This October, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will launch Entertain U(niversity), a series of educational consumer classes, workshops and experiences led by in-house global event planners, and food and beverage teams at the properties’ event spaces.
The brand-wide program will run through December 31 and are designed to demonstrate experiences that guests can replicate in their own homes, while also highlighting the range of customizable event offerings and venues available at Four Seasons.
Barista Boot Camp at Four Seasons Resort Orlando: Designed for coffee lovers to teach necessary skills for making a signature cup of coffee rich in flavor and with an artful presentation. Allison Burkard, manager of Lickety Split, the resort’s café, will teach guests how to make cold-brew coffee, as well as single drip coffee.
Barrel-Aged Cocktail Making at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto: Participants will learn about crafting cocktails and assist in creating a soon-to-be-released Quattro Barrel Aged Cocktail. Attendees will also be invited to the release party of the cocktail that they helped create.
Steak & Ale at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire: Guests will learn about and enjoy prime steak cuts, including organic Cote de boeuf from local farms, combined with the property’s own craft beer, 1086. Participants will participate in an interactive craft ale tasting session with the Andwell Brewing Company, a local family-run microbrewery, where they will learn about the creation of 1086 to celebrate the hotel’s 10th anniversary.
Afternoon Tea Etiquette for Youngsters at Four Seasons Macao: Young guests will experience high tea service, from three tiers of savories, scones, and desserts, along with a cup of hot chocolate or milk as a tea substitute. Children will also learn about proper high tea etiquette.
Tips and Tricks from Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay: Participants will learn how to cook several of Wolfgang Puck’s most beloved dishes from his restaurants at the hotel. The class will be guided by his chefs in the dining room of Cut by Wolfgang Puck restaurant.
Jimbaran Bay Cooking Academy at Four Seasons Bali: Participants will learn about techniques and ingredients of Indonesian cuisine, featuring recipes from old family traditions in different Indonesian regions. Guests will visit the Jimbaran Fish Market to see how locals shop for seafood, and pick indigenous ingredients from the academy’s herb and spice garden.