We are a small international team working for a big platform of many European youth organisations that study nature or are active in environmental protection – YEE – Youth and Environment Europe.
Our office is located in a wonderful environmental centre Toulcův Dvůr in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently our Secretariat consists of six people but only five of us are working in our small office. Five is a great number – there are 5 working days in a week, it is not a big and it is not a small number of people… quite perfect to cook for each other.
Every day we switch in the kitchen and we try to prepare something tasty, healthy and/or special for the team. This activity became a very relaxing break during our daily work. It takes approximately one hour for one person to prepare the lunch. Then we eat together for half an hour and we try to avoid talks about work. We relax and enjoy the food.
We are convinced that this way of dining together belongs to more sustainable working methods. It is saving money, it is more healthy, more creative and it supports the team spirit. In our case intercultural learning is another benefit we get, since we are an international team and we all have very different backgrounds and cuisines, that we also try to share.
This method is not our invention. We got inspired by some others that do this too and we hope that through this blog your small offices could get inspired too.
On this blog you can also find out about the recipe competitions that we are organising, as well as read articles that aim to promote a balanced lifestyle and healthy eating habits, the value of food diversity, multiculturalism and many more!