A Coastal Cook-Off: Farm-to-Table in Oregon With Your Grandchild

Cast off on a food adventure as you and your junior chef fish for seafood, pick seasonal fruit and learn to prepare meals from the day’s harvest at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute!
Rating (5)
Program No. 19786RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,199 / CHILD

At a Glance

Reel in adventure and culinary delights on this farm- and sea-to-table adventure with your grandchild! Join a school of fellow fishermen and junior chefs as you test your sea legs on a deep-sea fishing excursion and a crabbing or clamming adventure on the Oregon coast. Then take your catch of the day back to the kitchen to learn how to cook delectable seafood dishes with real chefs from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI). Plus visit a local berry farm and cheesemaker to gather fresh cheese and produce to complement your seafood dishes. And top it all off with a cooking competition. At the end of a week of learning to gather and cook fresh produce and seafood, you’ll all be hooked!
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 ...

  • Set out on fishing and crabbing or clamming excursions by boat and at the dock, and learn how to clean and prepare your day’s catch from expert OCCI chefs.
  • Find out about the big business of blueberries in Oregon at a local farm and pick berries yourself to use during a pie making cooking class.
  • During a Mystery Basket competition, use the skills you’ve learned throughout the week to prepare a three-course meal with the secret ingredients in your basket!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Recreational Dungeness Crabbing
by Scott Haugen
Learn about effective crabbing techniques.
100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast and Coast Range (Oregon 100 Hikes)
by William L. Sullivan
A guide to driving and hiking the coast. All the book suggestions are for your personal enrichment and not required reads.
The Northwest Coast: A Natural History
by Steward Schultz
All books are suggestions to offer an understanding of the natural history of the area
Fodor's Oregon
by Fodor's
A full-spectrum guide to visiting the state, including beaches, wineries and more.
The Photographer's Guide to the Oregon Coast: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them
by David Middleton
A tour of the best places on the coast to take photographs
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Jim Pojar; Andy MacKinnon, ed.
Fishing in Oregon
by Madelynne Diness Sheehan
Sport-fishing guide for Oregon.

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