Caribbean Culinary Tours & Vacations Specalizes in Cooking Vacations on the islands of:
Our weekly and week-end Caribbean cooking vacation tours include luxurious tropical accomidations at some of the islands top resorts and villas. Guest will enjoy guided tours of the local farmers market & rum distillery, cooking lessonss with hands-on cooking demonstrations, spa treatments, yoga lessons, local cultural excursions, all meals, evening entertainment, shopping for local arts and crafts, beach picnic, and a local cruise.
Note: Caribbean culinary tours also offer day cooking classes for cruise ship passengers on the islands of Jamaica & Barbados
Our sample weekly Itinerary
Day 1: Free Airport pick -up and transfer to the Tryall Villaís where you will be staying. After you have settled in we will meet for cocktails and briefing of the tour. A welcome dinner will follow, with a multi course meal.
Day 2: After breakfast morning hands-on class with chef Freda , you will learn the basic of Jamaican cooking which include the study of the island spices, herbs, and seasonings that make up the island culinary repertoire. We will later tour the local town and do some shopping. We will stop for lunch at one of the local restaurants in town. Afternoon local cocktail tasting with our local in house bartender, followed by our afternoon seafood extravaganza class, We will later enjoy our seafood feast for dinner.
Day 3: Morning Yoga lesson on the beach, return to the villa for breakfast after relaxing we will meet for a cooking demonstration class where we will be Jerking things up with our Jerk cooking class. We will learn the art of preparing the Jamaican Jerk to include Chicken, Pork, and Fish. This will include a wet rub( seasoning) and a dry rub. This will be followed by a lesson in using tropical fruits in sauces and salsas. After lunch we will head for our day outing with a visit to the Dunnís River Fallís in Ocho Rios. We will stop for a light dinner before heading back to the villa.
Day 4. After breakfast we will head for our country side excursions where we will explore the back country of Jamaica and learn about the island culture as we travel along the parishes of St Elizabeth and Portland. We will enjoy a culinary excursions of Portland the birth place of Jerk cuisine. We will travel away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas and journey into communities where you will get the chance to see how the natives live and go about their daily lives. We will visit a local pottery, and local arts and crafts shops, along with road side farmers markets and other local historic sites. On our way back we will stop for a swim and a lunch picnic at a nearby beach. Dinner on your own or a light dinner back at the villa.
Day 5 : Morning hands- on class at the villa, Learn the art of making Jamaican Desserts and herb teas ( bush teas) with our local hotel pastry chef. We will later enjoy a luxurious catamaran cruise along the coast of the island. lunch and snorkeling equipment are provided. Afternoon excursions of the city town square, with free time for shopping, stock up on duty free local goods, leather goods, perfumes, or any thing that meets your fancy. Early beach picnic dinner while enjoying the sunset. Ladies be pampered at the spa with a relaxing massage or detox treatment. Men can enjoy golf on the villa championship golf course.
Day 6: Morning cooking class learn the art of making Jamaican Soups, and side dishes, Oxtail, Pumpkin, and Fish soups, Rice and peas, Rasta salads, Jamaican meat patties, Ackee and salt fish. This will be followed by lunch. afternoon trip of the Appleton estate rum distillery. You will get the chance to observe the manufacturing process, seeing, tasting and smelling at every stage along the way, as sugar is transformed into molasses and then rum. this will be followed by a celebration dinner prepared by Freda and her assistants
Day 7: Goodbye breakfast and farewells depending on your schedule there is still time to do your last minute shopping, A bus will be available to transfer you back to the Airport.