Kids Cooking Summer Camps

Are Your Kids Hungry for Fun?

Have you been searching for something new, educational and fun to occupy your child this summer? If so, then our cooking camps for kids are for you.

And here’s WHY:

  • Children learn life skills and become more independent in and out of the kitchen.
  • Expands their palates and encourages them to try new foods and flavours
  • The lessons at our kids culinary summer camp are hands-on, team-based and fun.
  • Gain an understanding of food and where it comes from.
  • Learn about nutrition and gain an appreciation for healthy eating.
  • Our small group sizes guarantee a thorough and intensive education.
  • Campers meet new friends and socialize with other aspiring young chefs.
  • Kids learn to safely navigate a kitchen and handle food.
  • Our kids cooking summer camp experience creates amazing memories that will remain for years to come!

Summer 2018 Recap

WE ARE PEANUT FREE AND ALLERGY AWARE

Rooks to Cooks is both Peanut / Tree Nut Free and Allergy Aware! We ask that parents speak to our staff about any known allergies prior to the start of your program. We strive to accommodate all campers and we will work with parents and children to ensure that the necessary precautions have been taken. It is important that all parties (camp staff, parents and campers) clearly understand that, in no way, can we guarantee that we will be able to remove all allergy-inducing ingredients from our recipes.

Summer Camp Hours: Our standard hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.
  Drop-off/Sign-In at 8:50 a.m. and Pick-up/Sign-out at 4:00 p.m.

Note *Campers are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. at the start of each week* 

We also offer optional Before and After camp care services.

Weekly Packages

• Before care from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – $60.00/week
• After care from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. -$50.00/week
• Before & After care 8:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m. – $100.00/week 

 

Daily Packages:

• Before care from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – $15.00/day
• After care from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. -$15.00/day
• Emergency one-time care – $15.00

(Please note that before and after camp care is fully supervised child care only; no organized activities will be provided by the camp staff. Campers not picked up by 5:00 p.m. will be charged $15.00 late fee.)

Program Overview 

  • Campers learn culinary skills & theory from passionate and experienced Chef instructors 

  • We structure our camps like culinary school. Recipe execution will be preceded by a full cooking demonstration by their Chef instructors

  • Campers work in pairs to complete 4 – 5 daily recipes completely from scratch

  • We do not work with any processed foods or sauces  

  • Our programs are hands on, intensive and FUN

  • Activities are primary cooking activities, however we do take 2 daily outdoor breaks where we run camp style games & crafts 

Our Team

 Our summer camp teams are comprised of 4 staff members: A Lead Chef, a Sous Chef, a Camp Counsellor and a Kitchen Assistant. Our Chef instructors are experienced and passionate culinary professions, eager to share their knowledge with the younger generation of chefs and inspire young minds. Our camp counsellors are enthusiastic and experienced youth workers who bring the camp activities and energy to our culinary classrooms. Our kitchen assistants are there to help and support our campers as they learn new skills and expand their culinary knowledge. 

Our Chefs and camp counsellors must obtain their first aid & CPR certification, food handlers course and a clear police check. Our kitchen assistant is required to complete their food handlers course and police check. The majority of our team have graduated from culinary school and or have obtained their red seal certification.

OUR POP UP RESTAURANT: “PETIT CHEFS”

At the end of each week (except for the 4-day weeks), Rooks to Cooks transforms into our world-renowned pop-up restaurant, “Petit Chefs”.

Campers have the unique opportunity to invite their family and friends to partake in a meal that they will create from start to finish! At Petit Chefs, our campers run the show working as the servers, bartenders, hosts, and chefs. All of the food and beverages served at the restaurant are 100% in house made by the campers themselves.  At the end of the meal, all the campers will receive a monetary tip, teaching them that hard work pays off, literally.

This is a unique and phenomenal experience for your young chefs:

Kids learn new skills in the kitchen

NEW SKILLS

They can showcase their new skills as they prepare and serve a 3 course tasting menu all on their own.

Campers take on rols of chefs

CAMPER-RUN

Campers take on the roles of chefs, bartenders, hosts and servers, making this a night to remember for everyone involved.

Kids graduate with a certificate

GRADUATION

The dining experience ends with a graduation ceremony where each student is given a certificate and monetary tip honouring their accomplishment.

Reservations for family and friends

RESERVATIONS

Reservations for family and friends must be made 5+ business days prior to the start of your child’s camp; there will be a prix fixe menu with a set price of $25.00 per person. Act fast and secure your reservation to lock in an optimal time. 

Restaurant menu

OUR MENU

The menu changes depending on the week and will be revealed each Wednesday. Just like any restaurant, we will accommodate all allergies and food aversions.

What’s Included in the Registration

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Chef Coat, Apron & no cut glove 

Included in the cost of Registration is an official Rooks to Cooks Chef Coat, Apron and safety glove. Returning camper? Have no fear! Opt out of a uniform at check out for a reduced price.  

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Daily Lunch

Throughout the cooking camp day, campers work through several recipes and prepare their own lunches. Due to the nature of the program, lunches are excluded in the pastry sessions. The food varies from day to day and includes delicious and nutritious hot meals that all our campers enjoy. Please note that our programs are peanut free and Allergy Aware.

Daily Take-Home Treats

At the end of each camp day, food will be sent home with campers in Tupperware containers. Tupperware containers are to be supplied by the families. Campers get to share their tasty creations with their family! Your children will be delighted to offer you a taste of all their hard work at cooking camp.

2019 Kids Summer Day Camp Programs

Summer Camps for Ages 7-up

AGES 6 & UP

Children in this age group have developed their fine motor skills and so we delve into improving their conventional culinary skills. Campers work with a larger variety of ingredients and will gain a better understanding on how to independently execute recipes. We continue to encourage all their foundational proficiencies AND we encourage non-cooking related skills, such as delegating, leadership and team-building.

Summer Camps for Ages 9-Up

AGES 9 & UP

At this age, children are encouraged to work through more intensive recipes and expand their cooking abilities and techniques. Our experienced chefs will put more emphasis on leadership and creativity. We strive to build your child’s confidence and help them become more independent in the kitchen and beyond.

Summer Camps for Ages 11-Up

AGES 11 & UP

Our goal with this age group is to inspire a life-long passion for cooking. Our experienced chefs continuously encourage and guide the campers in order to boost their confidence and creative abilities in the kitchen. While supported by our chefs, our objective is for our campers to find themselves through cooking and baking and to help them feel empowered as they tackle any recipe!

Summer Camps Locations

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