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Culinary Camps
at The Inns at St. Albans

International Choux Co., the cooking school of The Inns at St. Albans, presents an exciting slate of culinary camps taught by award-winning cooks, bakers, food professionals and best-selling authors. These weekend-long events are intimate and immersive experiences centered around a theme and led by a visiting chef. Attendees enjoy cooking demonstrations, excursions, talks, tastings and dinners, plus a two-night stay on the property.

Our name pays homage to Oscar Johnson, co-founder of the International Shoe Company, and his wife Irene Johnson, the visionary who cultivated St. Albans’ beauty and tradition of hospitality throughout the early 20th century.

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Nov. 8-10, 2024: Holiday Cooking School


You’re invited to The Inns at St. Albans for an immersive weekend of holiday-themed culinary classes, decorating workshops, crafting opportunities and dining engagements! Join us Nov. 8-10 for our Holiday Culinary Camp, which includes overnight accommodations and a full slate of activities at International Choux Co. and other venues on premise. Whether you’re looking for menu inspiration, tips for decorating your tabletop or creating the prettiest packages for under the tree, or just an amazing escape before the hustle and bustle of the hectic holiday season, we welcome you to our historic destination for three days of festivities sure to get you “INN” the spirit.

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Friday, November 8th

  • 11 a.m. – Early check-in at The Lodge at St. Albans
  • 12 p.m. – Lunch and Learn at the International Choux Company
  • 3 p.m. – Snowflake Studio: Holiday Crafting Class in the community room at Head’s Store

Lunch Menu:
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with
Tenderloin Grilled Cheese
Open Faced Crustini with Thinly Sliced Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Caramelized Onions, and Havarti Cheese
Italian Christmas Snowball Cookies

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Holiday Dinner and Mixology class at International Choux Co.

Dinner Menu:
Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards
Grilled Vegetable Packages with Maytag Blue Cheese Dip
Marinated Jumbo Lemon Lime Shrimp with Chipotle Aioli Dip
Mini Potato Baskets
Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Caramel Glaze
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Brownie Bites with Strawberry Santa Hats
Bourbon Slush Cocktails

Saturday, November 9th

  • 9 a.m. – Breakfast at Historic Head’s Store + shopping at Honey Bee Point
  • 11:30 a.m. – Guided Art Tour followed by Holiday Luncheon
  • 3 p.m. – Festive Flair: Creative Gift Wrapping Techniques and Holiday Tablescapes in the Rock Island Room at Head’s Store

Lunch Menu:
Honey Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken Breast over Wild Rice and Grain Salad with Dried Cranberries, Apricots, White Raisins, and Feta Cheese
Baby Microgreens, Caramel Pecans and House Specially Poppyseed Dressing
Homemade Rocky Road Fudge with Christmas Confetti

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Chef’s Family Holiday Dinner

Dinner Menu:
Wild Field Green Salad Bundles with Red Pepper Strips and Carrot Sticks Tied with Cucumber Ribbons and White Cheddar Trees drizzled with Zesty Italian Dressing
Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Red Wine Reduction
Boursin Scalloped Potatoes
Fresh Asparagus Spears with Pistachio Butter
Mrs. Claus’s Pecan Custard Pie

Sunday, November 10th

  • 10:00 a.m. – Farewell Holiday Brunch at Old Barn Inn
    •  Menu – coming soon
  • 12 p.m. – Check-out
Culinary Camp Package pricing based on single or double-occupancy accommodations. All reservations required by November 1, 2024.
• $915/single attendee (Includes a two-night stay. Following purchase, you will be contacted by a reservations specialist to make these arrangements.)
• $1380/two attendees (Includes a two-night stay. Following purchase, you will be contacted by a reservations specialist to make these arrangements.)
Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Due to the unique nature of this event, we cannot offer refunds or credits for cancellations. Tickets, however, are fully transferable.