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Thank You from the Cook Around The World 2018 team!

Posted by Arielle Burger on May 14, 2018 9:38:17 AM

From all of us at World Class Vacations, we would like to thank you for attending our Cook Around The World event this year! We loved meeting all school administrators, teachers, chaperones, and students. We had a great time and we hope you had a fantastic experience as well!

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Topics: Cook Around The World, Celebrity Appearances, Contests, Education, Walt Disney World

Celebrity Spotlight: Meet Our 2018 Celebrity Chef, Aarón Sanchez!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Oct 4, 2017 10:11:13 AM

The Cook Around The World staff is proud to present our 2018 Celebrity Chef and lead judge for 2018 – Chef Aarón Sánchez! Chef Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author, and philanthropist. He is the chef and owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sanchez, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series, MASTERCHEF.

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Topics: Celebrity Appearances, Announcements, Cook Around The World, Education, Walt Disney World

How To: Plan and Coordinate a Student Trip

Posted by Arielle Burger on Nov 17, 2016 4:57:53 PM

Whether it is your first or your tenth time traveling with a student group, it is always good to have some tips and tricks up your sleeve. With World Class Vacations, we can take the stress out of planning and organizing by providing you with a detailed itinerary and a knowledgeable staff. Read below to learn some planning strategies from the student travel experts!

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Topics: Education, traveling, Fundraising, travel tips

Celebrity Spotlight: Chef Fabio Viviani

Posted by Arielle Burger on Oct 20, 2016 12:19:49 PM

Chef Fabio Viviani has possessed a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. At age 11, Viviani worked nights at a local bakery (since he was too young to officially join the staff) and during his teenage years, held several positions in the restaurant industry, even serving under the mentorship of Simone Mugnaini, an iconic figure in the Italian restaurant industry.

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Topics: Cook Around The World, Recipes, Education, traveling

Cook Around The World Presents: Chef Fabio Viviani!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Oct 18, 2016 4:48:55 PM

Due to the popularity of our April Celebrity Weekend, the Cook Around The World team is bringing something new to the table for May! It gives us great pleasure to announce that Chef Fabio Viviani will join the Cook Around The World team during our May 12-15, 2017 weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort! During the event, Chef Fabio Viviani will be joining our panel of judges at the Hands-On Culinary Improv, and he will speak at the Career Forum and the Gala Dinner Celebration.

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Topics: Recipes, Education, traveling, Announcements, Cook Around The World, Celebrity Appearances

What better place to learn culinary skills  from around the world than in World Showcase at Epcot?

Posted by Arielle Burger on Aug 2, 2016 11:08:31 AM

Get ready for a brand-new Cook Around The World experience ALL at the Walt Disney World Resort! During the dates of April 21-24 and May 12-15 in 2017, high school students and their teachers will have the opportunity to create their own dishes during Disney’s Hands-On Culinary Improv Competition! Not only will students get to decide what they make, but each group gets to enjoy their dishes following the event! Read below to find out more details about this sizzling experience!

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Topics: Recipes, Education, traveling, Conference, Cook Around The World

8 Reasons to Visit Williamsburg, VA

Posted by Arielle Burger on Jul 15, 2016 10:43:27 AM

When you think of vacations, most people think of beaches, the ocean, or even Walt Disney World. Even though these are all great vacation destinations, there are many hidden gems around every corner. If you want to explore an area with a huge art influence and a touch of history with the added bonus of numerous attractions, Williamsburg, Virginia is the place for you! We have created a top list of things to do in Williamsburg that many of our high school groups take advantage of. This year, we had eight groups travel to Williamsburg, VA to explore this area that is filled with activities, shopping, and dining! 

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Topics: traveling, Education, travel tips

Get Ready to 'Dance The World' in 2017!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Jun 14, 2016 9:22:49 AM

Have you ever dreamed of dancing at the Walt Disney World Resort? Here at the Dance The World office, we are all about making dreams come true. Imagine dancing down Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom or performing for thousands at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Park all while making this your ultimate family vacation! Find out how you can attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and experience a little Disney magic!

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Topics: Dance The World, Celebrity Appearances, Education, traveling, Sharna Burgess

See 'What's Cooking' in 2017!

Posted by Arielle Burger on May 2, 2016 9:53:19 AM

It is that time of year again! Our team is gearing up for the Cook Around The World event in 2017! With less than one month away until Cook Around The World 2016, our team has already started prepping for next year! With that being said, we want YOU to “Be Our Guest” in 2017!

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Topics: Contests, Cook Around The World, Celebrity Appearances, Education

Cook Around The World Presents: The Royal Chef!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Mar 16, 2016 9:39:43 AM

            Attention chefs of all ages! Cook Around The World is proud to announce its Celebrity Chef for 2016! The Royal Chef, also known as Chef Darren McGrady, will be attending the Cook Around The World event this May 13-16! During the Cook Around The World event, he will be speaking at the Career Forum, where students can hear from Disney Chefs, as well as The Royal Chef, about their journey and where they are today, along with what it is like working in the culinary field. In addition, The Royal Chef will be addressing the crowd at the Gala, where he will give an exclusive look at his personal experiences with the Royal Family and several US Presidents. 

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Topics: Cook Around The World, Recipes, Celebrity Appearances, Education, traveling