of these attributes are necessary to being a great salesperson. And at Kapow, we help salespeople sell by creating events that give them unfair amount of face time with their clients. We like to think that our experiences with a competitive element engage guests and create strong memories that give hosts a competitive edge. Here are some of our favorite Kapow experiences with a hint of friendly competition.

Play with your food

Create your own wing sauce at Jake Melnick’s. At this interactive experience, guests will split up into two teams to compete for top honors of Best Sauce. Jake Melnick’s wing experts will crown the winners with bragging rights.

Host an Iron Chef Competition at Delmonico’s where teams are given identical ingredients and kitchen equipment. With the advice and assistance of a supervising chef, teams will design and make a meal, which will be judged on presentation, creativity and, of course, taste!

Return to your childhood with an event at The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. Once all of your guests arrive, they will be split into teams to compete for the honors of Grilled Cheese Champion!

Spice things up with a guacamole-making contest at Mesero. A guacamole expert will teach guests the basics of making standard guacamole. Following the demonstration, guests will be tasked with creating their own guacamole using different ingredients. One team will be crowned the winner!

Race to the finish line

Run through downtown Chicago while trying to solve a series of clues with Escape Room Races. This outside-the-box escape room/scavenger hunt has guests competing to unlock their Escape Room Race boxes. (Plus, the winners get trophies!) Word on the street is Kapow employees broke an Escape Room Races record.

If you’ve got the need for speed, race with your team or clients to rebuild a vintage motorcycle with Moto Guild Chicago. Teams of up to four will attempt to rebuild a motorcycle from the nuts and bolts up.

Or loosen your tie and get active with a ping pong tournament at Hop21. Guests will bring out their inner Forrest Gump and compete for top honors in a legendary ping pong competition!


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