2019 Summer Camp Session Schedule

 
June 24 – JuNe 28

Around the World (Ages 8+)

$550.00 

Course Description

Back by popular demand, our new and improved 2019 Around the World is sure to tingle those taste buds! Around the World is an exciting, mouth-watering week that takes our campers on a 5-day adventure, visiting some of the most iconic food cultures in the world. Each day we visit a different country and prepare 4+ recipes honouring that food culture. Whether your child is interested in learning foundational cooking skills, eager to have fun, learn about different cultures or are just here to eat, Around the World is their destination.

In this program, we teach our campers proper knife skills, conventional cooking methods, some baking and pastry skills, and foundational cooking techniques. Through the preparation of 20+ traditional recipes from 5 different countries, there’s no doubt their inner chef will take flight. In addition to the cooking skills learned during this week, campers will work with a large variety of ingredients and leave us with the knowledge, experience and confidence to independently execute recipes at home. Join us for our most adventurous and palate-enticing week!

Buckle up for our 2019 itinerary:

Monday – Thailand

Tuesday – India

Wednesday – Middle east

Thursday – France

Friday – Tuscany

 

Here at Rooks to Cooks, we believe food is meant to be shared! At the end of each day your chef-in-the-making will bring home portions of their daily creations to share with you and your family.

 
July 2 – July 5

Budding Bakers Jr. (Ages 6-11)

Vegetarian

$440.00 

Course Description

Budding Bakers JR. is a fun and intensive full-day baking camp for those pastry chefs-to-be who show a particular interest and passion for the pastry arts.

This week is inspired by all areas of the pastry arts. This includes savoury baking, bread making, cake baking & decorating, pastry preparation, custards and even candy work! Through exploring these themes and working through 15+ recipes over the course of the week, our campers will learn the theory, as well as, the practical training needed to execute these temperamental tastes.

Although the suggested age for this course is 6-11, the curriculum is well-suited for campers up to age 14. If your teen is a beginner in the pastry arts, then Budding Bakers JR. would make a great prerequisite for our Perfecting Pastries session.

Here at Rooks to Cooks, we believe food is meant to be shared. As such, each day your pastry-chef-in-the-making will bring home portions of their daily creations to share with you and your family, ensuring this week is a treat for all!

We hope your child can join us for the sweetest week we offer!

Due to the nature of this program, lunch will not be included. Please be sure to send your child with daily lunches and snacks to keep them energized throughout the day.

 
July 8 – July 12

 Sweet and Savoury Jr. (Ages 6-11)

Vegetarian, limited dairy and egg

$550.00 

Course Description

Is your chef-in-the-making passionate about both the culinary AND pastry arts? They just can’t choose a side, nor want to choose a side? Well have no fear, Sweet & Savoury is here! Perfected and ready for service, Sweet & Savoury 2019 is going to take you by storm! In Sweet & Savoury JR., your multi-talented chef-to-be will learn both cooking and pastry theory and gain experience in both fields. In the mornings, we will prepare 2-3 savoury recipes, focusing on savoury cooking techniques and foundational culinary theory. While in the afternoons, we will change gears and strictly focus on pastry preparation, satisfying their sweet tooth. Sweet & Savoury is the best of both worlds.

 

The recipes prepared in our JR. program are carefully selected and well-suited for aspiring chefs ages 6-11. We do recommend that first time campers and/or beginners practice their knife skills and ability to read and execute recipes prior to camp to best prepare them for the tasks at hand. Regardless, we welcome beginners with open arms as our team of chefs will be there to help guide and support them during their time with us.

 

Just like all our other programs, each day your chef-in-the-making will bring home portions of their daily creations to share with you and your family. A sweet deal if you ask usl!

 
July 15 – July 19

Sweet and Savoury Sr. (Ages 11+) *NEW OFFERING*

Vegetarian, limited dairy and egg

$550.00 

Course Description

Is your teen chef-in-the-making passionate about both the culinary AND pastry arts? They just can’t choose a side, nor want to choose a side? Well have no fear, Sweet & Savoury is here! Inspired by our incredibly popular Sweet & Savoury JR. program, Sweet & Savoury SR is hot off the press and ready to WOW! Just like our JR. program, Sweet & Savoury SR. is all about blurring the lines between pastry and cooking, and capitalizing on the benefits of learning both fields. Your multi-talented chef-to-be will learn both cooking and pastry theory and gain experience in both areas. In the mornings, we will prepare 2-3 savoury recipes, focusing on savoury cooking techniques and foundational culinary theory. While in the afternoons, we will change gears and strictly focus on pastry preparation, satisfying their sweet tooth. Sweet & Savoury is the best of both worlds!

