Seasonal, local, and sustainable. They’re not just buzzwords, but a healthy and environmentally friendly way of cooking and eating. In this Boot Camp, you’ll gain an in-depth look into the world of cooking sustainably and seasonally, using ingredients sourced as locally as possible. You’ll learn to recognize when produce is at its peak and how to handle just-picked ingredients from the farm all the way to the dinner table. Along with enjoying plenty of hands-on cooking in our kitchens, you will visit the CIA Student Farms and other area farms. You’ll harvest some of your ingredients yourself and use others sourced from local California farmers. In addition to hearing all about sustainable meat and seafood practices, organics, and preservation techniques, you will learn how to develop your own seasonal recipes and menus based on a planting and harvest schedule.