Disney's Contemporary Resort offers new 'Family Culinary Adventure'

Jul 02, 2015 in "Family Culinary Adventure"

Posted: Thursday July 2, 2015 7:45am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Contemporary Resort will begin offering a new 'Family Culinary Adventure' experience from July 8 2015.

Taking place in the Contemporary Convention Center, the 3.5 hour experience will take guests backstage for a fun, interactive evening that includes time with the Disney chefs, hands-on cooking and a five-course dinner with beer and wine served in the kitchen by the professional catering staff.

Starting at 5pm two days per week, the event is aimed at guests ages 9 and over, where the group of up to 30 guests are split into five groups to each man a station in the kitchen. 

  • Garde manger, is the French term for food produced in the cold kitchen, where guests learn how to make farmer cheese, from-scratch butter, and how to plate a gourmet salad on a rapidly moving electric belt in the professional kitchen.
  • Sushi, with sushi chefs teaching the art of rolling sushi and sashimi. (This station may rotate with other culinary ideas.)
  • Boucherie, or butcher station, where guests learn how to trim a beef tenderloin to make the perfect filet mignon.
  • Pasta, with just three ingredients (semolina, olive oil and egg), guests learn to make tender noodles from scratch, along with fresh basil pesto.
  • Patisserie, or bakery, where guests get to play with chocolate, mousse and other sweet endings.

Once the hour long prep work is done, guests are seated at a long table in the kitchen to enjoy the five course meal that they have just been preparing.

At the end of the evening guests receive a chef's hat to take home, along with a Disney cookbook signed by the chefs.

Cost is $175 plus tax, $125 plus tax for ages 9 to 12. Complimentary transportation is provided for Disney Resort hotel guests. To book or for more information, call 407-WDW-PLAY.

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ford91exploderJul 03, 2015

Very cool - have to try to book this for august.

ford91exploderJul 03, 2015

Well the item shown in the picture is a liquid nitrogen dewar flask, If you have ever gotten a drink/dessert that 'smokes' it was done with liquid nitrogen (and/or Dry Ice), It's also used for 'fried' ice cream dip the ball in LN2 and you can then deep fry the ice cream ball without it melting, Because of the VERY LOW temperature ice crystals will not form so texture is unaffected. LN2 is also used in molecular gastronomy.

Jon81ukJul 03, 2015

The adult would have to say they are going to supervise their children most likely.

OneDNPJul 03, 2015

Of course there is.

wdwmagicJul 03, 2015

Yep there is a Molecular gastronomy demo during the evening.

Disneyhead'71Jul 03, 2015

I like the text in that email. "Ever wondered how to make a buttery pasta noodle?" Let me think. Maybe pasta and butter?

Nick_AJul 03, 2015

Can someone please explain to me why the accompanying photo they sent in the email about this appears to show the class taking place in Walter White's lab? Also, $175 to make noodles?

RandomPrincessJul 02, 2015

The average 9 year old is mature enough to cook and use anything in a kitchen with supervision. Although at this price point I would think it would be mostly adults.

BernardandBiancaJul 02, 2015

I don't believe that is legally effective for those under 18.

DisneyDebRobJul 02, 2015

Nothing uniquely disney about this and price point is way to high. Anyone that goes though, enjoy! I have a full kitchen every time I go to Disney and still don't make my own meals. Scratch that.. I remember making toast once.

Animaniac93-98Jul 02, 2015

I'm sure you'll have to sign a waiver before hand agreeing that if you do something stupid in the kitchen, it's your own fault.

EärendilJul 02, 2015

I love to cook, so this would be great. But it's a little to rich for my blood. Perhaps some day I can do it.

MichWolvJul 02, 2015

Cool. If people want and like this, why not offer it? Not my cup of tea (actually, tea is not my cup of tea, either), but it doesn't take anything away from anybody else, uses assets that would, I think, otherwise be underutilized (since they'll offer it only when the conference dining facilities aren't fully utilized), and offers another experience for those who aren't interested in being in the parks all the time.

AEfxJul 02, 2015

Oh yeah, definitely not complaining that they are doing it - just trying to find the appeal to folks on vacation to do it, is all. ;)