Master Chef (Ages 9+)
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!
August 19 – August 23
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!