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2 Days Island Flavors Cooking Vacations in Canada

  • Holland College Tourism and Culinary Centre, 4 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, C1A 1E9

Cooking Holidays in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Come and learn why this culinary experience was named, by the Canadian tourism commission, as one of Canada's signature experiences! With inspiration from here and abroad, chef will take you on a delicious culinary journey through Prince Edward Islands local bounty of shellfish, beef, pork and, of course, potatoes. Each participant will savor and go home with new skills to bring into your kitchen.

Highlights

  • Cooking class
  • Meal with wine
  • Visit to local market
  • Olive oil and vinegar tasting
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Visit to Liquid Gold
  • 1 day with instruction
  • English
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Participants may choose from the following available accommodations.

Glendenning hall

This campus accommodation is in apartment style units, adjacent to one of Charlottetown’s prettiest parks and within walking distance of theaters, the historic waterfront area, Province House, dining, shopping, sporting venues, walking and cycling trails and only minutes away from some of the island’s best golf courses. All of our rooms come equipped with full kitchen and appliances. Room package includes continental breakfast, high speed internet, cable television, local phone, free parking and private bathroom.

Super 8 motel

Standard rooms with one queen bed or two queen beds. Room package includes complimentary SuperStart breakfast, parking, wireless high-speed internet, local phone calls, indoor salt water pool and hot tub and fitness center.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Standard rooms with queen bed or two queen beds. Room package includes complimentary express start hot breakfast, parking, wireless high-speed internet access, local phone calls, pool and hot tub and fitness center.

Hotel on Pownal

Room package includes accommodation, deluxe continental breakfast, fiber optic wireless internet, complimentary local calls, 24 hour coffee, tea and treats in lobby and parking. The hotel is located in downtown Charlottetown and within walking distance to most restaurants, theater, and other attractions.

The Great George hotel

Room package includes accommodation, deluxe continental breakfast, fiber optic wireless internet, complimentary local calls, weeknight guest reception, evening turn-down, 24 hour coffee, tea and treats in lobby and parking. The hotel is located in downtown Charlottetown and within walking distance to most restaurants, theater, Province House and other attractions.

Dalvay by the sea

This is for a standard room with one queen bed or two beds. Package includes complimentary continental breakfast, parking, wireless high-speed internet access, on-site restaurant and lounge, outdoor tennis court, basketball play area, golf practice driving range, two kayaks and several canoes for the lake. This national historic site is located in the Brackley beach national park and is steps away from one of many beautiful PEI beaches!

Day 1 - Arrival - free day

Free time to explore Charlottetown and its attractions.

Day 2 - Cooking class - departure

Your day starts at the Culinary Institute of Canada where we will meet and get some material for the day. We will then be whisked off by motor coach to the local market to learn and pick up some local, fresh, ingredients to use during the day. After our market shopping trip, we then make our way to Liquid Gold, a local olive oil and vinegar tasting bar where you can sample and learn the importance of quality products!

Our morning will finish off back at the Culinary Institute of Canada where we'll get on our chef whites and head to the kitchen for an afternoon of cooking. Once our recipes are completed, we will make our way up the Lucy Maud dining room overlooking the Charlottetown harbor and enjoy your hard work while you enjoy a glass of wine and savor the flavors of Prince Edward Island!

You will enjoy a trip to the local market and to Liquid Gold, an olive oil and vinegar tasting bar.

This culinary boot camp takes place at Holland College’s tourism and culinary center in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Try your hands at Prince Edward Island’s dishes. Local products will be used in creating a flavorful menu that will include such things as cooking a lobster like an islander, seasonal fruit beer bread and Prince Edward Island’s black mussels steamed in a double smoked bacon and cider sauce just to name a few.

  • Complimentary glass of wine
  • Copies of the recipes you create that day
  • Culinary Institute of Canada chef coat and hat
  • Day experience
  • Light lunch and your final meal
  • Transportation to/from the Culinary Institute to the local market and Liquid Gold tasting bar
  • Taxes are not yet included in the price. Incidental charges may include additional staff if the guest count is over 16 guests and for beverages such as sodas, mineral waters and other soft drinks or additional wine and/or champagne. Special preferences are to be requested prior to the event.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Holland College’s Tourism and Culinary Centre an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by A traveler from USA
    9 out of 10

    "This was our first evening in Charlottetown. The Lucy Maud Dining Room was within walking distance from our hotel. The four of us left agreeing we had a special time. We had a table directly looking over the waterfront and watched sailboats and the sunset."

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    "We received competent and friendly service. We each ordered one of the four small plates offered. That was all we required for dinner. The vanilla crème brulee provided a fine finish to a night we will remind each other of for years to come."

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    "Today, we made it a point to recommend the Lucy Maud Dining Room to others in our tour group."

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  • Review by Michelle Savoie

    "We ate here in the Lucy Maud Dining Room last evening for the first time. The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive to detail. The food was incredible! Thank you!"

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  • Review by Imjives from Victoria, Canada

    "This is a fun, well organized, hardworking, super interesting day. I did Flavours of the Island today at the Culinary Institute in Charlottetown. Chef definitely knows her stuff and is patient and amusing. We made everything and the kitchen sink; pulled pork, stuffed pork tenderloin, curried chicken, biscuits, beer bread, scallops, mussels, lobster and more. We tasted and shopped, chopped and stirred, and learned dozens of tips and techniques. Its a great day!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Moncton, Canada

    "Wow. This is an experience not to be missed if you love cooking. The facility is top notch. The head chef, Ilona, and our assistant chef, Meg, were fun, challenging and amazing. I just loved the whole creative experience. Our day started out with a visit to the local farmers' market co-op; a true farmers market with produce and meat farmed locally and sold by the co-op. This is followed by a visit to a local specialty store and back to the kitchen!! Yeah. The fun started as we were teamed up in small teams of 3-5 people sharing the joy and responsibility of preparing food by recipe. Well, when that part was over, the true fun and adrenaline rush started. The question "what do we do with the leftovers?" started the real cooking frenzy!! Yeah. The whole team of about 16 participants worked hand in hand just like in a true professional kitchen. And just like the same, the organizers provided clean-up staff for us. Again, top notch!! If you love this kind of experiences, go for it!! I will do it again!!"

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  • Review by a traveler from New Brunswick, Canada

    "We did the Bootlegger's Experience boot camp on Saturday, July 26, 2014. OMG! It was amazing. We had so much fun cooking and meeting new people and of course letting our inner bootlegger out for the day. The staff is 100%. The facilities are top notch. I'd encourage anyone to take in any of the culinary boot camps. You will not be sorry. You can thank me later :)A big thank you to Karen, Ilona and Meg. Next year, same bat time, same bat channel!!"

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  • Review by Janis G.

    "We did the Island Flavours demo today with chef Ilona and thoroughly enjoyed it. After two fun- and food-filled hours we left feeling inspired to try the great recipes. The wine, the goody bags, the quantity and quality of the food really exceeded our expectations. This is highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Bonita Aalders from Halifax, Canada

    "What a treat working in a huge professional kitchen with all the bells and whistles. I wanted to spend hours in the walk-in refrigerator smelling all of the fresh herbs and fondling the seafood. Spending the day cooking with the pros was a thrill. Plus you don't have to do the dishes!"

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