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Advance Cooking Camp

We recommend this program for youth ages 10  – 16  who have a good level of previous experience in the kitchen. Advanced courses are ideal for students who have taken Rooks to Cooks or other cooking programs in the past.  This is meant to challenge all kitchen skills and allow their creativity to shine!

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All recipes have vegetarian and nut free alternatives. 

Most recipes also have gluten-free and vegan substitutions. All substitutions are pre-listed in your program package.

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ADVANCE SUMMER CAMP SESSIONS

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                **All Recipes have Vegetarian, Nut Free, Gluten Free Alternatives** 

PERFECTING PASTRIES

July 25th- 29th

To teach our campers advanced pastry skills and knowledge while building their confidence in themselves and their abilities. Upon completing this program, our campers will understand the foundations of pastry preparation and have the skills and confidence to execute these recipes independently at home. 

This year we’re raising the bar in this advanced pastry program! Perfecting Pastries is designed to challenge your chefs-in-training and teach them how to prepare recipes they otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to make. This program will feature a wide range of high level pastries and baked goods, such as laminated doughs, breads, creams and custards, candies, pies and tarts, and show stopping cakes! Your child will explore all that you can create with butter, sugar, flour and everything in-between! 

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Campers will prepare their own culinary creations for lunch everyday, however, the focus will be more-so on the sweets. We will delve into the importance of science in successful baking, and we place an emphasis on teaching theory so your pastry-chef-to-be will know all the why’s behind baking thereby ensuring their continued success in the kitchen.

Perfecting Pastries differs from Budding Bakers in that we will focus on more advanced pastry skills and techniques, and prepare more complex recipes that involve multiple steps and components. As such, it is recommended that participants partake in Budding Bakers or come with a substantial level of baking experience prior to enrollment. 

After a week of hands-on practice and learning about pastry theory, they will build confidence in themselves to take on new challenges. Our experienced chefs will be there to guide and support your aspiring pastry chef through learning all the tricks of the trade. 

Menu Sneak Peak

Homemade S’mores Twix Bars, Mixed Berry Mille Feuille, Chocolate Croissants, Sourdough Baguettes, Showstopping Geode Cake with Homemade Candy and Fondant 

PERFECTING PASTRIES

Aug 15th- Aug 19th

To teach our campers advanced pastry skills and knowledge while building their confidence in themselves and their abilities. Upon completing this program, our campers will understand the foundations of pastry preparation and have the skills and confidence to execute these recipes independently at home. 

This year we’re raising the bar in this advanced pastry program! Perfecting Pastries is designed to challenge your chefs-in-training and teach them how to prepare recipes they otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to make. This program will feature a wide range of high level pastries and baked goods, such as laminated doughs, breads, creams and custards, candies, pies and tarts, and show stopping cakes! Your child will explore all that you can create with butter, sugar, flour and everything in-between! 

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Campers will prepare their own culinary creations for lunch everyday, however, the focus will be more-so on the sweets. We will delve into the importance of science in successful baking, and we place an emphasis on teaching theory so your pastry-chef-to-be will know all the why’s behind baking thereby ensuring their continued success in the kitchen.

Perfecting Pastries differs from Budding Bakers in that we will focus on more advanced pastry skills and techniques, and prepare more complex recipes that involve multiple steps and components. As such, it is recommended that participants partake in Budding Bakers or come with a substantial level of baking experience prior to enrollment. 

After a week of hands-on practice and learning about pastry theory, they will build confidence in themselves to take on new challenges. Our experienced chefs will be there to guide and support your aspiring pastry chef through learning all the tricks of the trade. 

Menu Sneak Peak

Homemade S’mores Twix Bars, Mixed Berry Mille Feuille, Chocolate Croissants, Sourdough Baguettes, Showstopping Geode Cake with Homemade Candy and Fondant 

MASTER CHEF 

Aug 29th- Sept 2nd

To teach our campers advanced culinary skills and knowledge while building their confidence in themselves and their abilities. Upon completion of this program, our campers will understand a wide range of culinary theories, how to use ratios and their foundational knowledge to cook without recipes, and have the skills and confidence to cook independently at home. 

In the pursuit of changing things up from our previous Master Chef 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. 

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All our afternoon 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. 

Due to the challenging nature of this program, it is mandatory that our Master Chef students complete at least one intermediate or advanced camp session prior to registration in order to learn the basic skills of the kitchen beforehand. Beginners are not permitted to join this session.  

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Monday – Vinaigrette Visionary 

Tuesday – Cupcake Wars 

Wednesday – Iron Chef 

Thursday – Chopped! 

Friday – Pop-up preparation 

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