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Explore the world of the culinary arts in these week-long camps that focus on the fundamentals of cooking and baking! Culinary Camp is a great opportunity to expose your child to new foods, people and cultures in a fun environment. From savory crepes to soufflés, enchiladas to gnocchi, these hands-on camps focus on cooking from scratch using fresh ingredients. Every day of the week is a new culinary experience!

9 a.m.-12 p.m
$175 per one week session 
(*No camp 7/3; fee prorated.)

Bring out your inner chef while preparing a variety of mouth-watering food creations in this week-long camp! Learn fundamentals of cooking and baking that will inspire an appetite for great food in a fun and delicious environment. Recipes, supplies and lunch included. Menus subject to change. Ages 6-11. Minimum age of 6 years and entering 1st grade. Participant Emergency Form required for participation. More info: 949-724-6880.

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Culinary Camp (Spring)

Ages 6-11

April 6-10
Baking Around the World
Come discover the wide world of baking as we explore breads and baked goods from around the globe. We'll play with flatbreads like Italian foccacia and Indian naan, whip up classic American quickbreads, and get twisted with pretzels from Germany. Daily Lunch included.

Culinary Camp (Summer)

Ages 6-11

June 22-26
Introduction to Baking (Ages 6-8)
Day 1: Pretzels - Cheese Stuffed Pretzels, Pretzel Dogs, Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Pretzels 
Day 2: Vanilla Cupcakes, Chocolate Cupcakes, American Buttercream Frosting 
Day 3: Pizza Party! Herbed Breadsticks, Caesar Salad, Margarita Pizza 
Day 4: Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Classic Cocoa Brownies, Oatmeal Cookies 
Day 5: Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping, Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, Cranberry-Orange Scones

June 29-July 2 (*No camp on Friday, July 3)
American Favorites (Ages 9-11)
Day 1: Baked Cornflake Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Buttery Baby Peas, Fruity Flag Cakes
Day 2: Three Cheese Macaroni, Parmesan Roasted Broccoli, Berry Cobbler 
Day 3: Sloppy Joes, Baked Potato Wedges, Strawberry Lemonade, Apple Crisp 
Day 4: Vegetable Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust, Corn on the Cob, Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce, Milkshakes

August 3-7
International Cuisine (Ages 9-11)
Day 1: FRANCE - Stuffed & Rolled Savory Crepes, Bechamel Sauce, Sweet Crepes with Fruit & Chocolate Sauce 
Day 2: ITALY - Minestrone Soup, Garlic Bread, Paremesan Risotto, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Berries 
Day 3: MEXICO - Chicken Enchiladas, Cheese Enchiladas, Spanish Rice, Tropical Fruit Smoothies 
Day 4: GERMANY - Sweet & Savory Pfannkuchen (Puffed German Pancakes) 
Day 5: VIETNAM - Daikon-Carrot Pickle, Banh Mi Sandwich, Corn with Chile & Scallion, Vietnamese Sponge Cake

August 10-14
Introduction to Cooking & Baking (Ages 6-8)
Day 1: Spaghetti with Tomato-Basil Sauce and Beef Meatballs, Garlic Bread, Caesar Salad, Fruit Kabobs 
Day 2: Biscuit Topped Vegetable Pot Pies, Roast Carrots & Parsnips with Thyme, Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
Day 3: Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Apple Crisp 
Day 4: Three Cheese Macaroni, Parmesan Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower, Raspberry Crumble Bars 
Day 5: Teriyaki Chicken Skewers, Hawaiian Fried Rice, Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons 

August 17-21
Sweet & Savory Pies and Tarts (Ages 9-11)
Day 1: Pate Brisee, Quiche Lorraine, Cheese Quiche, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Galette 
Day 2: Shepherd's Pie, Mini Apple Pies with Crumble Topping 
Day 3: Quick Puff Pastry, Chicken Pot Pie, Tarte Tatin (French Apple Tart) 
Day 4: Beef & Vegetable Pot Pie with Cheddar-Rosemary Biscuits, Fresh Peach Tarts with Raspberry Coulis 
Day 5: Seven-layer Tortilla Pie, Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

More about the instructor:

Chef Christianne Winthrop is a Los Angeles area-based freelance food, health and parenting writer, recipe developer, culinary instructor and boutique caterer with writing credits in The Los Angeles Times, SeriousEats.com, CBS Local's "Best of LA" blog and more. She is a Chef Instructor for the Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories in Santa Monica and for the Garden School Foundation - a non-profit focused on teaching children about gardening and healthy eating.