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Experience the Culinary Artistry of Salt:

Salt Cooking Schools

Ignite your passion for cooking while attending a Cooking School led by Salt Chef de Cuisine Rick Laughlin. Chef Rick unlocks the secrets of Atlantic-influenced Contemporary American cuisine through total immersion in the culinary process.

Classes begin with breakfast in the Salt dining room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After a tour of the Salt kitchen, students disperse to work stations to create a four-course lunch menu reflecting the class theme. Later that day, students share a lunch paired with a selection of fine wines and discuss their experiences with fellow students and chefs. At the end of the program, students receive a Salt apron, recipe book and certificate.

Class sessions are $295 per person, plus gratuity. For reservations, please call 904-277-1087.


June 22
A Tour Through the Market: Street Foods of Southeast Asia

Take a culinary tour through the exciting flavors of Southeast Asian street foods. Uncover hidden culinary gems like Banana-Que and Pork Adobo from the Philippines, or spicy and tangy papaya salads and rice dishes of Myanmar to the famed noodle soups of Thailand. Chef may even share a family recipe or two in this popular class.

July 13
Traditions of Indian Cuisine

Various cultures have passed through India, leaving their mark on Indian cuisine and the results are both delicious and legendary. In this class, you’ll explore the soul-warming curries, naans and parathas of Northern India to the distinct and diverse vegetable and fish-based dishes of Southern India. You’ll also learn essential techniques that make the flavors of Indian food so unique.

September 21
Hors d’ Oeuvres Around the World

Chef Rick Laughlin reveals some of his own secrets to preparing an impressive selection of bite-sized creations for any gathering. Whether for holiday guests or family entertaining, from skewers to dips and desserts. The Salt culinary team walks you step-by-step to creating and presenting hors d’oeuvres guaranteed to dazzle your guests.

July 5
BBQ University at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Dive in to the spirit of a Red, White and Deep Blue weekend with the kind of summer school you’ll be happy to attend: Barbecue University with Ritz-Carlton chefs. Get your Master’s in flame grilling and hardwood smoking alongside talented chefs who share their methods, skills and secrets to barbecuing excellence. Enjoy a fun afternoon with generous barbecue sampling, libations and a special beer tasting by Intuition Ale Works along with a group lunch. No prior cooking experience needed, just a desire for knowledge and a thirst for a fun. $295 per guest.


October 23-25, 2020
Salt & Savor Culinary Weekend

Take a break from the everyday to savor a weekend brimming with unforgettable culinary experiences presented by Ritz-Carlton chefs and legendary winemakers. Indulge your passion for food and wine with intimate classes and curated explorations, including a delightful welcome reception, chef-prepared breakfast, Salt Cooking School and luncheon, signature wine dinner and champagne departure brunch. Exclusively for resort package guests.



For those lured by culinary and outdoor adventures, there is Hook, Line & Supper - An island fishing trip led by a seasoned charter boat captain and Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Garrett Gooch. As passionate about fresh flavors as he is about local ingredients, Chef Garret is an avid fisherman who knows the island’s waterways like the back of a menu.

Guests set out early in the morning with a chef-prepared lunch and beverages for a morning that combines angling, fish stories and a taste of authentic island life. Back on shore, you can join Chef Garrett in planning the menu using your catch or you can take time to relax. That evening, you’ll savor a customized four-course dinner with paired wines for two at Chef’s Kitchen Table in Salt. Experience for yourself this thrilling day that takes you from dock to exquisite dish and beyond.



Accented by cool Atlantic Ocean breezes under a romantic evening sky, savor a personalized four-course tasting menu prepared by Ritz-Carlton chefs. The casually elegant dinner includes paired wines. 7:30 p.m. seating only, advance reservations required.


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