SAN MARCOS, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Door Cooking School offers an immersive seven-day, hands-on culinary experience for guests during the week of July 31–August 7 or August 28–September 4. Full-flavored, organic farm-to-table cuisine using just-picked and locally sourced ingredients is the focus each week—with a bonus of the luxurious amenities customary at the resort, voted World's #1 Destination Spa in 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Guests gather each day for an intensive 3-hour session, working side-by-side with Executive Chef Greg Frey, Jr. and the Golden Door culinary team. Sessions include: Kitchen and Cooking Basics, Knife Skills, Stocks and Sauces, and Vegetable Sourcing and Preparation. For the final session, guests prepare an entire sumptuous, farm-to-table feast from scratch.
During the week guests also participate in educational workshops on bio-intensive gardening and nutrition and attend special sessions with culinary experts, renowned chefs and fishmongers. Tours of the Golden Door property take guests to see and learn about the organic vegetable garden, citrus and olive groves, and bee farm. A field trip provides the opportunity for an up-close look at a local organic farm and a conversation about specialty-food growing.
Each afternoon, guests receive pampering Golden Door massages and body and facial treatments, and participate in activities such as yoga, archery, hiking, cardio boxing and fencing.
Guests at all levels of cooking experience are welcome. Each guest receives a Golden Door chef's jacket, apron, recipe book and kitchen tool kit. The cost for one week of Golden Door Cooking School is $10,850. The week of July 31–August 7 is reserved for women; the week of August 28–September 4 is a coed week.
To reserve your seven-day Golden Door Cooking School experience, please call Golden Door Reservations, (866) 420-6414.
About Golden Door
The Golden Door experience empowers each guest to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit. Guests relax, restore and refresh on a journey focused on personalized fitness, spa and nutrition programs, thoughtfully designed to meet the specific goals and needs of each individual. Located in a serene coastal valley between San Diego and Los Angeles, Golden Door is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the tranquility of the property. Nestled in 600 acres of nature, the resort features more than 30 miles of hiking and walking trails, mountains to climb, vistas to discover and a bamboo forest that gives voice to the wind.
As part of a custom-tailored program created for the overall health, wellness and fitness level of each guest, daily fitness options include hiking, outdoor adventure, aqua fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance and more. Golden Door guests are served farm-to-table cuisine that incorporates produce grown on the property, ensuring that it is fresh, wholesome, clean and flavorful. The renowned chefs are inspired by what is harvested each day, creating innovative culinary experiences to nourish the body.
The resort's accommodations are limited to 40 guests per week so that each person can experience the transformational energy of the Golden Door. Throughout the property, a curated Japanese art collection surrounds guests with beauty and history. The Zen Japanese gardens inspire meditation and inner focus. Guests relax in solitude in the gardens, enjoy luxurious spa treatments, and refresh in elegantly simple comfort as they travel their own personal journey. Relax, restore, refresh. The Golden Door is a way of life—revealing the best individual balance of healthy mind, body and spirit.
The Golden Door Foundation
Golden Door is passionate about the values and principles that we share with our beneficiary charities. We believe in changing lives. We believe that responsibility extends beyond our walls. As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place, we have pledged 100 percent of our net profits from the resort to select local, national and international charities in support of their missions to help children.
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