What Makes a Great Team?

A smoothly running team is essential for any top-running organization.  But how do you get one?  Check out what qualities leaders need to focus on when effectively implementing their teams: Commitment Commitment is the foundation for synergy in groups.  It provides a clear sense of direction and enables individuals to put aside personal needs for… Continue reading What Makes a Great Team?

End-of-Summer Tips for Fruits and Veggies

Labor Day is just around the corner, so now is the time to eat all the fresh tomatoes, peppers, berries and stone fruits you can get your hands on!  Their fragrant flavors are at their peak right now, which means you should take advantage of them in a wide variety of ways.  Here are a… Continue reading End-of-Summer Tips for Fruits and Veggies

Corporate Team Building Trends

Team building events have become a go-to for companies looking to boost their morale and workplace productivity.  Yet, they’re turning away from off-the-shelf products and instead are demanding experiences that are specifically designed to meet their objectives. Below, we’ve put together some of the key trends companies are looking for when they select their desired… Continue reading Corporate Team Building Trends

Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

July was a busy month for Lajollacooks4u, and we’ve had a blast entertaining guests from all over the country! Most recently, we had the Benson family step into our kitchen.  Kristin, Steve and their daughter, Bailey, came all the way down from Texas to celebrate Bailey’s high-school graduation!  She brought along a friend to join… Continue reading Who’s Been in My Kitchen: Lajollacooks4u Welcomes the Bensons and Illumina

Lajollacooks4u Welcomes TriTech into the Kitchen!

TriTech Software Systems, the leading manufacturer of emergency-response software in the U.S., stepped away from its national sales conference to join Chef Jodi for an exciting afternoon of team building at the Hilton Harbor Island hotel in downtown San Diego earlier this month! Approximately 70 team members attended Lajollacooks4u’s cooking challenge and were eager to… Continue reading Lajollacooks4u Welcomes TriTech into the Kitchen!

Lajollacooks4u Receives Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the Second Year in a Row!

Lajollacooks4u is pleased to announce it has been named as one of Trip Advisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence recipients! The recognition, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on Trip Advisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only approximately 10 percent of businesses listed on Trip… Continue reading Lajollacooks4u Receives Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the Second Year in a Row!

Dishing Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini

If you’re looking for a martini that’s slightly different, give this recipe a try!  Cucumber adds a hint of light flavor, as well as a bit of texture to a basic martini.  What better way to kick-off the weekend? What You’ll Need: 1 1/2 oz. citrus flavored vodka 1 seedless cucumber, sliced 1/2 oz. fresh… Continue reading Dishing Out Recipes: Cucumber Martini