Over the last year Elephants in Main Street‘s hottest new teambuilding event, Chef Masters, has generated enormous debate and controversy. Participants have laughed, listened and learned. Elephant’s in Main Street findings have been interesting when you compare them to the latest research.Three out of ten women believe their man is a better cook than they are, it has been revealed. Researchers found the idea of the kitchen being the female domain is becoming a thing of the past, as men are growing more confident in the kitchen and being inspired by celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. Not only are many men better cooks than their wives or girlfriends, but many women also said their other half is more adventurous when it comes to cooking. One in 10 women even said their kids preferred their partner’s cooking over their own. It is great to see that both genders are sharing the cooking and that men are taking more interest and experimenting with different cuisines. For years, the common assumption has been that the kitchen was considered to be a woman’s domain. But it seems men are becoming bigger fans of cooking than ever before. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the Ultimate Chef Masters has become such a hit.
Celebrity chefs, many of which are men, have made cooking much more popular over the last few years and it looks like this is finally rubbing off on guys.Cooking is no longer something reserved for women or just a necessity but can be fun for both men and women. The study of 2,000 Brits found that a third of women reckon their other half is the best cook in the household, while another 36 per cent say their husband or boyfriend is usually the one who experiments with the more exotic dishes. Nearly two fifths believe it’s down to the rise in popularity of celebrity cooking shows, while 37 per cent think male chefs like Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay have helped to make it a more popular hobby. The results being produced at venues around the country over the last six months have revealed some fascinating results when you compare them to the above. Research is research, but Elephants in Main Street‘s Ultimate Chef Master’s Experience is unforgettable. www.elephants.co.za