The hands-on 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. Most classes include a three- or four-course meal, and, best of all, you get to eat your results and take the recipes home with you. 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.
Our Chef’s Kitchen classroom offers an intimate space for up to eight students. The JK Adams classroom has room for 12 or more.
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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Inspire the Young Chef in Your Life
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.