If you love food, you already know about Nantucket's incredible restaurant scene and its great farm stands and farmers' markets. Guests of our two boutique Nantucket hotels love to explore the island's incredible culinary options during their stay. In particular, the Nantucket Culinary Center is a great place for those looking to dive a little deeper into the food system of this rugged island, located 30 miles from the mainland. This cooking school and event center is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family, learning some new cooking skills or just relaxing and enjoying a wonderful meal.
The Culinary Center's Nantucket cooking classes are the most popular, with a variety of topics offered. From global cuisine like Spanish tapas and Japanese ramen, the classes include a demonstration of the meal preparation, dinner, and drinks. These Nantucket cooking classes show off the bounty of the island's local farms and seafood production, providing some education with your delicious meal. Check out the Culinary Center's calendar to see what's being offered during your visit to Nantucket.
The center is particularly busy during the upcoming Nantucket Grown Food Festival, October 11-14, 2018. The festival, organized by Sustainable Nantucket, is a celebration of locally produced food, with dinners, workshops, cocktail events, tastings, and farm tours. At the Culinary Center, Nantucket cooking classes are being offered in conjunction with the festival, focusing on local food. The kick-off event, the Nantucket Grown dinner, is a four-course meal prepared from island-grown ingredients, with Chef Greg sharing stories of what's great and not-so-good about sourcing local food on a small island. The evening should prove to be a great peek into what makes Nantucket's local food scene so special. Be sure to check out the Nantucket Culinary Center for great Nantucket cooking classes all year long!