Custom Culinary Experiences

Experience Martha’s Vineyard
Culinary Experiences
Farm * Sea * Cook * Explore* Experience
Family Reunions * Corporate * Team Building * Mother Daughter Parties * Girls Night Out

We offer courses, workshops, cooking experiences and local tours of Martha’s Vineyard farms, as well as local foraging. We believe that locally grown, sustainable products are vital to our health and to the future of our farms. We align ourselves with those who care about the environment and promote sustainable agricultural practices because we believe that food is intimately connected to nature and “you are what you eat”. We have developed strong relationships with farmers, fishermen, chefs, and teachers which allows us to provide you with the finest quality experience on Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. We promise to make your experience entertaining, informative, and unforgettable.

Information On Culinary Experiences
We create a relaxed, informative environment for everyone — beginners to serious cooks. The majority of our events include a complete meal and the recipe. In addition, our professional and engaging chef-instructors — local chefs, restaurateurs, caterers, and artisans will ensure that you leave every class with new techniques, recipes, and ideas.

All of our experiences are custom planned for your group.

Listed Below are some of the experiences we have offered in 2013 & 2014

Family Reunion at Sea
Sunset Sail with Sea Shanties and Local Dinner Delivered on Platters
Boat (cost ranges):
$2000 (15 Passengers)
$3500 (49 Passengers)
$600 Sea Shanties
$75 per Guest Dinner and Service

Farm Tour
9 AM -1 PM
$75-$110 (depending on the number of participants)

Oysters for breakfast! We will begin our day in Menemsha with a behind-the-scenes tour of this fishing village. Learn about the history of the fishing industry and the decline of one of our most treasured resources. Find an understanding of how we can each make a difference in our food systems by our dinner table decisions. We will learn about preparing clams, how to shuck oysters, and how to select the finest lobsters. We will make our way to a farm in Chilmark, where the day is spent gathering eggs, salad greens and mushrooms. This is a great opportunity to see, firsthand, the systems in place behind organic farming and growing. This leads us to a better understanding of how one family makes their living here on Martha’s Vineyard. There we will gather and pick our lunch. The tour will be followed by a family supper highlighted by preparing paella together. The menu will specifically reflect what we harvest that morning.

Farm Dinner
5-9 PM
$95

We all love to sit down to a local farm fresh meal, but this is also about reconnecting to where our food comes from. It is a time to honor our local farmers and others directly involved in providing us with fresh local food, all harvested with care and appreciation for those who will enjoy it!

Our setting and table will reflect the elements of truly enjoying a meal on the farm. Casual and elegant at the same time, the food will be the centerpiece and take the stage. We’ll feast on the freshest farm offerings while we bask in the environment our food originated from and dine with our farmers. Hear the local lore, challenges and joys of connecting with farmers and fisherman.
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Oysters – Harvesting and Cooking Class
(This may be broken up over two days for some groups)

Farm Tours with Lunch: $100- $150
Bus tours: $50
Cooking Class and Dinners: $95

Join us in Katama where we begin the morning in the bay visiting an oyster farm. Learn the art of oystering. We’ll collect our dinner alongside the farmers. We will then make our way to the largest farm on the Vineyard for a behind-the-scenes tour with the farmer of the herb garden and kitchen where we will see our meal prepared. Lunch will be served at picnic tables among the flowers and vegetables.

We will then set off to gather ingredients for dinner, featuring a 2.5 hour narrated tour of Martha’s Vineyard with two stops at farms along the way.  (Trolley: 32 passengers; or Bus: 42 passengers)

The tour ends at our kitchen where you will be greeted with a cocktail and cooking class.
The two hour cooking class features all of our gathered bounty from our tours of the day. Hors d’oeuvres will be there to nourish throughout the class.  The evening will end with dinner paired with wine.

Custom Greenhouse Dinners/Classes are available that highlight the farmers and offer full family service.

More Custom Culinary Experiences:
Sea Shanties Sing Along
Island Scavenger Hunts
Story Tellers
Author Visits
Interactive Chef Dinners
Professional Team Building Activities
Sunset Sails

For large family or any group accommodations, we have locations that are available for rent:
Private Home in Menemsha – overlooking the pond (sleeps 10)
Private Home in Historic Edgartown (sleeps 20)

 

Slideshow Photo Credits:
Greenhouse Dinner – Maggie Smith