Each quarter, Highstreet hosts virtual events for employees to choose from to promote community, teamwork, and to just kick back and enjoy each other’s company. The second quarter of 2021, Highstreet’s HR team had some exciting activities in store. Team members got to choose between taking a virtual guided pretzel making class or joining a team of their colleagues to solve a mysterious murder. With each team member’s food & beverage of choice covered by Highstreet, the fun and the competition started.
With a mysterious murder on the loose at our fictitious high school reunion the Highstreet teams had to race against the clock, and each other, to solve the puzzle. “Everyone is having a great time and reliving some old memories when one of your classmates ends up missing and you are all mysteriously locked in the gymnasium. Foul play is suspected and someone is leaving taunting notes. Your team will work together to help identify the mastermind is behind this and escape the room in time, before they strike again.”
Five teams made up of 4-6 people each had to solve puzzles to get clues in an effort to narrow down the list of classmates who could have done the dastardly deed. At the end of the event, only one team managed to solve the mystery. Congratulations Alex Holeman, David Eggleston, Jessica Ewald, and Natalie Zeltman!
“The Highstreet sponsored, Virtual game – Murder Mystery, was challenging and fun; plus, it brought together, even for a short time, the members of the company in a virtual setting. Each member of the teams brought a unique skill to solving the puzzles in the game and worked closely with each other to accomplish the final goal: “uncover the culprit.” All-in-all the game night brought together a group of people, scattered across the USA, to meet, laugh, talk and grow as a company.”David Eggleston
What could top the gourmet pizza making class? NY Pretzel making! A group of Highstreet team members gathered virtually to learn how to make chewy, delicious pretzels with their Chef Robby Sandler. With the core ingredients delivered right to their doorstep, the aspiring pretzel chefs got to skip the shopping and get right into the baking.
After mixing, proving, rolling, stretching, and forming the pretzels, it was time to boil them. Chef Robby had a vital tip to share with the group. A tip, he said, he learned from experience.
“Don’t forget to add the baking soda to your water at the beginning, when the water isn’t hot. Otherwise, you’ll have science experiment volcano in your kitchen!”– Chef Robby
The culture at Highstreet is important and is something that is a high priority and core focus. These quarterly activities are just one of the ways Highstreet shows its appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our team members. Their diligence is critical to the success of our clients, and their good nature is irreplaceable when to comes to creating a culture where employees are valued, respected, and engaged.
Special thanks to our guest hosts: pretzel-making Chef Robby Sandler from Coursehorse, and Chief Detective Yael, who led our murder mystery.