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Amelia Island Culinary Academy Now Open on Third Street

Amelia Island Culinary Academy Now Open on Third StreetThe Amelia Island Culinary Academy has found a home in their own space across the street from the Florida House Inn. Located at 25 South Thirds Street, in historic Fernandina Beach, professional Chef Bill Thompson offers fun-filled cooking classes.

Cooking is fun and Chef Bill has taken the culinary arts to a new level by offering more than classes, he also offers special events, too.

Corporate Functions, Team Building Exercise, Culinary and Cooking Groups, Children’s Parties, Book Clubs, Bridesmaid’s parties, Couples Events, Home-school groups and more can enjoy an interactive cooking experience with customized cuisine and a variety of skills levels.

His current offerings include Summer in Tuscany, and Pirate Shrimp.

​​Summer in Tuscany: Simple – Natural – Fresh – Local
Learn the cuisine from the sun-drenched hills of the Tuscan countryside:
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken Brochettes
Wilted arugula salad
Grilled Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus
Zucchini Fritti with roasted garlic, and basil aioli
May 30 – 10:00 to 12:00 noon
Cost is $50 per person

​​PIRATE SHRIMP: Listen to lively stories about the colorful Pirate history of Amelia Island and the local shrimping industry while enjoying Chef Bill’s demonstration.
Shrimp and Grits
Moroccan Shrimp with Vegetable Couscous
May 30 – 4:00 to 5:30
Cost is $50 per person

REGISTRATION INFO
Register online by CLICKING HERE, or via email at info@ameliacooking.com.

Let Chef Bill design a cooking class for your private event!

For more information visit AmeliaCooking.com or call (904) 515-6863.

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2015 Salt Cooking School

2015 Salt Cooking SchoolThe Salt Cooking School is returning to the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, for 2015. Class will be held on Mondays, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Chefs welcome students with a tour of the kitchens, mimosas, breakfast treats, and a Salt apron. Then students will learn techniques, cook and dine with the chefs and they receive a class photo.

March 23 – Asian Food Truck Fare: Prepare Asian Street Food with a modern approach
June 15 – Italian Favorites: Learn the art of making sauces, handmade pastas and fish fabrication
September 14 – Classic German Cuisine: Braising, soups, dumplings and meat selections
November 2 – Holiday Classics: Learn new techniques with some surprises

Tuition is only $250 per person and reservations are required. (This is a great gift idea, especially for birthdays, Mother’s or Father’s Day)

For information and reservations please call Leisure Reservations at (904) 277-1087.

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Pirate Shrimp Cooking Demonstration

Pirate Shrimp Cooking DemonstrationThe Amelia Island Culinary Academy is offering a new demonstration class with Chef Bill Thompson. He makes students feel like they’re in a live cooking show!

Similar to the programs viewed on Food Network, students relax and watch as Chef Thompson prepares the food, demonstrating the techniques and skills used in professional kitchens. These classes are interactive and lively, with questions encouraged and the mysteries of cooking techniques revealed. Students are invited to taste the dishes and will receive copies of all recipes.

PIRATE SHRIMP:
Come to the local haunt of pirates, past and present, and experience an interactive cooking class steeped in Amelia Island lore.

Located in a former pirate’s hangout, Wicked Davey’s is located at 232 N. 2nd Street in the spooky warehouse district of downtown, Fernandina Beach.

Enjoy a fun-filled class with Chef Bill Thompson demonstrating a variety of ways to cook shrimp while also giving insight into the history of Pirates in Amelia Island.

Come enjoy generous tastings of locally caught shrimp inspired by the former rulers of Amelia Island:

Pirate Shrimp!
Caribbean Pirate-Shrimp & Grits with Tasso Gravy
Barbary Pirate-Moroccan Spiced Shrimp with Vegetable Couscous

Additional Notes:
DATE: Saturday, February 22nd
TIME: 1:30 – 3:00
PRICE: $35.00
LOCATION: 232 N. 2nd St. (the former Wicked Davy’s)

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Amelia Island Culinary Academy

Amelia Island Culinary AcademyChef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy has partnered with Merge Restaurant to present two upcoming demonstration classes!

These classes make students feel like they’re in a live cooking show, similar to the programs viewed on Food Network. Students relax and watch as Chef Thompson prepares the food, demonstrating the techniques and skills used in professional kitchens.

These classes are interactive and lively, with questions encouraged and the mysteries of cooking techniques revealed. Students are invited to taste the dishes and will receive copies of all recipes.

Class One: Appetizers

Adobo pork sate, chimichurri melon shooters, pancetta crisp, balsamic syrup, Chili-lime peanuts.
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 1:30- to 3:00 PM
Price: $25.00

Class Two: Modern Thai

Chicken lettuce rolls: Green curry mussels
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to Noon
Price: $25.00

For more information please email info@ameliacooking.com

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