Our Cooking Camp starts with our 8-Hour Core Cooking Program that covers the basics of food safety and preparation. Camps typically run 4 days in a row for 3 hours each day.
Day 1: Healthy Snacking
We will cover all kinds of foundational information such as kitchen preparedness, kitchen safety, proper food handling, hygiene, cross-contamination, measuring, and proper food storage. We will also make some quick, healthy snacks to take home.
Day 2: Healthy Breakfasts
We'll dive right in and make some amazing breakfast dishes and summer sweet smoothies using fresh from the field produce. Your kids won't believe how good mother nature can taste. The importance of fueling your body for the day will also be covered.
Day 3: Healthy Lunches
Homemade lunches can be boring and school cafeteria lunches can be costly and unhealthy. Well not anymore. We'll create some fun and exciting lunches that are easy to make and packed with important nutrients for "kids on the grow". We'll also talk about MyPlate nutrition and how to get everything the body needs through proper food choices.
Day 4: Healthy Substitutions of our Favorite Foods
Burgers, pizza, chicken fingers, mac and cheese...our kids have their favorites and they will learn how to substitute and rework some of their favorite recipes to create the healthiest versions on the planet while still tasting GREAT! We'll also focus on healthy substitutions, food labels, and daily nutritional requirements.
Activity sheets, recipes, helpful tips, and individual workstations for hands-on activity are included in the course. Each class also starts with 30 minutes of nutritional education and activities.
Students receive a workbook/recipe cookbook and a Certificate of Completion.