Yosemite Chefs Holidays

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Chefs' Holidays

A tradition for chefs are held every year at the Ahwahnee Hotel, featuring some of the most acclaimed and innovative chefs from across the globe. Each culinary experience showcases the varied emerging styles, trends and personalities that have come to distinguish American culinary arts from others. Most visitors are either aspiring chefs or just those who simply love to cook. Read More

  • Chefs teach the styles, trends and characteristics of this tasty cuisine
  • January to February each year
  • At the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park 

Overview: Whether considering a career in the restaurant industry or just wanting to try something new, holidays for chefs have become a unique form of vacationing that have become popular in many countries. Yosemite National Park's renowned Majestic Yosemite Hotel is no exception. It hosts a series of courses that are designed to distinguish American cooking from others, taking into account the varied intricacies that make it so unique.

When: January 7th to February 22nd, 2018

Where: The Majestic Yosemite Hotel (former Ahwahnee Hotel) - Yosemite National Park

Fees: Fees vary for participants

Details: Every year, from January to February, featured chefs teach the styles, trends and characteristics of this tasty cuisine. Classes are highlighted with a reception to meet students and the chefs, cooking demonstrations/classes, a hotel kitchen tour and a final grand dinner with a 5 course menu. However, there are other sessions held across the country, some of which are recommended to serious student chefs, located in Dallas, San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles.

The hotel's event includes varied accommodation packages to choose from. Some prefer a full three day stay, whereas others opt for just a weekend. Meals can be inclusive, though many would be chefs choose to savor all that Yosemite's nearby restaurants and cafes have to offer, getting another angle on the taste of American food. Most cannot resist lounging in the hotel's famous Majestic Yosemite Hotel Dining Room, Mountain Room, or Wawoma Dining Room. Others venture further afield to the Curry Village Area for as much food as they can eat in the form of a buffet, the Yosemite Village Area for good old-fashioned American fast food, or the Trailhead Dining which its varied snacks.

Find more information on the Yosemite website.

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