The Art of Cooking on Anna Maria Island

July 13, 2019 By Rachel

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I often say that the best part of any vacation is the food (because it’s true).

On Anna Maria Island in the Florida Gulf Coast, there’s no shortage of amazing restaurants serving up fresh seafood and local fare. If you’ve visited even once, I’m sure you’ve experienced this truth for yourself.

But have you thought about making your own delicious local food while on vacation?

Culinary Art: Cooking Classes on Anna Maria Island

When people think about culinary classes on vacation, they usually think about somewhere European like Italy or France.

But there’s no need to travel so far for such a unique and memorable vacation experience. You can do it right here on the Florida Gulf Coast!

All of the local businesses on Gulf and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria are famous in their own right, and that includes the Studio at Gulf and Pine.

For Summer 2019, the Studio brought back their popular Culinary Art Cooking Classes. From their website:

Discover new recipes and culinary techniques from the Master Chefs of the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista Restaurants. These hands-on cooking classes will feature a variety of locally sourced sustainable ingredients and fresh summer flavors to create delicious meals. In the relaxed and beautiful setting of the Studio art gallery, you will enjoy learning how to make dishes that will be sure to impress your guests at your next dinner party or special occasion. Meet new friends during a family style setting where you will share and enjoy all the dishes you prepare along with selective wines. Each class features a unique culinary theme.

Now, class is almost over but you can still get in on the July sessions!

Reserve your spot now on their website.

Here are the culinary themes for the remaining sessions:

  • July 21: Passport to Asia: Let’s Make Dumplings
  • July 27 & 28: In the Bakery with Teddy

The Studio at Gulf and Pine

The Studio is “Anna Maria’s Cultural Art Facility and Elegant Social Venue.” Founded by a former First Lady of Florida, the Studio is a premier art space and “welcomes artists, poets, musicians, performers, and writers to exhibit their talents and exchange ideas.”

When you plan your trip to beautiful Anna Maria Island, be sure to check out the events and exhibits at the Studio! And if you’re planning an island wedding? Definitely check out their event space.

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