Now that you've seen our list of the Top 10 Hotel Culinary Schools Worldwide, check out more top picks for hotels with the best kitchens for learning, from a farm in Tennessee to a luxury property in Venice, Italy.
Hotel & Inn at Coyote Mountain
The only vacation cooking school in Central America holds one- to three-day inclusive cooking vacations with...Read the full review.
Ritz Paris —
RITZ PARIS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 2014. Imagine having a team of culinary experts at your disposal: a baker, pastry chef, saucier and even a sommelier...Read the full review.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay — Cooking
The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay is about
more than just private thatch-roofed villas and lots
of...Read the full review.
Belle Isle Castle — Belle
Isle Cookery School
Irish eyes are smiling on this seventeenth-century castle and cookery school on the Belle Isle Estate in Northern...Read the full review.
Villa San Michele — Buono Buonissimo! Cookery School
Perched on a hilltop in Fiesole overlooking Florence, this fifteenth-century monastery offers a stunning Renaissance...Read the full review.
Esperidi Resort — Sorrento Cooking School
Where else would you go to learn to make authentic pizza and pasta than to Italy? And for those who want a taste of...Read the full review.
Hotel Villa Bordoni — The Chianti Cooking School
One of the most popular gastronomic destinations in the world, Tuscany delights the palate with fine wines...Read the full review.
Hotel Cipriani — Cipriani Cooking School
Unlike the year-round classes held at the other hotels on our list, the Hotel Cipriani hosts its five-day classes once a year in the autumn, making them an event. Students/guests learn from a team composed of culinary experts and chef Renato Piccolotto, who has been with the hotel since 1970. The lessons find their source at the school's Laboratory of Venetian Cuisine, which researches traditional recipes of the Veneto and introduces them in a contemporary way. Past teachers have included the late Julia Child and Giuliano Hazan, son of Marcella and Victor Hazen. Accommodations, meals and a Rialto market tour accompany the classes.
Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons — L'Ecole de Cuisine at Le Manoir
Although Raymond Blanc's reputation stands firmly on the foundation of his singular talent, he did have some help from Lady Luck over the years. As a young French transplant working in England, he inherited the helm of — and gained great acclaim for — the Rose Revival Restaurant when its chef became sick. From this trial-by-fire beginning he moved on to Oxford to start this country house hotel and restaurant in a fifteenth century manor in 1984. Seven years later he established L'Ecole de Cuisine at Le Manoir. The cooking is serious, but the emphasis is on fun. Guests reap the benefits of the restaurant kitchen and two-acre kitchen garden. All levels are welcome, including kids who have their own La Petite Ecole.
Blackberry Farm — Cooking Schools
A pastoral 4,200-acre property, Blackberry Farm is set in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and attracts some of the world's most celebrated chefs and vintners for its series of cooking schools. (Past participating chefs include Todd English, Dean Fearing and Richard Reddington.) The draw here is clear: a bounty of heirloom produce, artisan handmade cheese and free-range organic livestock are all produced on the farm. Blackberry Farm's back-to-nature approach is reflected in its signature Foothills Cuisine, rooted in the local ingredients from its farm as well as the region. As part of the cooking schools, guests observe as visiting chefs prepare signature dishes and share their recipes and culinary secrets. The dishes are then enjoyed at dinner, where the culinary treats of the chefs are combined with the farm's Foothills Cuisine. With each course and throughout the event, rare wine selections are offered from a guest vintner's private cellar. This is an experience made for nature-loving epicureans.
The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa
At this casual, eighteen-acre resort, spa treatments, golf, tennis and hiking are on offer — but they're merely side...Read the full review.
The Washington Hotel, Restaurant and Culinary School
This century-old hotel in Wisconsin was renovated in 2001, but still retains its Old-World charm. Located just a short...Read the full review.
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(Updated: 10/30/13 CT)