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For over 15 years, the College of Health and Human Development and Department of Nutritional Sciences have offered Cook Like a Chef a summer youth camp for children. Over 300 children have participated in this popular day camp held on campus.

Cook Like A Chef: The Basics  FULL--wait list started

June 17-21, 2019

This camp is for 10-14 year olds. The program features basic cooking techniques, such as mise en place, knife handling, how to make soup and sauces, safe food temperatures, how to choose fruits and vegetables, meat cooking tips, how to bake bread, and how to make pizza. Each morning, the cooking sessions are introduced by nutrition students who use the MyPlate components—grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and protein—to compose a healthy plate and a healthy diet. The campers then work together to prepare at least 12 different recipes, based on the focused MyPlate components for the day, that they then enjoy together for lunch, giving them exposure to a wide variety of foods, including greens, whole grains, beans, healthy fats and milk and non dairy alternatives. To help show off their skills, we save samples of our creations for parents to try at pick up.

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American Chef Road Trip

June 24-28, 2019

This camp offers young people ages 10-14 a nationwide tour via recipes, tastings and cultural descriptions in the framework of a fast-paced, physically active environment. This camp builds on the skills learned during the Cook Like A Chef: The Basic, but it is not necessary to have participated in Cook Like A Chef: The Basics to participate in Road Trip. Campers will experience a cross-country view of food, fun and culture with a different region of our country highlighted each day. The campers will together prepare at least 12 different recipes each day for their lunch, giving them exposure to a wide variety of tastes and flavors. And parents, to show off our skills, we save some for you to sample at pick up! Pack your bags, forks and spoons!

For more information and to register click here