North Carolina for Teens
North Carolina for Teens
Take a walk with us through a sprawling 300-acre North Carolina farmstead, where farmers and artisans cultivate nutrient-rich land and engage all the senses. On a seven day stay at the cozy Mission Farm, you’ll find yourself in good company among beekeepers, cheesemakers, and chocolatiers along with lively conversation about sustainable agriculture and how to lead a food-centered life. Here, the immersion into farm culture will be made complete as you prepare fresh, farm-sourced ingredients to craft seasonal and wildly flavorful dishes under the masterful guidance of chefs, artisans, and local farmers. The abundance doesn’t have to end with a wide range of cooking techniques and plentiful meals—there will be time to journey into the green space of Chatham county and experience the thrill of canoeing down the rushing waters of Haw River. Beginning at the communal farm table and extending to the natural landscapes that surround it, our trip offers the unique opportunity to blend travel and life experience with culinary skill development.
o Cooking Classes
o Farmer's Market Demo's to benefit local kids charities
o Hiking and Canoeing
o Seasonable Harvesting
Our small group size allows room to change and customize the day. time of year, weather, availability and interest. A typical day is divided into Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Activities—each with their own emphasis.
A “TASTE” OF OUR MORNINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Within the small, intimate group setting, everyone has the opportunity to prepare breakfast in rotating teams of two. Delicious breakfasts made and eaten together are closely followed by a variety of activities. Any given morning could include the artistic endeavors of cheese and honey-harvesting or a journey down-river with the morning sun. You could find yourself fostering a deeper understanding of your favorite sweet in a chocolatier class or developing new friendships with goats and carrots with the added benefit of learning how they keep the farm alive with sustainable traditions.
A “TASTE” OF OUR AFTERNOONS IN NORTH CAROLINA
The afternoon is a good time to reconvene around the table with food you’ve made or acquired from a local restaurant. Language practice, aroma guessing games, and free time fill this part of the day. Maybe that means you will be practicing conversational French or Spanish with your group or perhaps this will be time spent reflecting and writing for a blog about your experiences.
A “TASTE” OF OUR EVENINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA
Evenings are particularly full with both flavor and learning. A wide breadth of meal-making classes and recipes are offered throughout the week that integrate farm to table methodology and authenticity. Together we learn and celebrate the gifts of producing and cooking food in community.
WHO’S JOINING THE ADVENTURE?
Teens aged 12-17 are welcome on this culinary travel adventure! You’ll meet other teens with passion for culture, cooking and travel. Our lead instructors are Dorette and Rich Snover, the husband-and-wife couple behind the highly applauded C’est Si Bon! Cooking School in North Carolina. Their talented son, Erick Snover joins Kayla Telles as chef guides for our teen travelers. A highly trained executive chef in Vail, Colorado, Erick specializes in Japanese kaiseki cuisine. He loves introducing teens to the world of European cuisine and traveling extensively for 2-3 months a year to experience other cultures and cuisines. Kayla is a talented culinary conoussieur who is passionate about educational and cultural experiences for young people. She is also a licensed EMT with advanced training who loves to teach teen programs in the Vail area, where she has also worked in sports medicine. Her medical background gives us all wisdom and comfort. We are thrilled and honored to have her on the team of Taste the Adventure.
SAMPLE RECIPES FROM OUR ADVENTURES
6 Nights, 7 Days at Mission Farm
One Session Available:
June 17 - June 23, 2017
We would love to talk with you! Call us today at (919) 302-5715 or click the image below to contact us or schedule a Skype chat. You can also register by clicking the "Register Now" button below. We can't wait to meet you!