Coastal Cooking: The Oregon Coast With Your Grandchild
Learn the meaning behind “farm to table” as you and your grandchild catch fish, pick blueberries and prepare your own culinary delights at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute.
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Program No. 19786RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

How does food get from the farm — or ocean — to your table? Share in the ultimate culinary adventure with your grandchild as you join chefs from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) for a hands-on approach to bringing fresh, local foods to your plates! Learn how to catch and prepare your own seafood along Oregon’s beautiful coast, and select delicious local produce as you meet local farmers. OCCI chefs offer their expertise in kitchen safety and cooking techniques as you and your grandchild create dishes from the ingredients you have caught and harvested. From blueberries and herbs to produce and seafood, your introduction to Oregon’s gastronomic delights is sure to be delicious!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Hiking up to two miles over uneven terrain; walking along uneven and wet surfaces; standing for long periods of time.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Catch fresh rock fish and crabs gathered straight from the ocean floor with the help of experts. Clean and prepare rock fish, crab and salmon!
  • Pick blueberries at a local farm and learn how to make them into fresh berry pies, as well as jams that you can bring home.
  • During a Mystery Basket-style challenge, utilizing fresh local produce used throughout the week, join with your grandchild in competition to become the next “Oregon Chef.”

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
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Becky VanWychen
Becky is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls where she is studying Dairy Science with a minor in Chemistry. Becky hopes to one day complete her life long dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian. Becky has owned sixty rabbits and thinks that cows are literally the best animal ever! As a native of Wisconsin, Becky is very excited to spend her summer on the West Coast working with Southwestern Oregon Community College and Road Scholar.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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