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“Every time you eat is a chance to nourish your body.”

We truly love to inspire our campers to create in the kitchen, enjoying healthy cooking and learning the difference between generic, local and organic foods. We empower our youth to become conscious consumers.

Each week campers will harvest from local farms or visit green farm stands and work side-by-side with local chefs. Campers will be exposed to the chefs' culinary creativity & prepare here on the farm, in our country kitchen. They will choose from our organic ingredients, creating a farm-to-table inspired, nutritious, delicious dish!

 


Beautiful Food by Stacie Pierce:
Stacie Pierce, owner of Beautiful Food, specializes in catering and in-home private chef services. After working at Union Square Cafe, Gotham Bar & Grill, Monkey Bar and other top rated NYC restaurants Stacie started her own catering service in the Hamptons. Her work has been featured in Gourmet, Martha Stewart, Food & Wine and New York Magazines, to name a few. She brings creativity, professionalism and a true passion for the culinary arts to every meal she prepares. Stacie's love of the kitchen began at a young age, leading to her becoming the youngest graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She loves sharing her culinary creativity with students so they can grow their love of cooking. This summer, The Art Farm campers have the chance to work side-by-side with Stacie, gaining inspiration from our own organic gardens as well as visiting her favorite handpicked farm stand for certain ingredients, preparing delicious, farm-to-table recipes.

 

Chef Christina Cassel, M.A.T., B.S., CPC:
Christina Cassel specializes in farm to table concept menu and allergy friendly cooking and baking, including gluten free, dairy free, nut free and vegan. Having grown up on the East End in a farming family, she has a passion for creating flavorful, healthy dishes from the freshest, locally grown ingredients and is eager to pass her 10+ years of knowledge on to students. With family ties to our very own Mecox Bay we will visit with her to pick up fresh organic ingredients to create a local, fresh, dish. She has a B.S. in Food Service Management and Master of Arts in Teaching from Johnson & Wales and is a six year James Beard Foundation scholarship winner, she is also a Member of Slow Food East End. Her well respected standing in the culinary community along with her passion for teaching has offered her instructor positions at East Providence Career & Technical Center, as an in home private instructor, and at The Art Farm.


 



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