One of the best parts about our program is all of the fun we have when we aren’t in the kitchen. For our residential students, this mean exploring the Austin community and surrounding area.
Most of our nights are chosen organically and are student-driven. So whatever is cool, whatever is happening, whatever the students want… if its awesome (and reasonable and safe) then we are THERE! Movies or live bands in the park, festivals, food fairs, street tacos, food trucks… the river… live music…
Food Trucks. The Food Truck revolution lives in Austin! Maybe because the trucks go to very cool spots where lots of people are up to amazing things…. and talking to the operators, seeing what they make, swapping tips and recipes…. this is a required trip during the day for our Texas cooking camp! We also do an exercise in the kitchen where we invent our own food truck concept so this counts as market research!
Barton Springs. Austin is in Hill Country Texas. A really great physical landscape with lots of water features, lakes and rivers and there’s great places to swim and float and get away from it all you feel us? We are going to visit Barton Springs pools too its just a fantastic place!
Congress Bridge Bats:Austin is home to the largest bat colony in North America, and a fun (and distant!) activity is to go to the bridge at dusk and see the 1.5 million bats fly out and away! It’s a pretty amazing sight, and one you’re sure not to experience anywhere else!
Climb Mount Bonnell: Mount Bonnell is the highest point in Austin at an astounding 775 feet above sea level! It’s a popular destination for both tourists and locals to view the city of Austin, Lake Austin, and the surrounding hills. A great little hike for those who like to explore nature.