Kids Cookin’ in the Kitchen in Seattle

16th Annual Kids Culinary Camps Get Underway for Summer

For the 16th year, Blue Ribbon Cooking and Culinary center is offering their popular kid’s culinary camps.  Always overflowing with eager chef-wannabes, “campers” ages 7 to 18 not only learn basic culinary skills and from-scratch recipes, but also such basics as kitchen knife skills.  Blue Ribbon is located on the shore of Lake Union at 2501 Fairview Ave. E., Seattle, Washington  98102.  This year’s camp schedule is:

CLASSIC CULINARY CAMP (4 Days, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday)

This camp takes a brief sojourn into ethnic foods, and then focuses on practical meals and homemade favorites – dishes which are particularly good for young people needing to keep costs down. Each young chef will rub elbows with several professional chefs all week long, becoming competent and proficient in the kitchen by actually practicing hands-on culinary skills with them for five hours a day.

Junior:  Ages 7 – 13     Camp Dates: June 28 – July 1; July 19 – 22; August 16 – 19

Senior: Ages 14 – 18    Camp Dates: June 21 – 24; August 2 – 5

For All Ages:                 Camp Date:   August 23 – 26

$400 Camp Fee

$250 Supply Fee* includes:

 personalized chef’s jacket

 professional-quality chef’s knife

 Blue Ribbon electronic cookbook

 diploma

 daily lunch

 a student’s ticket for Thursday Nights Graduation Dinner

Thursday Night Graduation Dinner 6:30 pm

BAKING AND PASTRY CAMP (4 Days, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday)

Learn how to bake from scratch (and not just pies and cakes).  Each aspiring chef will grab a rolling pin and put on an apron as they sift, whisk, knead, mix and measure, creating savory and sweet creations from scratch. Skills learned will include everything from the basics of proper measuring and correct utensil use to cake creations, flaky pie crusts, the basics of working with yeasted dough and much more.

For All Ages:                 Camp Dates:  July 12 – 15; July 26 – 29; August 9 – 12

$400 Camp Fee

$250 Supply Fee* includes:

 personalized chef’s jacket

 baking utensil collection

 a professional baking cookbook

 diploma

 daily lunch

 daily culinary ingredients

 a student’s ticket for Thursday Nights Graduation Dinner

Thursday Night Graduation Dinner 6:30 pm

MOM AND ME (3 Days 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Young chefs: bring a parent, grandparent, or caregiver and learn together how to make fun and healthy meals that the whole family will love. Adults, bring your child and help them to gain some self-sufficiency in the kitchen while you simultaneously gain some independence. Each session ends with a delicious lunchtime feast of all the dishes created in class.

For All Ages:               Camp Dates:  June 28 – 30; July 19 – 21; August 2 – 4

Camp Fee:

$275 per each pair of adult and child

$125 for each additional family member

$50 supply fee* per person (child and adult)

Includes daily lunch and recipe packets

ADVANCED FRENCH CULINARY WORKSHOP (4 Days  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday)

Students that have attended a Blue Ribbon summer camp, or the equivalent, qualify for this advanced course on classic French cooking. Traditional French techniques are considered to be one of the world’s most refined and elegant culinary styles. Additionally, French cooking has been a major influence on virtually all Western cuisines. Learning objectives for this camp:

1. Students will be able to execute most traditional French culinary techniques, learn exceptional knife skills and be able to make the five classic (mother) sauces.

2. Students will learn good menu design and be able to create a cohesive menu from unlimited recipe resources.

3. Students will be able to make shopping lists from those recipes, coordinate the execution and timing of those recipes, and plate and garnish their creations.

4.  As a graduation project students will work in small groups to completely design, cook and serve a seven course meal (including starter, salad, pasta, homemade sorbet, entrée, dessert, and cheese course) to their family and friends at the Graduation Dinner

For All Ages:               July 26 – 29

$500 Camp Fee

$300 Supply Fee* includes:

 an advanced cookbook

 knife case

 knife sharpener

 diploma

 daily gourmet lunch

 daily culinary ingredients

7 Course Thursday Night Graduation Dinner 6:00 pm

ADVANCED COOKING WITHOUT RECIPES (4 Days  9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Monday – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday)

Previous attendees of a Blue Ribbon summer camp, or the equivalent, qualify for an advanced course.Cooking Without Recipes will make it possible for each student to venture into the kitchen and create a delectable meal without recipes. Class starts with an outline of basic ingredients – items that are recommended to always be stocked in a home pantry. Each “chef” will learn the elements of traditional, contemporary and classic ethnic flavor combinations, and through brainstorming exercises, learn to be creative with them. By the end of the session, all participants will gain the confidence needed to create interesting and innovative food so they can bring new flavors and dishes to share at the family dinner table. This camp culminates with a 7-course Graduation Dinner on Thursday night that will be conceived throughout the week.

For All Ages:               Camp Date:  August 16 – 19

$500 Camp Fee

$300 Supply Fee* includes:

 a cooking without recipes text book

 knife case

 knife sharpener

 diploma

 daily gourmet lunch

 daily culinary ingredients

7-Course Thursday Night Graduation Dinner 6:00 pm

Any 2 siblings registered for any camp, receive 15% discount off of each.  Only one discount is applicable per child.  For information, sample curriculums or to register online, go to www.blueribboncooking.com, call (206) 328-2442 or e-mail info@blueribboncooking.com


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