Eat and Cook Your Way Through NYC…
Do you have a food obsession that goes beyond cooking? Participants enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the inner workings of Delish, NYC restaurants, food companies, food trucks, the world of food blogs, and so much more. Designed and developed by Delish in conjunction with 360° Student Travel, the Food Experience provides exclusive access to the Delish editorial team and delivers hands-on cooking classes of Delish-inspired recipes. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet many local chefs and food industry entrepreneurs. This experience is for teens that love everything food—from cooking and tasting it to writing about and photographing it. Come for the food, stay for the fun.
Experience a Delish food photo or video shoot in action
Learn how recipes are created and tested in the Delish Food Kitchen
Experience New York City: Broadway show, Times Square and Top of the Rock
Prepare delicious recipes during five hands-on cooking classes
Explore SoHo, Greenwich Village, Meatpacking District and Central Park
You have the choice of flying to New York within our designated arrival times to be greeted by our staff and enjoy complimentary transfer to our Manhattan hotel; or you may be dropped off directly at our hotel and meet your staff there. For those requiring it, we are happy to assist you with arranging flights to and from New York.
For your return home from New York, for flights in designated times, we provide airport transfer and our leaders help you to check-in and remain in the airport until flights have departed. If you prefer, you may arrange to be picked up at the hotel the final morning.
“When you hang with Delish, you don’t have to know how to cook—you just have to love to eat.” – Joanna Saltz, site director, Delish
Delish is designed for and celebrates the lifestyle surrounding food. Delish covers food as it’s buzzed about in the moment—from recipes, menu ideas and how-to’s to the latest food-related trends, party planning and holiday entertaining. Delish is the go-to site for all things food with original content straight out of the Delish Test Kitchen, as well as recipes curated from numerous Hearst publications, instructional videos, and personal cooking stories.
Delish is headquartered at The Hearst Tower which is also home to Café 57, Hearst Digital Studios, and the Joseph Urban Theater. The Tower will also serve as the hub for many activities alongside famous restaurants, industry offices, and a cooking school.
Get to know the Delish team and how they keep Delish fresh and current. Gain a greater understanding of the inner-workings of the Delish website from story ideas, to shoot schedule, to keeping up with food trends, to recipe and menu development.
Did you know Delish creates 30 videos a week? Learn what it takes to produce entertaining content: developing a concept, selecting a recipe, and arranging the set. Get a glimpse into the world of video design and exclusive access to the Delish Kitchen.
Whether you’re creating gourmet entrees or delicious desserts, five cooking classes will bring you to the next level. Their expert chef will help you develop technical skills in the kitchen in this hands-on culinary experience where each class focuses on a different Delish–inspired recipe. You even get to take away a book full of mouth-watering recipes you helped prepare!
Due to the varying nature and production deadlines of the industry, all program highlights are subject to change.
A Broadway show
Enjoy the magic of Broadway—there’s nothing quite like seeing a show on its home stage!
Take a stroll through Central Park, the most visited city park in the United States as well as one of the most filmed locations in the world.
Top of the Rock
See the most breathtaking view of New York City from an observation deck 70 floors high! At the top of Rockefeller Center are three observation decks with unbelievable 360-degree views. Experience a glass-ceiling sky shuttle lift you 850’ into the heavens overlooking all of the city’s attractions and the beautiful skyline.
Harbor Boat Ride aboard the BEAST
Experience a thrilling speedboat ride that zooms within 100’ of the Statue of Liberty at speeds up to 45 mph.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Visit the beautifully designed museum and monument made to commemorate the past as well as inspire hope for the future. The site of Ground Zero draws millions of people and is a must-see to pay tribute when traveling to New York.
Smorgasburg & Brooklyn Flea Market
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Brooklyn, Smorgasburg has been called “The Woodstock of Eating” by The New York Times. Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea feature foods, beverages, and treats from over 100 vendors from New York City and across the region.
The Ride: an interactive touring experience
See the Empire State Building, Carnegie Hall, the Chrysler Building and other famous landmarks on your interactive, comedic touring experience where the streets of New York City literally come alive with hip hop performers, freestyle rappers and ballet dancers.
Take the iconic walk across this famous landmark while admiring incredible views of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor. The bridge was the first steel-wire suspension bridge and was the longest suspension bridge in the world when it was built.
The Gallivant Times Square is your ideal basecamp for your Delish Experience – located on 48th and Broadway, it is just steps away from top Manhattan dining, entertainment and exploration. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi and a fitness center.Visit Website
At Westcoast Connection / 360° Student Travel nothing else comes first. From our extensive trip planning department through our management team and our front line leaders, it is our single biggest priority! Safety procedures, equipment – we’ve got it covered. All Trip Leaders and Directors are certified in First Aid and CPR. We are extremely proud of our safety record and welcome all questions you may have in this area. Please see more under Safety First.
8:00 AM – Wake up
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Breakfast
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Culinary highlight
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Culinary highlight
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Explore a New York City neighborhood
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Dinner
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Evening activity
11:45 PM – Curfew
Summer after summer we love nothing more than the feedback from parents sharing with us that their child has matured, has become more confident and outgoing, is more poised, more responsible and more worldly having had not just the summer of a lifetime, but a life changing experience as well. It’s amazing how much growth can occur when you are traveling and sharing the experience with incredible people in a warm and welcoming environment.
When you join our Delish Food Experience in New York City, your perception of the food industry will change as you gain incredible insight through your exclusive access to Delish editors and industry leaders. Imagine seeing first hand all you’ve learned about or have watched on your favorite cooking shows. Whether you are in a trendy NYC restaurant or in the Hearst Tower, this culinary summer program will give you a greater understanding of the culinary world and careers that will be available to you in the future.
Living, experiencing, and learning together, you will be afforded the chance to interact with other teens who share similar interests and both similar and different backgrounds. Everybody grows in their social acceptance of others. By the end of the Delish Food Experience we hope to have lit a spark – to travel, to learn more about the food industry, to meet new people, and to explore. With new friendships, new memories and new life skills on which to build, your Delish Food Experience will be truly unforgettable.
The food in NYC is awesome and best of all there is something for every taste. Whether you prefer a New York pretzel and hot dog from a street cart; tacos or shawarma from a food truck or sushi, gourmet burgers or classic New York deli you will find it!
A big part of your Delish summer program's success depends on how well you eat. We are proud of the fact that year after year we are complimented for our quality, quantity and choice of food! Enjoy a delicious breakfast with a healthy variety of hot and cold choices. For lunch, you enjoy the choice of eating in smaller groups and choosing from local cafes, small restaurants and New York’s famous food halls. For dinners, either the whole group goes to the same restaurant or we divide into smaller groups with staff to sample a variety of different cuisines throughout the city. Food options are varied and plentiful.
We have satisfied the choosiest of eaters and gladly accommodate most special dietary requests including vegetarian, anaphylactic food allergies, lactose intolerance, celiac disease and kosher style. We welcome discussing your individual requirements with you and have extensive personal experience in this area.
Our central location makes it easy to walk to many of our New York City activities. Where needed, students accompanied by our staff use public transit.
While you’re out having the summer of your life, your parents should feel like they are in on the action as well. We post updates to our blog and Facebook page and e-mail photos approximately once a week so those at home can be in on the fun. Parents also have access to our dedicated office Trip Monitors 24/7 for any questions and/or concerns. We’re as in touch as any trip operator could possibly be via smartphones with e-mail and text. The goal is uncompromising safety and peace of mind, day after day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Participants may bring their personal cell phones.
In last summer’s surveys, 99% of responding teens and parents said they would recommend us to others. We must be doing something right!