We recently told you about new cooking classes at Walt Disney World that take you behind the scenes and into the kitchen with Disney Chefs for a family cooking adventure.
And today, we’re back with tons of details about this hands-on learning experience.
The Disney Family Culinary Adventure takes place in the giant catering kitchens of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. There, families have the opportunity to interact with chefs as they make their own dinner!
Guests are introduced to the kitchen, and then are assigned to one of five stations, which include the following:
- Garde Manger: While this is the French term for food produced in the cold kitchen, it’s more than just fruits and veggies. Here, guests will learn how to make farmers cheese and butter from scratch. They’ll also learn the ins and outs of plating a salad on a conveyor belt, just like the pros do.
- Sushi: Sushi chefs will teach guests the art of preparing fresh Sushi and Sashimi. (This station concept may rotate with other seasonal specialties.)
- Boucherie: At the butcher station, guests can learn how to trim a beef tenderloin to create perfect filets.
- Pasta: Turn three simple ingedients — semolina flour, olive oil, and eggs — into noodles. Guests will also learn to create a simple Basil Pesto.
- Patisserie: This station will cover aspects of baking and dessert, inviting guests to get creative with chocolate, mousse among other sweets.
After guests finish with their respective “duties,” which will take about an hour, they can move about the kitchen, learning as the evening progresses. This is the time to ask all of those questions you’ve always had about cooking at Disney!
Following this time of learning, guests take their seats at a large, central table, where they’ll enjoy the five-course meal they’ve helped to prepare. Dinner service will also include wine and beer for adult guests.
During dinner, there will also be a special demonstration about molecular cooking. Each guest will leave with a chef’s toque and a cookbook signed by the Disney chefs.
Here are some more details:
Where: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
When: Two evenings each week (days vary), starting at 5:00PM
Who: Guests nine or older
Cost: $125 plus tax for ages 9 to 12, and $175 plus tax for guests over 12. (Younger guests may have their own cooking station.)
Complimentary transportation is also provided for guests staying at Disney hotels. For more information or to book this special event, call 407-WDW-PLAY (407-939-7529).
This sounds like a fun experience, but many of our readers have already expressed concern about the high price tag. What do you think?
So let’s hear from you — does this sound like an activity that you’d like to experience? Tell us your thoughts in comments below.