Stay tuned for the Next Outdoor Culinary Workshop
Turtle Island Outdoor Culinary Adventures with Chef Susi Gott Séguret will kick off at 4:00 pm on Friday, with a welcome beverage and introductory stroll around the Preserve, followed by an elegant wine-paired meal and song and story around the fire. On Saturday, students of all ages and inclinations will partake of a Woods Breakfast followed by a Foraging Expedition, with a picnic in the woods or by a stream. The afternoon will segue into a hands-on class in Turtle Island’s unique outdoor kitchen and culminate in a wine-paired dinner, followed by song and dance. Sunday morning will continue with another hands-on class preparing woods delectables, and will end with a seated wine-paired meal followed by Woods Awards and celebratory song and dance.
Susi Gott Séguret has been intimately involved with food and flavor since, as a toddler she first felt the burn of a radish, just pulled from the soil, still speckled with black earth, and washed it down with a gulp of fresh spring water that flowed out from under a moonshine still. Founder and director of the Seasonal School of Culinary Arts held in Asheville, Ithaca, Sonoma and Paris, she also orchestrates the Asheville Wine Experience, the Asheville Truffle Experience, and the Appalachian Culinary Experience. Originally from North Carolina, Susi honed her culinary skills in France, where she resided for over 20 years, earning a diploma in Gastronomy and Taste from the Cordon Bleu and the Université de Reims. Author of Appalachian Appetite, Susi is passionate about elements of taste and style, and how they extend from our palate into our daily lives, ever striving to blend food, music, words and images into a tapestry for the senses.
4:00—Arrival & Orientation
4:30—Welcome beverage and introductory stroll around Turtle Island
6:00—Welcome meal (prepared in advance)
8:00—Singing around the fire
9:00—Woods breakfast (prepared in advance)
12:00—Picnic in the woods or by a stream
2:00—Hands-on class in outdoor kitchen (moved indoors if inclement weather)
5:00—Break for exploring or restoration
8:00—Song & Dance
9:00—Woods breakfast (prepared in Sat afternoon class)
1:00—Seated meal with guests (additional invitations possible)
3:00—Prizes & certificates awarded, song & dance