An Intergenerational Culinary Escape in Down East Maine
Explore the sights, sounds and flavors of Maine with your grandchild as you visit lighthouses, pick blueberries, spot whales and prepare traditional cuisine side by side.
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Program No. 21487RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

In daily classes with your grandchild and a colorful professional chef and authentic Maine native, study basic cooking techniques and Down East culinary history as you learn to prepare meals from Maine’s regional repertoire, including seafood chowders and the Maine’s famed lobster. Conversations with local organic farmers and lobstermen offer new perspectives on Maine’s culinary favorites, and you’ll enjoy opportunities to sail aboard an authentic Maine lobster boat, then by Roosevelt International Park on Campobello Island. Fresh foods prepared by you, your grandchild and fellow participants grace the table at each evening meal!
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles over uneven terrain. Standing for 3-4 hours while cooking. Stairs and steep ramp to access vessels.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy Maine's Down East culture as you create memories and authentic Maine cuisine
  • Small class sizes allow for lots of hands-on cooking time with our colorful chef, giving grandparents and grandchildren the chance to bond over nature’s best foods.
  • Explore FDR's summer cottage on Campobello Island, go inside lighthouses and spot whales in the sea from aboard the lobster boat "Miss Patricia."

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-11. Please note that a U.S. Passport is required to enter Canada and visit Campobello Island. Youths 15 and under do not need a passport but will need a copy of their birth certificate and a parental permission statement.
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Georgie Kendall
Georgiana is a fifth generation steward on her family’s 45-acre farmstead in Perry, Maine where they offer lakeside cottages and a 100-year-old barn for events and weddings. Georgie has an MS in Adult Education, a ServSafe Management certification in food handling and was a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. She hosts a large vegetable and flower garden and has a taste for ethnic cuisine. She lives way Down East with a very cool cat named Seamus and two hysterical ducks named Garlic and Dill.
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