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Professional Chef Bill Thompson, formally with the Ritz-Carlton, offers lively, interactive cooking classes in Historic Fernandina Beach located on Beautiful Amelia Island, Florida. Chef Bill promotes both the Slow Food and the Farm to Table...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
25 S 3rd St, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4206
+1 904-515-6863
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is the first cooking class I have ever taken, and the experience was nothing short of amazing. I loved the fact that the # of participants is limited so everyone gets an opportunity to prepare the dishes. Chef Bill offers great preparation and cooking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gaylen C
Bill T, Owner at Amelia Island Culinary Academy, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thanks so much for the fantastic review!

Reviewed December 26, 2017

This is a fun two hour experience that combines island history, tour and tips from the farmers market and tips and cooking philosophy from Chef Bill as he prepares a multi-course lunch for you. This is not a hands on cooking class but one where...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Bill T, Owner at Amelia Island Culinary Academy, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2017

So glad you enjoyed our Farmer's Market Tour & Class! Thank you!

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our evening with Chef Bill as he prepared shrimp three different ways. He is a great chef and conversationalist. The food was amazing and he provided the recipes for us. Reservations are required. Bring your own alcoholic beverages. He only supplies water.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 518ATLCouple
Reviewed July 2, 2017

We arrived at 10:30 for the Saturday Market Tour and class. My wife and I plus four delightful women. We all got along very well! Chef Bill provided a history of the town of Fernandina Beach during the short walk (about 6 blocks) to the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

What a great experience. I cannot speak highly enough of Chef Bill! My friend and I attend Chef Bill's pasta making class and I was so pleasantly surprised. Not only did I learn how to make fresh, handmade egg pasta, I learned that it wasn't...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Mae D
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I am not a super great cook and honestly cooking is not one of my favorite things to do. We attended the tasting tour with Chef Bill and it was great! Although I had been to all of the restaurants we went to on the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

So I have taken a number of cooking classes all over, in multiple states, but also abroad. First point to make is that this is not a hands on class, which is something other reviewers either didn't mention one way or another, or I missed....More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Chef Bill's cooking class was amazing. Selfishly we were excited as we were the only couple in attendance-off season. Bill was fantastic-could not have been a better experience. We had the opportunity to learn new tips, enjoy great food and learn about the history of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank t0y56
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Hubs was not interested at all to begin with, we went ended up having a great time, learning, eating awesome food, and coming home with new recipes to use! Would love to take more classes, highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

Awesome experience. Learned a ton of new tips. I already broke out new techniques and added a food processor to my kitchen tools. Great time for young and old! The famers market is amazing and the food will blow your mind. Probably one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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