Summer 2017 Junior Chefs Academy
Classes Available...

Act Now - these classes will fill quickly!
 Click here to visit our complete class calendar.

Sun, June 11, 2017   *ADULT/CHILD OPTION

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls


Sat, June 17, 2017
Kids Learn “Que”-The Fundamentals of Grilling


Sun, June 18, 2017 
Father/Child: Dads & Kids Learn to Make 'Real NY Pizza


Sun, June 18, 2017
Father/Child: Patio-Daddy-O!
Backyard Grill Class with Dad on Fathers Day!


Sat, June 24, 2017   *ADULT/CHILD OPTION
Kids Cook Classic Italian:
Handmade Spaghetti & Meatballs


Sat, July 8, 2017

Baking Fundamentals: The Art of the Tart


Fri, July 14, 2017

Biscuits, Shortbread & Scones


Sat, July 29, 2017   *ADULT/CHILD OPTION

Market Fresh Cooking - Kid-Style!


Sat, August 12, 2017   *ADULT/CHILD OPTION
Asian “Take-Out” Fare


Sat, August 26, 2017
Rollin’ in the Dough: Intro to Bread-Making


*ADULT/CHILD OPTION = Adults are welcome to sign up       for a seat in this class with your Junior Chef.



Junior Chefs Academy Professional Culinary Arts Series: Fundamentals of Cooking
This 4-day series is for the young chef (ages 9-14) who is serious about learning to cook.  The curriculum is developed by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Packed full of intensive hands-on cooking that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, it’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary! Knife skills, sauces, meats and so much more.  Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class.  Visit for a full description of the topics & techniques covered each day.   Instructor: Chef Richard McPeake
Session #1:
     Mon 6/12, Tue 6/13, Thu 6/15, Fri 6/16
Session #2:
     Mon 7/24, Tue 7/25, Wed 7/26, Thu 7/27
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $440

Hey Mom: I’m Bringin’ Home Dinner All Week!
Yes, you read that correctly!  Not only will your child learn cooking skills but they will also bring home dinner for 4 each day! Entrées like Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Chicken & Biscuits and Sesame Noodles to name a few.  Plus side dishes and desserts to die for. Day 4 of each session will include a cupcake decorating competition. One of our most popular summer camps so register early.   Visit for the full menus for each session.  - Instructor: Chef Margo Mikkelson
Session #1:   Kid-Friendly Comfort Foods
     Mon 6/5, Wed 6/7, Thu 6/8, Fri 6/9  
Session #2:   Kid-Friendly Comfort Foods
     Mon 6/12, Tue 6/13, Wed 6/14, Thu 6/15
Session #3:   Junior Chefs Cook The Classics
     Mon 7/10, Tue 7/11, Wed 7/12, Thu 7/13  
Session #4:   Junior Chefs Cook The Classics
     Mon 7/17, Tue 7/18, Wed 7/19, Thu 7/20
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  $315 

(includes take-home dinner for 4 each day!)


Cooking with the Lara Sisters
Our own Lara Sisters (Chef Susy & Chef Vicky) will walk these junior chefs through some of their favorite dishes.  Each day they will visit a different part of the culinary globe to learn dishes like Lasagna, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chocolate Tiramisu and Tres Leches Cake.  We’ll even cover kid favorites like grilling, but we’ll show them the right way to do it!  Visit for the full menu and description of the class.  - Instructors: Chefs Vicky & Susy Lara
Session #1: 
     Mon 6/19, Tue 6/20, Wed 6/21, Thu 6/22
Session #2: 
     Mon 7/24, Tue 7/25, Thu 7/27, Fri 7/28
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $230


Eat Globally, Cook Locally
Kids will learn classic ethnic dishes with Chef Katie plus how to use ingredients commonly found in the Midwest to create them.  From Coconut Crusted Chicken and Italian Manicotti to Homemade Crepes and Crème Brulee.  Kids should bring their appetite to learn to cook!  Visit for a full description of the class and dishes to be taught  - Instructor: Chef Katie Newell
Mon. 6/26, Tue. 6/27, Wed. 6/28, Thu. 6/29  
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $230


Street Tacos to Stir-Fry: Cooking Around The Globe
It’ll be a summer stay-cation for the junior chefs as they “travel” with Chef Raven through various cooking styles and dishes from around the globe.  They will learn as they create dishes like Street Tacos, Fried Sweet Plantains, Pate a Choux, Asian Dumplings, Falafel and Fatouch.  All dishes are kid-tested favorites!   Visit for a full description of the class and dishes to be taught.  - Instructor: Chef Raven Naramore
Mon. 7/31, Tue. 8/1, Wed. 8/2, Thu. 8/3  
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  $230




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