“Food is geography and the geography you live in designs your eating habits”

The Teaching Kitchen: Local Delicacies

This 4-day workshop with Chef Şemsa Denizsel invites food lovers to explore the regional cuisine of Turkey’s Northern Aegean coast. In a land known for its olives and high-quality extra virgin olive oil, our Local Delicacies workshop gives an introduction to the flavors, specialty ingredients, and delicious dishes from the area. The program consists of hands-on cooking lessons, shopping in the local bazaar, day-trips and tastings with artisan food producers, as well as communal meals at Cooks Grove and in local restaurants.

Scheduled Dates: Sunday – Thursday

Duration: 4 days

A minimum of 6 participants as a group are required.

Most of our hands-on teaching kitchen workshops at Cooks Grove will be limited to small groups up to 12 guests. The program includes meals, all activities listed in the itinerary, guest accommodations and transportation. Participants will be hosted in local hotels in the nearby town of Ayvalık. Airfare and transfers to/from airport are not included in any of our programs; however, if flights are organized arriving/departing from the Balıkesir Koca Seyit Airport (EDO) in Edremit, Turkey, transfers can be arranged at additional cost. Itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions and scheduling adjustments.

  • For confirmation full payment for the whole group is required.
  • For cancellation 42 days prior to arrival date full reimbursement will be made; as for any later cancellations, we are sorry to inform no reimbursements will be made.
  • All participants should be +16 of age.