At the Shillim Cooking School and Farm, our mission is to inspire to eat fresh and to eat what is in season.
We grow as much as we can ourselves. We support responsible farmers from neighboring farms. We encourage artisans who share our commitment to organically grown produce.
Our vision for the future is to achieve a sustainable farm-to-table ecosystem that protects and conserves the limited natural resources.
The Shillim Cooking School and Farm is located within the Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa.
It offers a variety of cooking classes for both professionals and food enthusiasts. The atmosphere is interactive and relaxed. The result is inspired cooking with quality produce.
Menus are created based on what’s in season. Students are encouraged to hand pick fresh produce from our organic farm.
Morning and evening classes are available during the week and on weekends. Classes can be personalized for groups or private individuals.
A typical day at our school begins with a brief tour of our organic farm. This allows students to hand-pick fresh produce. This is followed by a cooking class with our master chefs.
However we do recommend that you begin with a yoga session. Follow it with a tour of the organic farm. Attend the cooking class. And, then treat yourself to a private consultation and massage.
Consultations can be personalized to suit nutrition, dietary needs, and other life enhancement programs.
Here we focus on wholesome meals that can be cooked at home.
Family classes consist of preparing one family meal. This includes a protein, carb, vegetable, and some dairy.
Themes vary from family Sunday breakfasts to family lunches and dinners.
Our chefs also advise families on how to create quick, healthy meals during the week. The techniques are taught at the class.
Our goal at the end of each class is help family members communicate and bond while working together. They get to understand healthy meals as a family and how to cook with fresh ingredients.
Meals usually involve one, or two, simple yet nourishing dishes. There will be minimal cutting and cooking.
Creating awareness on the nutrients of seasonal vegetables is the primary focus. Our chefs make eating vegetables fun for children. And empowers them to make healthy food choices.
Simple planting and harvesting activities introduce kids to topics like waste disposal, recycling, and simple compositing.
We arrage a meet with the local farmers to discuss the importance growing food without chemicals. The children also get to know about the hazards of chemicals in fertilizers on the environment.
We allocate 8 children to each assistant.
Each private villa is private in true sense. The rooms are very large and you have a bath tub in the Verandah [if u really need it]. If you really want to shut off from outside the world, this is the perfect place. Nobody can disturb you. Entire surrounding and view from your resort is breathtaking. You can just let yourself relax in the serene environment. You are so close to nature that you would never feel like getting away. The freshness of air, the openness, the flora fauna just makes you fresh..in the monsoons it is the place to be.
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