2017 Golden Door Cooking School

Cooking school is back this year, and better than ever! We are pleased to announce that one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles dining, Chef Ludo Lefebvre will be joining us and will be cooking and teaching along side our very own executive chef Greg Frey Jr during the week. Chef Ludo trained in France for 12 years then after coming to LA was quickly be awarded prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Five Star Award at two different restaurants. Learn more about Chef Ludo Lefebvre HERE.

A one-week, hands-on culinary experience focusing on organic farm-to-table cuisine and nutrition awaits you at Golden Door, the San Marcos, California, resort named 2015 “World’s Best Destination Spa” by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. and the culinary team along with nutrition experts provide classes, tours and an opportunity to prepare and serve the class “graduation” dinner. Golden Door Cooking School welcomes participants at all levels of cooking experience.

 Blogger Jessica Zanotti said of her participation, “The cooking school was incredibly informative, and I cannot express enough how knowledgeable and passionate Chef Greg Frey was. His love for food and the environment was inspiring, and his teaching technique was lighthearted, fun and hands on. All of the recipes we learned to cook were healthy and beyond delicious.” Check out her full article HERE.

 Highlights of Golden Door Cooking School include healthy kitchen basics (knife skills, stocks, vinaigrettes and simple healthy sauces); flavor and health benefits of using herbs and spices; healthy cooking techniques (how to purchase, handle, store and prepare vegetables); eating to detox and the purpose and function of what we eat; organic garden, organic farm and bee hive tours; healthy desserts demonstration; guest speaker from the Distinguished Speaker Series; and farewell dinner.

 â€œCooking School week was such an exciting time, seeing our guests interact with the chefs, our beautiful gardens and our nutrition experts,” said Golden Door General Manager Kathy Van Ness. “I look forward to the next phase of Cooking School in 2017!”

  • Along with customized Golden Door calorie-burning fitness a class, relaxing spa services and informative workshops, each guest receives a Golden Door customized cooking jacket, apron, recipe book and kitchen tool kit.
  • Cooking School starts July 30, 2017 and the cost for one week of Golden Door Cooking School is  $10,850.
  • For reservations, please call (866) 420-6414 or e-mail reservations@goldendoor.com.

 Did You Know…

100% of Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. that are dedicated to transforming the lives of children.