Kids Cooking Camps
We’re cooking up delicious eats and sweets all summer long at our week-long summer kids cooking camps in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Connecticut! Each week of class will focus on a different fun theme and a variety of skill sets will be taught. For more information on each theme, see below.
Our themes are created for ages 3-10 and have “kick it up” and “take it down” a notch listed on each recipe to vary the difficulty level of each recipe. Campers of all ages enjoy our half or full day summer cooking program!
Camp Themes Include
If your little baker has taken our Cupcake Wars’ camp, the Art of Cupcakes is the next camp for them! We will be decorating cupcakes into unique and artful creations all week long! Animal face cupcakes, floral cupcakes, and hamburger cupcakes are all on the menu this week.
***All campers must take our Cupcake Wars camp before registering for this camp - to understand all basic measuring, mixing, and piping skills.***
Turn your favorite breakfast dishes into the main event as dinner options. How about a cheddar-chive frittata with fresh salsa? Or Brunch pasta with bacon and eggs? Maybe you’d prefer a more traditional French toast, dressed up with bananas and blueberries? Any way you slice it your little chef will love tucking into these comforting breakfast classics.
Never have food challenge reality shows been so popular and Chopped! is a favorite here at Tiny and Gourmet Chefs! We like it so much we decided to base a whole week long camp on the concept. Our version has the added twist of focusing on different cuisines every day of camp. So, each day the Tiny and Gourmet Chef campers will be presented with a basket with 3 or 4 ingredients, which reflect these different cuisines—French, Italian, Mexican, Asian and “All-American”. Using those ingredients and working within those cuisines, they will challenge themselves to make mouthwatering specialties, traditional favorites and explore new ingredients, tastes and combinations.
It is said that if you want to learn about a country you should start with the food. So during this week of camp our Tiny and Gourmet Chefs will learn how to create the cuisines of multiple countries. We will be cooking up some of the fabulous flavors of Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Mexican & French foods and also learning about some of the cooking techniques & ingredients that make them unique. Come join us as we expand our world and our palates!
Cupcakes are all the rage and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay! If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you! We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics-measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle! Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!” May the best cupcake win!
Does your kid love to dip their food? Chips in salsa, veggies in hummus, bread sticks in marinara sauce? How about dipping donuts in glazes and toppings? In this fun, nutritious and delicious camp, the Tiny Chefs will do all of that! Savory recipes like Mexican Layered Dip or Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Wonton Wrappers will be made side-by side with Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts and Pumpkin Donut Holes with Cinnamon Topping. These are just a few of the types of recipes your Tiny Chef will enjoy as they dip and dunk (and bake and blend) their way through our newest camp!
This Tiny Chefs progressive skills program introduces students to fundamental skills, concepts and techniques that become increasingly more complex as the week progresses. Students will be asked to demonstrate skills learned before moving on to more challenging techniques. At the end of the program, students will be able to prepare a complete meal with a variety of different cooking techniques.
Your favorite comfort foods have secretly gotten a makeover! We're adding additional nutrients and removing some of the less healthy ingredients but keeping all the delicious flavor! Spaghetti (Squash) and Meatballs, Chocolate Chip Blondies (with chickpeas), and Veggie Tots are just a few of the yummy recipes we will be whipping up! Healthy recipes that even the pickiest eaters can't help but love
Cookin’ Up Creativity at Headfirst Summer Camps
From mastering the perfect pancake to creating edible artwork, this week will inspire campers to evaluate, experiment, and explore the world of food! While helping a fictional restaurant owner revamp his menu, campers will have the opportunity to test recipes, conduct nutritional experiments, design menus, and run their own restaurant while acting in the roles of maître d, waiters, chefs, menu curators, and patrons. Bon appetit!
Expert Workshop: Cooking Workshop with Tiny Chefs
(This camp is available for rising 2nd-3rd graders, the week of June 24-June 28th, in NW DC (St. Albans School), Bethesda (Mater Dei School), Alexandria (Episcopal High School), and Oakton (Flint Hill School.)
This week students will push the limits on the snack concept and prepare a variety of wholesome, delicious, and unique nibbles. This is not your mother’s PB&J! Chefs will prepare a variety of bite-sized munchies like chicken salad cups, homemade granola bars, veggie nachos, roasted red pepper hummus with homemade pita chips, and more. No one will go hungry this week!