Sharpen your knives and cook your way through a weekend of food, fun, and fellowship!

Let Chef Mark Ainsworth and the crew from the Holmes Camp &  Retreat Center kitchen guide you through a weekend of spectacular meals, new recipes and techniques, and fun in the kitchen.

Settle in at Holmes Friday night with dinner and a campfire social, and then join us in the kitchen on  Saturday and prepare your own gourmet meals while learning skills and recipes you can use at home. The weekend wraps up with a Sunday brunch we’ll prepare together as a group and the chance to join us for an ecumenical worship service focusing on themes of food and hunger. 

Registration starts at $499 for an individual or $749 for a couple and includes lodging, meals, all activities including instruction and ingredients, and a heavy duty Holmes Camp & Retreat Center apron. Cost does not include alcoholic beverages during the campfire social or meals, which are available for purchase.

About the Instructor

Mark Ainsworth is an award winning chef, cookbook author, and a professor at the Culinary Institute of America. He has cooked in restaurants and kitchens around the world, and shares his passion for food through his teaching and writing. Mark is also a Holmes Camp Alumni.