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Top Chef Junior Summer Camp
Let us whisk your kid away for an exciting culinary learning experience while school’s out this Summer. These hands-on, 4-day camps will get your kids in the kitchen and learning real cooking techniques — and having a blast! All camps are for ages 7 -13, and the $250 cost covers the cost for the entire 4-day camp. Camp hours are Monday-Thursday from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
Dates for each individual session:
July 30 - August 2
In Whisk’s Top Chef Junior Summer Camp, our young chefs will learn basic kitchen and knife skills, proper safety and sanitation, team work, and healthy dietary practices.
Each day we will introduce a different global cuisine with the menus incorporating classic cooking techniques; sautéing, roasting, steaming, grilling, and baking. And our young chefs will be working in small teams to develop their team cooking skills.
We will teach them how to read and organize recipe procedures, preparing "mis en place" (everything in its place - measuring & chopping ingredients before they begin cooking). At the end of the 4-day camp, our young chefs will have developed skills to cook a meal for everyone at home!
On the first day, each camper will be given the week’s recipes packets, so that they can become familiar with what they will be cooking throughout the week. Each day of the camp, they will prepare a complete meal including dessert from a different region of the world. On the last day, there will be a competition allowing them to creatively demonstrate their new cooking skills!
Day One: Chinese Take-Out! (day 1 includes instruction on Kitchen Basics and Knife Skills)
- Steamed Pork Dumplings with a Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce
- Vegetarian Stir Fry
- Kung Pao Chicken
- Chinese Almond Cookies
Day Two: Viva Mexico!
- Steak Fajitas
- Salsa Verde
- Fiesta Rice
- Spiced Mexican Chocolate S’mores Empanada
Day Three: Bravo Italia!
- Basic Pasta Dough
- Turkey Meatballs with a Fresh Marinara Sauce
- Cheese and Herb Ravioli with Cream sauce
- Garlic Flatbread
- Seasonal Fruit Gelato
Day Four: Made in the USA!
- Southern Baked Buttermilk Chicken Tenders with a Louisiana Honey BBQ Sauce
- Create your own Mac and cheese "competition" (after teaching them the basic sauce they will be given mystery ingredients to create their own dish)
- Filled Cupcake with Very Berry Mousse & Buttercream Icing