World Class Vacations Blog

Thank You from Cook Around The World!

Posted by Arielle Burger on May 17, 2017 4:32:55 PM

On behalf of the Cook Around The World staff and World Class Vacations, we would like to thank each and every school that joined us for our 2017 Cook Around The World event! It is teachers, students, and administrators like you that help this event be successful year after year.

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

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

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

Spice Up Your Holiday with These Seasonal Recipes!

Posted by Arielle Burger on Dec 10, 2015 12:04:50 PM

Getting ready for a family gathering or office holiday party and have no idea what to bring? World Class Vacations has you covered! With the busy holiday season and all of the shopping that needs to get done, you might not have time for an elaborate dish to bring to your party. We have gathered together a list of easy and delicious holiday treats from Food Network that are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!

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Topics: Recipes, holidays

Five-Course Fall Inspired Meal

Posted by Sara Firman on Oct 15, 2014 3:43:57 PM

Carrots and squash and apples - oh my! With the leaves starting to change and the air becoming crisp, we are all looking to stay warm with the cold weather approaching. What better way than with some hearty fall-inspired meals? With the holiday season right around the corner, we would like to share some of our favorite fall recipes for inspiration to all of our Cook Around The World chefs in preparation for their hands on cooking experience! Please feel free to experiment and change the recipes how you see fit and most importantly, have fun! Let us know if you have any recipes that you'd like to share for fall time in the kitchen.

Hosting a party? You can also use this meal planner that we have put together. We have included the recipes below and left space to add in your favorite comfort foods. This will help to organize everything in one place as you build a menu, assisting you in creating a flawless and perfect event for your guests!

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Topics: Cook Around The World, Recipes