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Our stellar week in Asheville (July 29-August 4, 2018) will involve, as always, the top chefs of Western North Carolina, coupled with renowned beverage experts, and a surrounding that is pastoral, flanked by blue mountains, and reeling with music and dance as a backdrop. Our theme for 2018 will revolve around the senses, and how they shape our perception of the food we serve forth.

Each day centers around a 3-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet luncheon, an afternoon educational walk, and an evening tasting session. The music in the background will be Appalachian arias, as the Swannanoa Gathering's Fiddle/Banjo/Mandolin Week enhances the colors on our plates. Culinary students are welcome to join in evening festivities which last often until dawn breaks over the hill.


COOKING THE SENSES  

Sunday, July 29th SYNESTHESIA

4:00-5:00 Arrival & Registration at Garden Cabin
5:00-7:00 Welcome & Introduction to Culinary Synesthesia in Garden Cabin by Susi Gott Séguret & SSCA Staff
7:00-10:00
A sampling of impromptu music at the Swannanoa Gathering

Monday, July 30th SMELL    
9:00-12:00 Hands-on
session with Katie Button* (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00 Luncheon on Café Patio
4:00-6:00 Farm & Garden Tour
with Ian Robertson
6:00-7:00 WINE TASTING with Philippe Bourgeois* on the Cabin Porch  

Tuesday, July 31st  
SIGHT
9:00-12:00 Hands-on session with Nate Allen* (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00 Luncheon on Café Patio 4:00-6:00 Stream Stroll with Mark Brenner*
6:00-7:00 BEER TASTING with Oscar Wong on the Cabin Porch 

Wednesday, August 1st  TOUCH
9:00-12:00 Hands-on session with Stephanie Tyson (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00
Luncheon on Café Patio
4:00-6:00
Woods Walk with Alan Muskat
6:00-7:00 WHISKEY TASTING with Troy Ball* on the Cabin Porch  

Thursday, August 2nd TASTE

9:00-12:00 Hands-on session with Mark Rosenstein* (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00
Luncheon on Café Patio
4:00-6:00
Community Crawl with Rodney Lytle*
6:00-7:00 FOOD SONGS & STORIES with Swannanoa Gathering Staff & Students, delectable by SSCA Staff Mary Collins Shepard, Kathy Harter, Amy Cerra at the Pavilion  

Friday, August 3rd SOUND  

9:00-12:00 Hands-on
session with Susi Gott Séguret (Lower Glad)
12:30-2:00 Luncheon on Café Patio
2:00-4:00 Shopping Spree in Asheville (optional)
4:00-7:00
Student Dinner Prep
7:00-9:00 Student Dinner Finale for Staff by SSCA Soon-to-be-Graduates, followed by Awards Ceremony  

Saturday, August 4th SO LONG

10:00-2:00 Optional Packing & Partying with Luncheon of Luscious Leftovers

*to be confirmed


Seasonal School of Culinary Arts, LLC
PO Box 18462
Asheville, NC  28814
828-301-2792
ssca@schoolofculinaryarts.org