Take a walk with us through the bustle of Kauai's food scene; where the vendors, farmers and artisans cultivate something truly unique and engage all the senses. On a seven day stay, you’ll find yourself in good company among beekeepers, deeply rooted fishing community, and local fruit farmers, along with lively conversation about sustainable agriculture and how to lead a life of flavor. Here, the immersion into food culture will be made complete as you prepare fresh, farm-sourced ingredients to craft seasonal and wildly flavorful dishes under the masterful guidance of chefs, artisans, and local farmers. The abundance doesn’t have to end with a wide range of cooking techniques and plentiful meals—there will be time to journey into the green space of the lush island of Kauai; experience the thrill of a coastal horseback ride or a late afternoon snorkel. Beginning at the communal table and extending to the natural landscapes that surround us, our trip offers the unique opportunity to blend travel and life experience with culinary skill development and plenty of adventures.
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o Cooking Classes
o Daily Farmer's Market - visiting Kauai Farmers Market
o Hiking, SUP, Snorkeling, and soaking up the Hawaiian rays
o Horseback riding with CJM stables
o Seasonable Harvesting
o Working with local businesses like Kauai Juice Co
Our small group size allows room to change and customize the day. time of year, weather, availability and interest. A typical day is divided into Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Activities—each with their own emphasis.
A “TASTE” OF OUR MORNINGS IN KAUAI!
Within the small, intimate group setting, everyone has the opportunity to prepare breakfast in the house kitchen. Delicious breakfasts made and eaten together are closely followed by a variety of activities. Any given morning could include a breath taking walk along the heritage trail on the south shore, honey and fruit harvesting or a journey down-river with the morning sun. You could find yourself fostering a deeper understanding of your favorite sweet in a malasada class or developing new friendships with the local community along the way.
A “TASTE” OF OUR AFTERNOONS IN KAUAI!
Afternoon lunch around the table, we'll practice the basics of kim-chi, pickles, and preserves with local produce. As well as visiting and tasting from the food truck rodeo and other local venders. Then during downtime there will be opportunity to recharge and share your new creations with a new found flavor with friends and family.
A “TASTE” OF OUR EVENINGS IN KAUAI!
Evenings highlight food complexity and simplicity, and are particularly full with both flavor and learning. A wide breadth of classes with recipes that integrate farm to table philosophy and authenticity. Together we learn and celebrate the gifts of producing and cooking food in community.
WHO’S JOINING THE ADVENTURE?
Teens aged 14-17 are welcome on this culinary adventure! You’ll meet other teens with passion for culture, cooking and travel. Our lead instructors are culinary adventurers themselves, with many years on the road. Dorette & Rich, the husband-and-wife couple behind the highly applauded C’est Si Bon! Cooking School in North Carolina.along with their talented son, Erick and Abbie join our teen chefs. Erick is a highly trained executive chef in Vail, Colorado, Erick specializes in Japanese kaiseki cuisine. He loves introducing teens to the world of the kitchen and sharing his experiences from other cultures and cuisines. Abbie joins us with her knowledge of traveling and mindfulness. We are thrilled and honored to lead the teens on an adventure that they will not soon forget.
SAMPLE RECIPES FROM OUR ADVENTURES
Grilled Eggplant And Zucchini Summer Rolls With Tamarind Peanut Sauce
Okonomiyaki With Cabbage And Crispy Shallots
Smoked Miso Chicken with Steamed Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice!!!
7 Nights, 8Days include travel dates. Details upon registrations with house information.
Two Sessions Available In 2023
July 9 - July 16th, 2023 * (Sold Out)
July 17th - July 24th, 2023 * (Sold Out)
*Please remember time changes with your flights.
We would love to talk with you! Call us today at (919) 302-5715 or click the image below to contact us or schedule a Skype chat. You can also register by clicking the "Register Now" button below. We can't wait to meet you!