2019 Summer Cooking Camp Catalog and Registration

Update: due to some last minute cancellations, we do have a few openings in our summer camp program at Oak Hill Montessori.

Online Cooking Classes – Registration begins May 20th

Since we have reached full capacity at our Oak Hill Montessori summer camp location, we are pleased to offer online cooking classes via YouTube. In this format, registered students will receive a link to a private, LIVE YouTube event in their confirmation email where they can watch Chef Tiffany teach a class and students can participate simultaneously in their own kitchen at home.

Parents and siblings are welcome to participate at no charge. Please have each friend register for their own class, even if friends will be cooking together in the same kitchen.

Registration will open on May 20th. We are planning to add at least 10 online classes on different days and times this summer.

How Do Online Cooking Classes Work?

When parents register their children for an online cooking class, an email confirmation is sent to the parent. This email contains a link to a private, LIVE YouTube event specifically for each class. In a separate email prior to class, parents will receive a class packet that contains:

  • the recipe for class
  • list of any equipment needed
  • special instructions

Although registered students will receive complete instructions, here is what you can expect from an online class with Chef Tiffany:

  • We recommend that students prepare their ingredients and equipment before class starts. Although Chef Tiffany will review what is needed, there will not be time for everyone to gather supplies once class starts.
  • Students need access to a device in the kitchen while they are cooking. The most ideal device is a tablet, but any other device that has the YouTube app will work.
  • Classes are meant to be interactive. Students may ask questions and respond to prompts via the chat window. This feature is available when the event starts.
  • Classes are recorded and will be available after the live event for those who registered for class for as long as our YouTube channel exists. However, students will NOT be able to interact with Chef Tiffany if they are watching a recording. We ask that you do not share the recording with anyone who is not an immediate family member of the registered student (parents and siblings only).

 

Have Questions? Send an email to Chef Tiffany.

For the purpose of this summer cooking camp catalog, all grade levels mentioned refer to students going into that grade for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Summer Cooking Camps @ Oak Hill Montessori

I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with Oak Hill Montessori in Shoreview, MN to provide our cooking classes in an authentic Montessori environment for the 2019 summer cooking camp season. We have always done our best to teach our cooking classes with a hands-on approach. As a trained Children’s House Assistant, everything I do is with the child in mind.

ALL SUMMER COOKING CLASSES AT OAK HILL MONTESSORI ARE FULL – but keep reading.

From time to time we do get cancellations, so please browse our cooking camp catalog below and send an email to join our Wait List.

I look forward to seeing you at camp this summer and my heart is filled with joy to provide this opportunity in partnership with OHM.

Weekly Camp Details

Please note that the following title and recipes may change slightly. For the purpose of this summer cooking camp catalog, all grade levels mentioned refer to students going into that grade for the 2019-2020 school year.  

All camps will include some non-cooking time after lunch for younger students that don’t have the stamina to stand and cook all day. Our lovely volunteers and staff will have fun and engaging activities for those that need a break for their little legs.

We are also very lucky to have access to the elementary playground and a garden, so we will have wonderful outdoor experiences when the weather cooperates.

Baking Bonanza (Full)

Dates: June 24 – 27, 2019 

Time:  9am – 4pm 

Grades: 1st – 8th 

Description: This week we will develop core baking skills that kids will use for a lifetime. Examples include classic cakes, eclairs, macarons, breads, and a few surprises. To avoid sugar overload, we will create savory dishes in the morning and sweet dishes in the afternoon.  

Breakfast Buffet & Kitchen Science

Dates: July 15 – 18, 2019 

Time:   9am – 4pm  

Grades: 1st – 8th 

Description for Breakfast Buffet: This week is dedicated to breakfast cooking with so many possibilities. Kids will discover unique ways to make breakfast including crepes and pancakes, quick breakfast options for mornings when they don’t have a lot of time, and all of the goodness of Sunny Side Up. 

Description for Kitchen Science: Who knew there was so much to learn about science – in the kitchen?! This week your child will discover the science behind experiments like glowing slime, some egg-speriments, chocolate science and much more. It’s a little bit Bill Nye meets Mythbusters.   

Harry Potter Bake & Create

Dates: July 22 – 25, 2019 

Time:  9am – 4pm 

Grades: 1st – 8th 

Description: At this unique camp we will be dining a la Hogwart’s to indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Harry Potter stories like Treacle Tarts and Pumpkin Pasties – a favorite on the Hogwarts Express cart. We will have some of your favorite recipes from last summer and at least one new recipe each day that we did not use in 2018. We will also be creating some fun Harry Potter themed crafts to round out our wizarding world. 

Food Around The World

Dates: August 5 – 8, 2019 

Time:  9am – 4pm 

Grades: 1st – 8th 

Description: This week of cooking will include culinary delights from different cultures around the world, especially those that can be found locally here in Minnesota. Each recipe will also include an exploration of the recipe’s culture. 

Crazy About Cakes (Full)

Dates: August 12 – 15, 2019 

Time:  9am – 4pm 

Grades: 4th– 8th 

Description: Students typically need repetition to master the art of baking cakes. This camp will teach students to make unique and delicious cakes to extend their palette beyond vanilla and chocolate cakes. We will explore baking techniques, flavors, and of course lots of decorating.  

Farm To Table Camps (Coming Soon)

We are currently working with a local farm to offer two single-day farm-to-table camps. We are still finalizing these details and waiting to see how the weather goes this spring, which has an affect on planting and the timing of harvest. For now, this is our current plan. We will update this page as we learn more details. We hope to open registration for these two classes in mid-April.

Very Berry Jams

Dates: July 9th or July 10th

Time:  9am – 4pm 

Grades: 1st – 8th 

Description: Students will explore the art of preserving various types of berries (depending on harvest) by chopping, processing, and canning up to 4 jars of jam.

Perfect Pickles

Dates: August 20th or 21st

Time:  9am – 4pm 

Grades: 1st – 8th 

Description: Pickles are a favorite at the Kids Cooking School, especially when you pick your own cucumbers at the farm, learn the chemistry behind the brine, and then can their own jars of pickles!

Cost of Cooking Camps

Early registration pricing is $349/student per week through midnight April 15th. At that time, registration goes up to $379/student per week. Although this may seem high, it is less than half the hourly rate of other comparable cooking camps in the Twin Cities. Our commitment to quality staffing and ingredients allows us to provide the highest quality experience.

The cost for the two Farm To Table camps will be released as soon as we have finalized the details with Farmer Butch (that’s a hint!)

Cooking Classes at Centennial Middle School

We are pleased to offer a series of single cooking classes on Thursday evenings at Centennial Middle School via the Centennial Community Education program. Chef Jessica will be teaching these classes. You must register directly with Centennial Community Education.