Are you looking for something fun, educational, and really different for your kids to do this summer? Why not try enrolling them in a cooking camp.
The Essentials: July 11-15
During this week-long camp, kids will learn all about kitchen safety, proper food handling, preparation, and presentation, as well as table setting and manners. But that’s not all, explains No Thyme to Cook’s owner and chef Gwyn Novak, “We’re going to visit a local farm so the kids can see where their food comes from. Then we’ll browse the aisles of a grocery store to see how food is marketed and sold to us. We’ll also cook for a greater cause in which we’ll make lunch for the folks at Farming 4 Hunger so the kids get a bigger sense of the world beyond themselves. And finally, we’ll end the week with a luncheon that they prepare for their parents based on what they learned that week. We’re going to have a lot of fun.”
The Essential Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $425/chef. But if you bring a friend, you and the friend each receive $50 off of your registration.
The Adventurous Palate: Around the World in 5 Days: July 25-29
Take a trip around the world with us in just five days – a culinary adventure that is! Each day we’ll visit a different ethnic restaurant, get a tour of the kitchen with the chef and watch as he or she demonstrates how to make their favorite dish. Then the next day back in our kitchen, we’ll try our hand at re-creating it. From Mexican and Italian to Japanese and Thai – this will be an adventure you won’t want to miss!
The Adventurous Palate runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost for each week-long camp is $425/chef. But if you bring a friend, you and the friend each receive $50 off of your registration.
In addition to having a lot of fun, the young chefs will learn a skill that will last them a lifetime. “Research indicates that when kids help prepare a meal, they are much more likely to eat it, and it’s a useful skill that seems to build self-esteem,” Novak points out.
Cooking camps are designed for children ages 8-13. Each chef will receive a personalized apron, diploma of completion, a cookbook of all the recipes prepared throughout the week, and lunch each day.
To learn more about No Thyme to Cook’s cooking classes or to register, visit them on the web at www.NoThymeToCook.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/nttcook or call 443.624.5048 or email info@NoThymeToCook.com.