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Cooking Camps & Booking

Create-a-Cook Camp Class Descriptions 2020

Let's Get Cooking!

Our hands-on, fun, cooking programs are for Junior Chefs of all skill levels.  Learn new cooking and baking skills, explore flavors from around the world, and create new friendships!

 

Students will learn to follow both simple and complex recipes while working as a team. Our weekly themes are designed to build confidence and each Junior Chefs’ personal culinary artistry. 

 

Time each day is spent divided between Baking and Pastry and the Culinary Arts Instruction to encourage our Junior Chefs the opportunity to explore all aspects of the Culinary field.

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Central Montco Technical High School 
(CMTHS)
Summer 2024 (7 weeks)

CMTHS

BEST SUITED FOR CAMPERS: 8 to 15 years old
CLASS LOCATION: 821 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
CLASS DURATION: 9:00am - 4:00pm | Monday - Thursday
CLASS REGISTRATION FEE: $367 per Week | Please bring a lunch

(Week 2 - $276 - Closed July 4th)

Please call or reach out prior to purchasing by clicking here for Special Discounts, including:
Multiple Week Discounts Available
*Classes must be purchased in the same transaction for discount to apply*
Sibling/Best Buddy Discount
*Only valid if junior chefs attend the same week*

Discounts cannot be combined

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2-Week Advanced Course at CMTHS
$650
6/24 - 6/27
7/1-7/3

Advanced Course 2024

This course is specifically for Junior Chefs aged 14-17.
Students must have previously attended a
Create-a-Cook camp.

Welcome to our Advanced Junior Chef Program, a two-week intensive course designed to elevate your culinary expertise. Whether you're aiming for a culinary career or looking to impress friends and family, this immersive program is tailored for you. Under seasoned instructors, delve into advanced cooking techniques, menu planning, and presentation artistry. From mastering sauces to working with diverse ingredients, gain invaluable skills through hands-on practice. Cultivate a profound understanding of the culinary craft, creating visually striking and flavorful dishes. By the course's end, possess the confidence to tackle demanding recipes with finesse. Elevate your skills and fuel your passion for cooking in our Advanced Junior Chef Program.

Week 1: 6/24 - 6/27

Embark on a culinary journey with our Summer Flavors class, perfect for aspiring chefs and culinary enthusiasts. From crisp salads to indulgent desserts, master a diverse array of recipes embodying the quintessential tastes of the season. Beyond the kitchen, dive into the stories and traditions behind summer delicacies, fostering teamwork. Join us for a Summer Flavors adventure, honing culinary skills, creating memories, and relishing the essence of summer.

Summer Flavors

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with fresh Corn on the Cob
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Week 2: 7/1 - 7/3
(Closed 7/4)

State-to-Plate

Join our State-to-Plate culinary journey for budding chefs! Young enthusiasts explore flavors defining American cuisine, mastering techniques from Southern fried chicken to Boston cream pie. Discover cultural narratives behind classics like buttermilk biscuits and chili con carne. Through interactive activities, our youthful cooks weave a flavorful mosaic, fostering a passion for cooking and respect for America's culinary heritage. Get ready for an unforgettable State-to-Plate Junior Culinary Adventure, brimming with creativity, laughter, and delicious discoveries!

Week 3: 7/8 - 7/11

Welcome to our Italian Cuisine class! Embark on a tantalizing journey through Italy's diverse culinary landscape, with a focus on the robust flavors of the northern regions. Immerse yourself in crafting classics like pizza and pasta, and refine skills with sophisticated dishes like risotto and polenta. Uncover the significance of using fresh, premium ingredients and inquire into the rich historical and cultural contexts of each dish. Through collaboration and effective communication, participants will enhance culinary abilities and build enduring connections. Join us for an Italian escapade, unraveling the flavors and traditions of this enchanting country. Buon Appetito!

Northern Italy

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Week 4: 7/15 - 7/18

Tapas and Traditions

Get ready for a taste bud adventure in our "Tapas Time" cooking camp for junior chefs! Dive into Spanish tapas, crafting bites like mini patatas bravas and playful spanish chicken skewers. Beyond mixing and stirring, explore exciting stories and traditions behind each tapa, turning recipes into a culinary journey. From tapas boards to cute pintxos (pinchos), our immersive experience promises a week of tasty creations, laughter, and Spanish flair. Join our Tapas Time Junior Culinary Fiesta, where kids become little chefs, learning, laughing, and celebrating the joy of cooking in the vibrant world of Spanish flavors! ¡Olé, junior chefs!

Week 5: 7/22 - 7/25

Welcome to Brunch Classics, where breakfast favorites transform into delightful creations for any occasion. Junior chefs uncover secrets, crafting frittatas, quiche, and mastering pancakes. Elevate your brunch with homemade cinnamon buns—an irresistible addition. Explore a delectable strata for personalization. Young chefs refine techniques, discovering the harmonious interplay of flavors for a memorable brunch. Join us for a Brunch Classics Culinary Adventure, elevating the art of brunch deliciously and inventively!

