Cooking Summer Camps at Bathurst and Lawrence

Kids summer camps near you for your children age 4 and up!

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Get your kid cooking at a Rooks to Cooks summer day camp at Bathurst and Lawrence this summer. Choose from a variety of kids culinary summer camps for children of all ages.

*This location accommodates Kosher dietary restrictions*

Summer Camp at Bathurst and Lawrence

In this family-oriented neighbourhood, we have found a lovely location at the Asbury and West United Church, 3180 Bathurst St. (just North of Lawrence Ave. W.). We have no doubt that your aspiring young chef will have a blast cooking in this kitchen. This facility is newly renovated throughout with a large air-conditioned kitchen and a roomy adjacent hall for our cooking lessons. While there is no parking on-site, there is 15-minute parking on the street or nearby plazas.

Church Website: http://www.asburyandwest.org/

Summer Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.
(Before and after care available)

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • DAILY LUNCH
  • R2C Professional uniform:
    • Chef coat
    • Apron
    • Cut safe glove (excluded in Tots with Pots)
  • Camp Swag Bag
  • Daily recipe take homes to share with the family
  • Session recipe booklets
  • Program certificate
  • Experienced chef instructions
  • 1:6 staff to camper ratio for optimal safety and education

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Rooks To Cooks in Bathurst and Lawrence
Asbury and West United Church
3180 Bathurst St
North York, ON M6A 2A9

Contact us:
833-243-3862
INFO@ROOKSTOCOOKS.CA

Rooks to Cooks is operating its Summer Camps through the rental of Asbury and West United Church facilities.  Rooks to Cooks is not affiliated with Asbury and West United Church or their activities.

BUDDING BAKERS (INTERMEDIATE)

$535.00

Start date: 27 June 2020
End date: 30 June 2020

To teach our campers foundational baking skills, while building their knowledge and self-confidence in and out of the kitchen. Upon completing the program, campers will leave with the knowledge and skills to bake independently at home and share their brilliant bakes with the family for years to come. 

Budding bakers is a fun and intensive baking camp to engage your aspiring chefs with a passion for the sweet side of life. This program will teach our campers all the core baking techniques and theories, emphasizing the foundations of baking to provide a framework for them to build off of for years to come!

Menu sneak peek: Traditional Italian Biscotti, Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake Bar, Sourdough Loaf, Lemon Blueberry Scones, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with Homemade Oreos 

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Each day we will focus on new techniques and pastry theories, ensuring your child gets a comprehensive education in the pastry arts. The campers will then execute recipes that utilize this new knowledge as they prepare their own lunch and various other baked goods to take home and share with the family. A wide variety of sweet and savoury bakes are featured in this program such as cookies, cakes, bars, bread, loaves, pies, ice cream and more!! 

Leaving the program, our bakers-to-be will know a wide range of baking techniques, the science behind the ratios that make their baked goods so delicious, and, of course, the practical experience needed to recreate the magic at home! 

Beginner bakers are encouraged to partake in Baking for Beginners prior to enrolling in Budding Bakers. 

Baking for Beginners

$535.00

Start date: 04 July, 2020
End date: 08 July, 2020

 To teach our beginner bakers foundational baking and culinary skills while building their confidence, the most important ingredient needed to live a successful life. Upon completion of this program, campers will leave with the knowledge, experience and understanding of how to confidently prepare over 15 of our signature bakes independently and safely at home. 

Inspired by our very popular Budding Bakers course, Baking for Beginners is a fun and inviting baking program designed for beginner bakers with a passion for the sweet side of life. 

Menu sneak peek:

Traditional Italian Biscotti, Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake Bar, Sourdough Loaf, Lemon Blueberry Scones, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with Homemade Oreos 

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In Budding Bakers we focus on mastering the basics, building your child’s kitchen confidence, independence and self-sufficiency, and most importantly teaching them how to navigate a kitchen safely. Our passionate chef instructors will be there every step of the way to teach and guide your child, ensuring their success every time. 

Our innovative recipes have been carefully selected to engage, educate and inspire your budding baker, while providing opportunities for hands on practice and to learn useful pastry theory. Your child will prepare their own lunch daily and execute a wide range of both sweet and savoury recipes including cookies, cakes, pies, breads and even ice cream! 

This program is perfect for campers with little to no experience. Let’s kick off their culinary journey together; enroll your beginner baker today! 

Sizzling summer (Beginners)

Start date: 11 July, 2020
End date: 15 July, 2020

 To teach our campers fundamental life and culinary skills through the preparation of delicious and nutritious summer-inspired recipes. In completing Sizzling Summer, campers will leave with the knowledge, experience and understanding of how to prepare over 15 of our signature summer recipes independently at home. 

We’re turning up the heat this summer with a NEW and exciting beginner camp program, Sizzling Summer. In Sizzling Summer, campers will learn both foundational culinary and pastry skills while they slice and dice their way through 3+ innovative summer-inspired recipes every day! 

