Travelers Can Nourish Both Body and Soul with New Culinary Wellness Escapes At Bermuda's Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

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Culinary and wellness weekend retreat teaches guests more about healthy cooking options to refresh and nourish their bodies.

With Chef Laurie's professional insight, our guests can take a little time away from their busy lives and celebrate the joy of living healthy and eating well

Bermuda's premiere wellness resort, Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, offers travelers the opportunity to nourish both their body and their soul with its new interactive Culinary Wellness Weekend Retreat. Guests will not only boost their confidence in the kitchen but also learn more about healthy cooking options to help refresh and energize the body. As part of the all-encompassing wellness weekend, travelers will also enjoy opportunities to relax and revitalize the mind and spirit too, with yoga, Pilates and special treatments at the resort's award-winning spa.

Held November 5-8, 2009, the culinary workshop is the newest addition to this AAA Four-Diamond resorts' longstanding series of wellness retreats, designed for travelers seeking enriching and rejuvenating travel experiences. The hands-on program is a perfect way for travelers of all kinds - including budding home chefs, newlyweds, mothers and daughters, and girlfriends - to enjoy a relaxing Bermuda retreat, while gaining culinary expertise and knowledge about quick and nutritional solutions for everyday dining.

The Culinary Wellness Weekend Retreat package is available as an add-on to accommodations at $229 per person and includes cooking classes with Chef Laurie, wine tasting, welcome reception, 50-minute massage, 20 percent off on all additional spa treatments and special exercise classes, such as Pilates and yoga. A minimum three-night stay is required. Nightly rates start at $385 and include daily breakfast. As a part of the package, additional nights can be booked at 50 percent off the standard room rate.

Guests can also enjoy a range of exceptional dining experiences such as luxurious champagne picnic lunches, candlelight dinner on a secluded beach, and fine dining at the Tamarisk Restaurant, rated by Food & Wine Magazine as one of Bermuda's best restaurants.

Cambridge Beaches culinary weekend away will be hosted by Chef Laurie Erickson, leading health and wellness consultant and author of the recently released CHEF by STEP® cookbook. Chef Laurie will share her expertise in preparing simple and nutritious meals, creating a healthier lifestyle and improving overall wellness. The culinary class offers everyone, from beginning cooks to culinary aficionados, a realistic approach to cooking easy, complete and delicious meals that are good for you - covering everything from shopping smarter to chopping faster.

As a health and wellness consultant to resorts and corporations across the globe, Chef Laurie provides professional culinary education with classes on nutrition and lifestyle, personalized menu design and food shopping consultations. Chef Laurie has served on the culinary teams of famed resorts and spas and has been a mentor and instructor to culinary students attending the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson and Wales University, and the New England Culinary Academy. Her professional insights and recipes have appeared in national publications, including Family Circle, Best Life magazine, Men's Health and The Wall Street Journal.

"With Chef Laurie's professional insight, our guests can take a little time away from their busy lives and celebrate the joy of living healthy and eating well," says Michael Winfield, Cambridge Beaches' President. "We hope our participants will learn easy recipes, acquire unique cooking skills and embrace new lifestyle habits, all while relaxing at our tranquil, intimate resort."

When guests aren't busy cultivating culinary skills, they can explore this beautiful and intimate Bermuda resort, rich in opportunities to focus on personal wellness and pampering. Set on a lush 30-acre peninsula on the west coast of Bermuda, Cambridge Beaches provides a setting for guests to revitalize both mind and body, while enjoying the resort's many offerings, including four private beaches; lush gardens and nature preserve; award-winning European-style spa; top-rated Tamarisk Restaurant; Afternoon Tea in the historic main house; on-site bicycle, moped and kayak rentals; croquet lawn; tennis courts; and much more.

Bermuda is accessible via direct flights from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and other cities.

For more information or to book your culinary vacation, call 1-800-468-7300 or visit

Media Contacts:
Jeanette Chin, Ypartnership Public Relations, 917-538-3266,
Sharlet Brennan, Ypartnership Public Relations, 407-838-1707

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