The recipes prepared in our SR. program are more advanced and best suited for aspiring chefs ages 11-16. Although there are no prerequisites for this program, we do recommend that first time campers and/or beginners practice their knife skills as shown in the Rooks to Cooks safety video, and practice independently reading through and executing recipes to best prepare for the tasks at hand. Regardless, our chefs will be there to help guide and support your aspiring teen chef throughout their time with us.

Just like all our other programs, each day your chef-in-the-making will bring home portions of their daily creations to share with you and your family. A sweet deal if you ask usl!

 
July 22 – July 26

Around the World  (Ages 8+)

$550.00 

Course Description

Back by popular demand, our new and improved 2019 Around the World is sure to tingle those taste buds! Around the World is an exciting, mouth-watering week that takes our campers on a 5-day adventure, visiting some of the most iconic food cultures in the world. Each day we visit a different country and prepare 4+ recipes honouring that food culture. Whether your child is interested in learning foundational cooking skills, eager to have fun, learn about different cultures or are just here to eat, Around the World is their destination.

In this program, we teach our campers proper knife skills, conventional cooking methods, some baking and pastry skills, and foundational cooking techniques. Through the preparation of 20+ traditional recipes from 5 different countries, there’s no doubt their inner chef will take flight. In addition to the cooking skills learned during this week, campers will work with a large variety of ingredients and leave us with the knowledge, experience and confidence to independently execute recipes at home. Join us for our most adventurous and palate-enticing week!

Buckle up for our 2019 itinerary:

Monday – Thailand

Tuesday – India

Wednesday – Middle east

Thursday – France

Friday – Tuscany

 

Here at Rooks to Cooks, we believe food is meant to be shared! At the end of each day your chef-in-the-making will bring home portions of their daily creations to share with you and your family.

 
July 29 – August 2

Around the World First Class  (Ages 11+)

$550.00 

Course Description

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to introduce our 2019 Around the World First Class program! A more challenging and daring addition to our original Around the World program, Around the World First Class is guaranteed to inspire your teen to reach new heights in their budding culinary career. In our First Class program, our campers will take a 5-day adventure, visiting a new country and preparing 4+ recipes honouring that food culture every day. Whether your chef-in-the-making is interested in learning foundational cooking skills, eager to have fun, learn about different cultures, or are simply just here to eat, Around the World First Class is their destination.

In this program, we teach our campers proper knife skills, conventional cooking methods, some baking and pastry skills, and cooking techniques. Through the preparation of 20+ traditional recipes from 5 different countries, there’s no doubt their inner chef will take flight. In addition to the cooking skills learned during this week, campers will work with a large variety of ingredients, leaving us with the knowledge, experience and confidence to independently execute recipes at home. Join us for an adventurous and palate-enticing week!

Buckle up for our 2019 itinerary:

Monday – Spain

Tuesday – Italy

Wednesday – Mexico

Thursday – China

Friday – Caribbean

Here at Rooks to Cooks, we believe food is meant to be shared! At the end of each day your chef-in-the-making will bring home portions of their daily creations to share with you and your family.

 
August 6 – August 9

Budding Bakers Jr. (Ages 6-11)

Vegetarian

$440.00 

Course Description

Budding Bakers JR. is a fun and intensive full-day baking camp for those pastry chefs-to-be who show a particular interest and passion for the pastry arts.

This week is inspired by all areas of the pastry arts. This includes savoury baking, bread making, cake baking & decorating, pastry preparation, custards and even candy work! Through exploring these themes and working through 15+ recipes over the course of the week, our campers will learn the theory, as well as, the practical training needed to execute these temperamental tastes.

Although the suggested age for this course is 6-11, the curriculum is well-suited for campers up to age 14. If your teen is a beginner in the pastry arts, then Budding Bakers JR. would make a great prerequisite for our Perfecting Pastries session.

Here at Rooks to Cooks, we believe food is meant to be shared. As such, each day your pastry-chef-in-the-making will bring home portions of their daily creations to share with you and your family, ensuring this week is a treat for all!

We hope your child can join us for the sweetest week we offer!

Due to the nature of this program, lunch will not be included. Please be sure to send your child with daily lunches and snacks to keep them energized throughout the day.