Menu sneak peek:

Buffalo Wraps with Homemade Ranch, Burgers on a Homemade Bun With House Made Dill Pickles, Watermelon Sorbet and Lemon Bars 

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All recipes featured in Sizzling Summer are inclusive to vegetarians and nutritionally balanced, providing opportunities to share valuable lessons about personal nutrition and working with nutritionally dense ingredients. 

This program has been built for beginner cooks with little to no experience cooking. As such, teaching foundational skills and kitchen safety is at the forefront of this offering.

If your child has an interest in both baking and cooking, is ready to expand their palates, and is excited to take their kitchen skills to the next level, then Sizzling Summer is the perfect program for them. We hope to see you there!

AROUND THE WORLD (INTERMEDIATE) 

$535.00

Start date: 13 July, 2020
End date: 17 July, 2020

 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! 

Menu sneak peek: Homemade S’mores Twix Bars, Mixed Berry Mille Feuille, Chocolate Croissants, Sourdough Baguettes, Shows topping Geode Cake with Homemade Candy and Fondant 

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Around the World is the destination for learning proper knife skills, cooking techniques, fou

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. 

PERFECTING PASTRIES (ADVANCED)

$535.00

Start date: 20 July, 2020
End date: 24 July, 2020

To teach our beginner bakers foundational baking and culinary skills while building their confidence, the most important ingredient needed to live a successful life. Upon completion of this program, campers will leave with the knowledge, experience and understanding of how to confidently prepare over 15 of our signature bakes independently and safely at home. 

Inspired by our very popular Budding Bakers course, Baking for Beginners is a fun and inviting baking program designed for beginner bakers with a passion for the sweet side of life. 

Menu sneak peek: Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coconut Key Lime Pie, Seedy Brioche Hamburger Buns, Strawberry Sorbet and Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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In Budding Bakers we focus on mastering the basics, building your child’s kitchen confidence, independence and self-sufficiency, and most importantly teaching them how to navigate a kitchen safely. Our passionate chef instructors will be there every step of the way to teach and guide your child, ensuring their success every time. 

Our innovative recipes have been carefully selected to engage, educate and inspire your budding baker, while providing opportunities for hands on practice and to learn useful pastry theory. Your child will prepare their own lunch daily and execute a wide range of both sweet and savoury recipes including cookies, cakes, pies, breads and even ice cream! 

This program is perfect for campers with little to no experience. Let’s kick off their culinary journey together; enroll your beginner baker today! 

BUDDING BAKERS (INTERMEDIATE) 

$535.00

Start date: 27 July, 2020
End date: 31 July, 2020

Goal: To teach our campers fundamental life and cooking skills while introducing them to new foods and flavours from around the world. Through this program, they will develop a deeper appreciation for other cultures and their cuisines, as well as the practical cooking skills and knowledge needed to help prepare meals at home.

Menu sneak peek: Dan Dan Noodles, Herb and Ricotta Tortellini, Tiramisu

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AROUND THE WORLD (INTERMEDIATE) 

$435.00

Start date: 04 August, 2020
End date: 07 August, 2020

Goal: To teach our budding bakers foundational pastry and baking skills, while building their knowledge and self-confidence both in and out of the kitchen. Upon completing the program, campers will leave with the knowledge and skills to execute these recipes at home and share their brilliant bakes with the family.

Menu sneak peek: Fajita-stuffed sweet potatoes, raspberry sticky buns and peach cobbler

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PERFECTING PASTRIES (ADVANCED)

$535.00

Start date: 17 August, 2020
End date: 21 August, 2020

Goal: 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 to feel empowered to execute these recipes independently at home.

Menu sneak peek: Lemon raspberry swirl cake, kouign-amann and lemon ginger coconut gelato

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MASTER CHEF (ADVANCED & PRE-REC REQUIRED)

$535.00

Start date: 10 August, 2020
End date: 14 August, 2020

Goal: To teach our campers both pastry and cooking skills, along with the culinary theory and knowledge to build their self-confidence both in and out of the kitchen. Upon completing the program, students will be empowered and excited to execute recipes at home, and have the skills necessary to WOW in the kitchen

Menu sneak peek: Summer squash frittata, swedish cardamom knots, Argentinian beef empanadas, roasted grape and rosemary focaccia 

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MASTER CHEF 2.0 (ADVANCED & PRE-REC REQUIRED)

$535.00

Start date: 24 August, 2020
End date: 28 August, 2020

Goal:  To teach our campers both pastry and cooking skills, along with the culinary theory and knowledge to build their self-confidence both in and out of the kitchen. Upon completing the program, students will be empowered and excited to execute both sweet & savoury recipes at home, and have the skills necessary to help cook dinner.

Menu sneak peek: Vermicelli noodle salad, strawberry apple pie, zesty lime shortbread

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Age Disclaimer

Here at Rooks to Cooks, we believe “age is just a number”. We recognize and appreciate that maturity levels vary drastically between children and that your child’s age might not be the best indicator of their abilities. If your child wishes to participate in a session but they do not meet the minimum age requirements, do not fret! We are open to accepting them and would love to help work with you to determine whether or not taking part is the best decision for them. To inquire if this is indeed your child’s situation, please email Chef Taylor at ChefTaylor@rookstocooks.ca to begin the discussion. We look forward to hearing from you!