Scottsdale Community College hosts Culinary Kids Camp in June
June 4, 2018
By Marilyn Hawkes
When summer boredom sets in, kids tend to spend a little too much time staring at screens of all sizes. If you’re looking for a fun and more productive way for your children to pass the time, the Scottsdale Community College Culinary Arts program is offering six sessions of Culinary Kids Camp for ages 11-15, starting June 4. Each session runs four days.
Students will learn practical cooking techniques for basic meals along with kitchen safety and sanitation and the importance of hand-washing during the four-day camp, which will take place in the college’s Culinary Arts Kitchen.
“The students will not be using knives in the kitchen, but will get plenty of hands-on experience each day with recipes that they can make at home,” said SCC’s Chef Trena Jones, who will lead the camp. Campers will learn to prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. “It’s going to be a very fun class.”
Each student will learn how to gather and measure ingredients and follow a recipe with an emphasis on healthy cooking methods, Jones said.
The first day, campers will learn how to make a breakfast quesadilla with scrambled eggs, a smoothie and no-bake energy bites. Day two will feature pizza, which includes making pizza dough; day three, students will cook pasta with Alfredo sauce, salad and garlic bread; and day four, campers will whip up cinnamon rolls and sugar cookies that they will roll out, cut with cookie cutters and decorate.
Camp sessions will be available in the morning and afternoon June 4-7, June 11-14 and June 18-21 and will be limited to 15 students per session.
Registration costs $225 per camper and includes a logo apron, chef’s hat, printed recipes and experience preparing food in a commercial kitchen.
Parents can register their children at the SCC Admissions Office or call 480-423-6100 for information on how to register. SCC is located at 9000 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale.
For more details, visit https://bit.ly/2wcZ1po or contact Darlene Hoeg at 480-423-6578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students at Culinary Kids Camp will learn practical cooking techniques for basic meals along with kitchen safety and sanitation. (Photo courtesy Scottsdale Community College)