 
August 12 – August 16

Perfecting Pastries (Ages 11+) *NEW OFFERING*

$550.00 

Course Description

NEW to our course offerings, Perfecting Pastries is here to take your aspiring pastry chef by storm! After countless requests for a strictly teen-centered advanced pastry program, we are pleased to introduce Perfecting Pastries. Say goodbye to chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. Instead, say hello to Croissants, Lemon Tarts, Summer Berry Sorbet and MORE! Our goal is to use their time with us to prepare recipes they would never prepare at home alone. Perfecting Pastries is all about pushing the boundaries of what young bakers can accomplish and demonstrate to the world what teens can do when they put their minds to it. In Perfecting Pastries, our campers will learn fundamental baking theories and techniques that will truly help them understand how to prepare pastries, perfectly. We will answer the “whys” behind perfect pastries like, “Why do we use baking powder vs. baking soda?” and “why do we chill our dough before baking?”, as well as, help build their skills through the hands-on preparation of 3+ recipes a day. The goal is to have our campers leave us with the knowledge and experience they need to prepare perfect pastries all on their own at home.

Although there is most definitely an emphasis of sweet recipes in this program, we will also be covering savoury recipes that will take place on Friday in preparation for our iconic pop-up restuarant, Petites Chefs.

Despite the advanced recipes preparation in this program, we welcome novices to the program. Our chefs are here to guide and assist as new campers learn all the tricks of the trade and build confidence in their abilities.

Due to the nature of this program, lunch will not be included. Please be sure to send your child with daily lunches and snacks to keep them energized throughout the day.

 
August 19 – August 23

Master Chef  (Ages 9+)

$550.00 

Course Description

After an overwhelmingly positive response from our 2018 campers, Master Chef is back and better than ever! Just like our 2018 program, Master Chef is all about teaching our students to be creative with food and ultimately cook with their hearts more than their heads! How do we teach this, you ask? Simply by incorporating daily afternoon challenges and group recipe development exercises only offered by Rooks to Cooks. These challenges are preceded with power house culinary theory meant to guide your master chef-in-the-making to success during their challenges. First and foremost, we build these challenges to be fun, while at the same time they are meant to motivate our campers to help them find their unique cooking style. Our goal is to have the challenges act as a platform for our chef-in-the-making, so they can soar as confident, creative and skilled young cooks.

In addition to the daily challenges, we will spend the mornings teaching our campers more advanced cooking techniques and theory, helping them to build their knowledge and skill in the culinary arts. They will, of course, have hands-on practice through the preparation of 2-3 daily recipes excluding those completed in the challenges. These recipes will act as their daily lunch and take homes to share with the family.

It is suggested (not mandated) that our Master Chef students complete one of our entry-level camps prior to registration in order to learn the basic skills of the kitchen beforehand. Due to the nature of this program, we do not recommend this program for beginners.

 

The daily challenges are as follows:  

Monday – Group risotto recipe development. Taste vs. Flavour

Tuesday – Nailed it, Cake Boss.

Wednesday – Iron Chef

Thursday – Chopped!

Friday – Pop-up preparation

 

We recognize the potential in every camper and know, if given the chance, each camper will shine as bright as the biggest professional chefs out there. Join us, sit back and watch the magic unfold!

 
August 26 – August 30

Master Chef 2.0  (Ages 9+) *NEW OFFERING*

$550.00 

Course Description

In the pursuit of changing things up for our 2019 camps we are pleased to introduce Master Chef 2.0. Just like our original Master Chef program, Master Chef 2.0 is all about teaching our students to be creative with food and ultimately cook with their hearts more than their heads! We teach this by incorporating daily afternoon challenges and group recipe development exercises only offered by Rooks to Cooks. These challenges are preceded with power house culinary theory meant to guide your master chef-in-the-making to success during their challenges. First and foremost, we build these challenges to be fun, while at the same time they are meant to motivate our campers to help them find their unique cooking style. Our goal is to have the challenges act as a platform for our chef-in-the-making, so they can soar as confident, creative and skilled young cooks.

In addition to the daily challenges, we will spend the mornings teaching our campers more advanced cooking techniques and theory, helping them to build their knowledge and skill in the culinary arts. They will, of course, have hands-on practice through the preparation of 2-3 daily recipes excluding those completed in the challenges. These recipes will act as their daily lunch and take homes to share with the family.

It is suggested (not mandated) that our Master Chef students complete one of our entry-level camps prior to registration in order to learn the basic skills of the kitchen beforehand. Due to the nature of this program, we do not recommend this program for beginners.

 

The daily challenges are as follows:  

Monday – Vinaigrette Visionary

Tuesday – Cupcake wars

Wednesday – Iron Chef

Thursday – Chopped!

Friday – Pop-up preparation

 

We recognize the potential in every camper and know, if given the chance, each camper will shine as bright as the biggest professional chefs out there. Join us, sit back and watch the magic unfold!

 

Please note: Prices and discounts will vary by location. 

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