Brunch Classics

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Week 6: 7/29 - 8/1

Southern Italy

Step into our Southern Italy Cuisine class, where we explore bold tastes through fragrant herbs and spices. Dive into secrets that make Italian food globally adored. Master iconic dishes like caponata, puttanesca, and parmigiana di melanzane using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Our hands-on class emphasizes teamwork and culinary skills, fostering appreciation for Italy's rich culinary heritage. Join us on a journey through Southern Italy, indulging in the irresistible charm of Italian culinary treasures together!

Week 7: 8/5 - 8/8

Embark on a sustainable culinary journey in our Field to Fork Week! Dive into vibrant flavors with ingredients like couscous, quinoa, and a rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables. We're all about fresh, whole foods, exploring new tastes, and embracing a healthy, balanced diet. Beyond the kitchen, join us in fostering a love for the environment and discovering the role of food in our lives. Let's savor eco-friendly meals and the joy of mindful eating together!

Fields to Fork

Brunch Classics

Haverford College
Summer 2024 (6 weeks)

Haverford

BEST SUITED FOR CAMPERS: 8 to 15 years old
CLASS LOCATION: 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
CLASS DURATION: 9:00am - 4:00pm | Monday - Friday

Closed Week of July 4th 
CLASS REGISTRATION FEE: $458 per Week with lunch provided
College-Catered Lunch: Monday-Friday

(required by College & included in registration)

Please call or reach out prior to purchasing by clicking here for Special Discounts, including:
Multiple Week Discounts Available
*Classes must be purchased in the same transaction for discount to apply*
Sibling/Best Buddy Discount
*Only valid if junior chefs attend the same week*

Discounts cannot be combined

Week 1: 6/24 - 6/28

Summer Flavors

Embark on a culinary journey with our Summer Flavors class, perfect for aspiring chefs and culinary enthusiasts. From crisp salads to indulgent desserts, master a diverse array of recipes embodying the quintessential tastes of the season. Beyond the kitchen, dive into the stories and traditions behind summer delicacies, fostering teamwork. Join us for a Summer Flavors adventure, honing culinary skills, creating memories, and relishing the essence of summer.

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Week 2:  7/8 - 7/12

Northern Italy

Welcome to our Italian Cuisine class! Embark on a tantalizing journey through Italy's diverse culinary landscape, with a focus on the robust flavors of the northern regions. Immerse yourself in crafting classics like pizza and pasta, and refine skills with sophisticated dishes like risotto and polenta. Uncover the significance of using fresh, premium ingredients and inquire into the rich historical and cultural contexts of each dish. Through collaboration and effective communication, participants will enhance culinary abilities and build enduring connections. Join us for an Italian escapade, unraveling the flavors and traditions of this enchanting country. Buon Appetito!

Week 3:  7/15 - 7/19

Tapas and Traditions

Get ready for a taste bud adventure in our "Tapas Time" cooking camp for junior chefs! Dive into Spanish tapas, crafting bites like mini patatas bravas and playful spanish chicken skewers. Beyond mixing and stirring, explore exciting stories and traditions behind each tapa, turning recipes into a culinary journey. From tapas boards to cute pintxos (pinchos), our immersive experience promises a week of tasty creations, laughter, and Spanish flair. Join our Tapas Time Junior Culinary Fiesta, where kids become little chefs, learning, laughing, and celebrating the joy of cooking in the vibrant world of Spanish flavors! ¡Olé, junior chefs!

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quiche and garden salad

Week 4: 7/22 - 7/26

Brunch Classics

Welcome to Brunch Classics, where breakfast favorites transform into delightful creations for any occasion. Junior chefs uncover secrets, crafting frittatas, quiche, and mastering pancakes. Elevate your brunch with homemade cinnamon buns—an irresistible addition. Explore a delectable strata for personalization. Young chefs refine techniques, discovering the harmonious interplay of flavors for a memorable brunch. Join us for a Brunch Classics Culinary Adventure, elevating the art of brunch deliciously and inventively!

Week 5: 7/29 - 8/2

Southern Italy

Step into our Southern Italy Cuisine class, where we explore bold tastes through fragrant herbs and spices. Dive into secrets that make Italian food globally adored. Master iconic dishes like caponata, puttanesca, and parmigiana di melanzane using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Our hands-on class emphasizes teamwork and culinary skills, fostering appreciation for Italy's rich culinary heritage. Join us on a journey through Southern Italy, indulging in the irresistible charm of Italian culinary treasures together!

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spinach eggs benedict

Week 6: 8/5 - 8/9

Fields to Fork

Embark on a sustainable culinary journey in our Field to Fork Week! Dive into vibrant flavors with ingredients like couscous, quinoa, and a rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables. We're all about fresh, whole foods, exploring new tastes, and embracing a healthy, balanced diet. Beyond the kitchen, join us in fostering a love for the environment and discovering the role of food in our lives. Let's savor eco-friendly meals and the joy of mindful eating together!

