Summer Jet Set: Culinary Vacations

Vacations that will make your mouth water.

Enjoy yourself and learn how to cook all at once.  These culinary packages will take you to new destinations and ensure that you are well fed!


Get ready to grill!  The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island offers a two-day cooking school, which features classes on grilling, braising, smoking and sauce-making for both meat and fish.  This package includes two nights stay in a view room, classes, meals, an apron and a cookbook.

Salt Restaurant at Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Starting at $879 for 3 days


If you love seafood then the culinary classes at Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia are for you!  This three day two-night retreat includes day trips to the coast for collecting shellfish, culinary lessons for cooking seafood and delicious seafood meals.  This foodie excursion will have you going crazy for shellfish!

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia | $920 per person for 3 days


Participate in the ultimate culinary trip to Italy.  This tour will take guests around by Mercedes and they will stay in boutique hotels in Bologna, Ferrara, Verona, Venice, Bergamo and Lake Como.  While traveling amongst these beautiful destinations guests will have the pleasure of tasting wine, learning how to make cheese, prosciuttos and pastas, eating delicious meals and taking private tours of several cities.

Luxury Italy Gourmet Tour | Starting at $650 per night

Napa Valley

There is no better place to learn how to taste wine than Napa Valley, California.  The CIA (Culinary Institute of America) will teach you how to properly taste and evaluate wine in Napa.  While there you will taste a variety of wines and eat at the CIA’s very own Greystone.

CIA Wine Tasting | Starting at $895 for 2 days