The Amelia Island

Culinary Academy​​

  • Cooking Classes 
    Culinary Tasting Tours

Ten-year-old Amelia, whose thoughts move so quickly she can barely keep up with them, can’t believe her family is moving into a resort hotel on an island in Florida. Even more surprising, the island’s name is Amelia, which makes Amelia the girl, not the island, feel like an explorer or a princess or someone much more important and dramatic than the ordinary middle child in a family of seven children.


Actually, there’s nothing ordinary about Amelia’s family. Seven children make life chaotic, even for Amelia who should be used to her snotty older twin sisters and her squabbling little brothers. On top of all that, her father’s job as a professional chef takes them to Amelia Island, where her mother tries to keep the children well-mannered, well-dressed and out of mischief in the fancy hotel until their house can be built. Sometimes, even Amelia can’t think fast enough to stay out of trouble.

Stories inspired by Amelia Island

Children's Parties & Books



Cooking Party Includes:

  • Baking or Cooking From Scratch
  • Party Guests are taught culinary skills and techniques by Professional Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy 
  • Select from a variety of options including:  Pasta-making, Meatballs, Sushi, Baking and Ultimate Milkshakes
  • Copies of all recipes

$45/guest - 10 guest limit

​Amelia

on Her Island

Children's Books

Have a Cooking Party for your Princess or Pirate!

Ruby & Ray enjoy their days in Storybookland before the Navy moves their family somewhere new. But where are they moving? Maybe the Moon? The Zoo? An Igloo? Ray's imagination helps him choose the best place of all to move. This chapter-book captures the adventurous, fun aspects of moving and is the perfect book for military families.

Chapter Books

In Storybookland, Adelaide Persephone climbs out windows and climbs up trees with MonkeyBoy. She makes sandcastles with Pirate and has water balloon fights with a Mermaid. Best of all, Princess Isabella is always there to come to her rescue!

Picture Books & Coloring Books