July 27 – August 8, 2015
Edible World Institute’s culinary expeditions are immersive and interactive. We foster culinary diplomacy to facilitate collaboration across cultures, and enhance the lives of those willing to share in the experience.
In 2015 Edible World Institute is offering cooking camps for students between the ages of 13 – 17. We emphasize local, sustainable, and organic foods on the island of Hawaii, and teach how to procure and prepare them. Students explore the abundance of cultivated and wild ingredients while learning basic culinary techniques through the preparation of daily meals.
The curriculum teaches the techniques and creativity needed to prepare complete meals from ingredients that are fresh today. Each camp culminates in a meal prepared and catered outdoors by the students, for members of the community.
Each camp of up to sixteen students is taught by our Lead Chef, Samantha Smith, and three additional Guest Chefs. Classes take place at a variety of locations, each offering a combination of facilities for outdoor and indoor cooking and eating, and suitable accommodations for the entire camp, both indoors and camping.
Our first camp, in August 2014, will be based at one of two locations. Haualalai Mountain Retreat is a 4½-acre estate, in the Kona coffee belt on Haualalai Mountain, and has both indoor and outdoor (optional) accommodations for up to 10 students. If we enroll over 10 students in our inaugural season, the group will be staying at a private, a 250-acre oceanfront ranch, where students and chefs are able to stay in small, indoor guesthouses.
The group’s activities will include visits to farms, fields, foraging sites, and beaches, which encompass 10 of the world’s 13 climate zones and all the abundant variety of land and sea harvests.
There will be times for optional activities toward the end of our first week together. Kids opting out of these activities will spend supervised time on the beach, or hiking.
Our culinary adventure concludes with a Hawaiian luau. This Hawaiian tradition is a feast of life to honor a variety of occasion such as birthdays, good harvests, and graduations.