Trips for the Advanced Cook

Are you spending time with family and friends for the Fourth of July? While barbecuing over the grill, and enjoying all the festive desserts at the backyard potluck, don’t forget to talk about planning your next vacation together! One of the reasons we offer so many different cooking vacations is that we can help you pick the perfect trip that fits what you want to see, to, do, and of course cook and eat!

Also, while many of our cooking classes can be tailored to your skill level, there are certain trips that are particularly perfect for people who are advanced cooks or chefs. Here are just some of them.

Brittany cooking classCooking in Brittany
Situated on a peninsula in the northwest of France, seafood is abundant in the region of Brittany. Discover the seafood of the region, along with other local flavors, during twice-day cookery courses with a Michelin-trained chef.  

Knife classCooking in Gascony
Head to the southwest of France to discover the signature dishes of Gascony under the tutelage of two chefs and connoisseurs of French cooking. The cooking intensive trip features classes that teach everything from knife skills to a desserts course. Depending on the dates picked, there is a general week as well as special advanced itineraries. 

Cuisine and Culture of Provence
As Chef Mark likes to say regarding his cooking adventure, you can cook as much as you want when you come to visit! Along the way you’ll visit some quintessential Provencal markets and quaint towns. This particular trip is great for families and groups, as weeks are available for a minimum of 5 people.  

The maison Quarante, home for your cooking vacation in FranceFlavors of the Lanugedoc
Cook with a renowned cookbook author and chef during this special Languedoc getaway in France. Visit local markets and discover one of France’s most authentic regions.   

Read more about our intensive cooking vacations in France.

Don Alfonso
Everything is deluxe with this trip. Stay in the world-renowned relais of Don Alfonso on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, cook with Michelin-starred chefs in 5 hands-on cooking classes, and visit local food producers, such as a mozzarella cheese maker. Read more about why we love our cooking vacation at Don Alfonso 1890.

Culinary Secrets to a Longer Life with Diane Kochilas
Cook with the famed cookbook author and award-winning chef Diane Kochilas during this special Greek cooking vacation on the island of Ikaria. Daily hands-on courses will cover all sorts of fabulous Greek cuisine, and the trip is bolstered by visits to fabulous food artisans around the island.  

By Liz Hall

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