Team Building Lunch: Prepping Summer Rolls in the Office

A tasty team building lunch activity and recipe. It is quickly prepared with no cooking and easy to individualise to each team members taste and diet.

Team Building Lunch: Prepping Summer Rolls in the Office

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Making summer rolls as team building in the office

Do you always go out to a restaurant for your team building lunch? Why don’t change your routine and prepare something together in the team to try out an interactiveteam building lunch recipe?

Summer rolls are great to eat in a team as you do not need to cook so much and everyone of every diet can join. Also, during the preparation all team members can become interative rolling their own summer roles. If everyone engages, the preparation is also done quickly. Everyone takes a vegetable, slices it and arranges it in a small bowl. So lunch is within no time.

The rolling technique takes a bit of practice, but you can certainly help each other out – a great team building idea. Preparation and clean up are also quickest when everyone gives a hand.

The recipe

  • Form of nutrition: Raw, vegan or vegetarian on request, gluten-free
  • Preparation: At the office
  • Portion size: For a small team of 3-5 people


Summer rolls
  • 1 package rice paper
  • 1 package (200g each) pre-cooked shrimps, halved lengthwise
  • 1 package (200g each) smoked tofu, in strips (optionally pre-cooked meat)
  • 1 cucumber, cut into fine strips
  • 1-2 paprika, cut into fine strips
  • 1-2 ripe avocados, cut into strips
  • 2-3 carrots, cut into fine strips
  • 1 iceberg lettuce, cut into fine strips
  • Soya sprouts
  • 300g Vermicelli rice noodles
  • Coriander (optional)
Peanut sauce
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons coconutmilk


  1. Put all chopped vegetables in small bowls and place it on the table.
  2. For the peanut sauce, mix the peanut butter with the coconut milk in a small bowl until creamy. Add water to make it more runny.
  3. Pour hot water over the glass noodles and soak for approx. 2 – 5 minutes until they are cooked, drain and place in a bowl
  4. Place two or more deep plates with water on the table. Allow the rice paper sheets to soak briefly (approx. 30 – 60 seconds) in water until the paper is soft.
  5. Place the soft rice paper on the plate and fill with the ingredients.
  6. The filling should be placed in the middle of the rice paper. Then wrap the paper from both sides over the ingredients and carefully roll it up from bottom to top.
  7. The sauce can be used with the filling or later simply for dipping.


If your rolls tend to tear apart just use 2 papers on top of each other. 

To make the rolls look nice, when filling, make sure to place the shrimps/tofu/meat on the rice paper first, with the cut surface facing upwards. This is the best way to make them visible.