2019 Summer Cooking Classes

Welcome To A New Season Of Summer Cooking Classes!

I am excited to offer evening cooking classes in partnership with Centennial Community Education on Thursday evenings.

Registration for 2019 Summer Cooking Classes at Centennial will be announced soon. You can browse our SINGLE cooking class catalog below and bookmark this page. We will add Register Now buttons to this page as soon as Community Ed is ready to receive registrations.

Classes will be held at Centennial Middle School and will be taught by Chef Jessica. She is VERY excited to return this summer and has some exciting classes and recipes to share with you.

Kids can attend any or all of the classes and each class is 2 hours in duration. There are some classes for ages 1st grade and up, and some that are 4th grade and up. Please hold any questions until

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

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

Dates: August 12 – 15, 2019 

Time:  9am – 4pm 

Grades: 1st – 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!

Summer Nights Cooking Classes

Also coming soon is a series of single cooking classes on Thursday evenings. Stay tuned while we finalize this class catalog in partnership with Centennial Community Education. Registration for these classes begins on March 22nd. We will update this page on that date.

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!)

The cost for Summer Nights Cooking Camps will be released on March 22, 2019 when registration opens. They are still working on their summer catalog.