Cooking with Class at Luxe Resorts
The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex, Vermont
This stunning 18-acre resort lies at the foot of the Green Mountains in Lake Champlain Valley. Its cooking academy runs Camp Cook, special week-long kids camps for chefs-in-training to expand their palates and try out new flavors and ingredients in a fun, low-pressure environment. They also get to create their own cookbook and do a fieldtrip to local farms. There’s plenty of time to let off steam and swim, play on the ropes course and collect eggs from the resident hens. Meanwhile the rest of the family can enjoy the spa, tennis courts and array of other activities on offer.