Single Day Openings

Don't miss out on the chance to learn new cooking skills!

We occasionally have single-day openings in our classes due to cancellations, and we offer these spots to interested students on a first-come, first-served basis.

To be notified of these last-minute class openings, please let us know of your interest using the link below. We'll announce the available classes one week prior to the start date. Our staff will then reach out to you to confirm your spot.

Please note that these openings will only be available at our Haverford College and the Central Montco Technical High School locations and are $105 for the day. Payment is required upon arrival by cash or check. There are no refunds for no-shows, please make sure to mark your calendar and attend the class if you secure a spot!

Souderton
Summer 2024 (5 weeks)

Souderton

BEST SUITED FOR CAMPERS: 2nd to 6th Grade (8 to 15 years old)
CLASS LOCATION: 625 Lower Road, Souderton, PA 18964
CLASS DURATION: 9:00am - 12:00pm | Monday - Friday
CLASS REGISTRATION FEE: $190 per Week
Souderton's Registration will open March 4, 2024

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Week 1:  7/8 - 7/12

Northern Italy

Welcome to our Italian Cuisine class! Embark on a tantalizing journey through Italy's diverse culinary landscape, with a focus on the robust flavors of the northern regions. Immerse yourself in crafting classics like pizza and pasta, and refine skills with sophisticated dishes like risotto and polenta. Uncover the significance of using fresh, premium ingredients and inquire into the rich historical and cultural contexts of each dish. Through collaboration and effective communication, participants will enhance culinary abilities and build enduring connections. Join us for an Italian escapade, unraveling the flavors and traditions of this enchanting country. Buon Appetito!

Week 2: 7/15 - 7/19

A Taste of Mexico

Embark on a Mexican culinary journey! Craft mouthwatering empanadas, vibrant salsas, and perfect guacamole. Immerse yourself in quesadillas, tres leches cake, and the unique flavors of traditional Mexican dishes. This immersive experience transcends cooking, exploring beloved cuisine from scratch. Join us for a week of sizzling flavors, fun-filled cooking, and an authentic taste of Mexico!

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Week 3: 7/22 - 7/26

Breakfast for Dinner

Welcome to Breakfast for Dinner, where breakfast favorites transform into delightful creations for any occasion. Junior chefs uncover secrets, crafting frittatas, quiche, and mastering pancakes. Elevate your breakfast with homemade cinnamon buns—an irresistible addition. Explore a delectable strata for personalization. Young chefs refine techniques, discovering the harmonious interplay of flavors for a memorable brunch. Join us for a culinary adventure celebrating creativity and flavor!

Week 4: 7/29 - 8/2

Southern Italy

Step into our Southern Italy Cuisine class, where we explore bold tastes through fragrant herbs and spices. Dive into secrets that make Italian food globally adored. Master iconic dishes like caponata, puttanesca, and parmigiana di melanzane using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Our hands-on class emphasizes teamwork and culinary skills, fostering appreciation for Italy's rich culinary heritage. Join us on a journey through Southern Italy, indulging in the irresistible charm of Italian culinary treasures together!

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quiche and garden salad

Week 5: 8/5 - 8/9

Farm  to Table

Embark on a sustainable culinary journey in our Farm to Table Week! Dive into vibrant flavors with ingredients like couscous, quinoa, and a rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables. We're all about fresh, whole foods, exploring new tastes, and embracing a healthy, balanced diet. Beyond the kitchen, join us in fostering a love for the environment and discovering the role of food in our lives. Let's savor eco-friendly meals and the joy of mindful eating together!

Conshohocken
Summer 2024 (1 week)

BEST SUITED FOR CAMPERS: 8 to 12 years old
CLASS LOCATION: Mary Wood Park House,
Conshohocken Community Center -
120 E Fifth Avenue, Conshohocken, PA 19428

CLASS DURATION: 9:00am - 12:00pm | Monday - Friday
CLASS REGISTRATION FEE
: $190 - Residents | $195 - Non-Residents
Conshohocken's Registration opened February 7, 2024

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1 Week Only: 6/17 - 6/21

Culinary Adventures

Embark on a culinary journey like no other with our one-week Culinary Adventures course. Discover the art of cooking and baking as you master fundamental techniques that lay the groundwork for culinary excellence. From perfecting knife skills to delving into the science of baking and pastry, students will gain hands-on experience in sautéing, searing, and a variety of cooking methods.

 

This immersive experience extends beyond the kitchen, teaching essential organizational skills, flavor balancing, and the art of plating. Unleash your inner chef as you explore the diverse world of culinary arts, setting the stage for a lifetime of delicious creations and culinary mastery. Join us for a transformative week where your passion for the culinary arts takes center stage!

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