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COOK ACADEMY IS BACK

Low-Pressure Classes, High Octane Results

To ensure proper distancing, class sizes are limited.  

Please wear a mask when moving about the resort. You will not be asked to wear a mask while dining.

The classes at Cook Academy are perfect for cooks of every level, whether you spend all your free time in the kitchen or leave the cooking to someone else. Our renowned chefs love to share their passion for food and are patient, supportive instructors who guide you step by step through the preparation of a delicious meal. You can expect to acquire new cooking techniques or hone the skills you already have, plus learn industry insights that can help you entertain at home.

Classes are small, so each student gets personalized instruction.Class offerings vary throughout the year depending on the season and availability of fresh ingredients. Past courses have included cooking with Vermont beer, making fresh pasta, indoor grilling and vegetarian cooking. We also offer French and Italian wine classes that will make you an oenophile in record time.

 

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Cook Academy

Explore your "Inner Chef" with Cook Academy Classes.

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An overnight getaway, 30 local brews on draft at The Tavern, treatment in Spa at The Essex, Vermont cuisine in Junction or a Cook Academy class. Hurry! Offer Ends 9/30.

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Inspire the Young Chef in Your Life

Camp Cook

Camp Cook offers a fun, hands-on week of cooking instruction for your aspiring young chef. From food preparation to nutrition information to tricks of the trade, your child will receive personal instruction from our esteemed chefs.

Our menus are designed for young foodies and curious cooks, with sophisticated but fun recipes that are accessible to all. Campers learn a lot more than cooking techniques. Camp Cook will expand their palates, reinforce academic and social skills and teach food safety and proper knife skills.

During this active week, a lot happens outside the kitchen too. Campers pick seasonal herbs and vegetables from our gardens and help care for and collect eggs from our on-site flock of layer hens. There are also swim breaks and other fun activities.

At the end of the week, your child will depart with a sense of pride, expanded cooking skills and their own cookbook featuring the recipes they learned during camp.

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Inner Chef - Awaken Your Taste Buds & Your Creativity

Grab a partner & a spatula & Get Cooking with our Chef in a Hands-On Vermont Cook Academy Class where you'll chop, dice, saute, and prepare a 3 course meal to be enjoyed by you both. The fun doesn't end there, as you'll also get the opportunity to sit back and watch our Chef as you enjoy an intimate & interactive dinner experience made from the freshest local products at Junction. 

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802-878-1100

Please Note. Due to the current high demand of cooking classes & limited availability the Inner-Chef Package is not currently available however cooking classes can still be reserved a la carte.

Package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodations
  • One Cook Academy Class (per person) 
  • $50 (per person) credit toward dinner at Junction (reservations required)
  • Breakfast at The Tavern (up to $16 value per person daily)

    Meal gratuities are billed at the time of service. Please note spa services, dining reservations & cook academy classes must be booked in advance. Please call to reserve when you have finalized your overnight package or guest room reservations.

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