The Cooking Camp Announcement You've All Been Waiting For!

May 7, 2019

It's camp season at Sweet Home Thai! This summer, along with ChefScape, we're hosting Sweet Home Junior Cooking Camp  (for rising 6th to 8th grades). If your child is interested in the world of cooking and wants to gain the building blocks that will make them amazing chefs, then you've found the right place! We're doing it all this summer and bringing dinner home to you!

If your culinary genius came to camp with me last summer then you know what you're in for; a week of delicious home made meals made by your own personal chef and presented to you each evening for dinner. Two birds...one stone. Fun camp for the kids...dinner for you. Parents were very impressed with the pride the kids had in presenting their dishes, each night, for the family meal.

As many of you have already heard, I've moved to ChefScape in Leesburg. This move will enhance the camp experience as the kids will get a chance to be in the middle of a real commercial kitchen with chefs cooking up various cuisines around them. Camp will take place in the teaching kitchen but there will be collaboration with the various chefs on premises.

 Dana's Cake Shoppe, ChefScape, Leesburg

Rooted and Bloomed, ChefScape, Leesburg

 Johnny Rays Sultry Soul Food 

 

I'm passionate about teaching kids basic cooking skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives. This camp will cover whole food recipes and techniques such as:

Knife skills

Table setting and etiquette

Kitchen safety and hygiene

Sauces

Dressings

Salads

Sides

Mains

Desserts

Sample menus to go home each evening for the family meal may include:

 

Baked Ziti

stuffed with Italian sausage, marscapone and spinach and a home made red sauce

Baguette 

with herbed butter

Cupcakes

~

Baked Salmon

with cilantro lime butter

Potatoes au gratin

Arugula salad

with poached egg and bacon

Caramel Bars

~

BBQ Chicken

with home made BBQ sauce

Roasted Corn

with Coconut cream

Israeli cous cous salad

with mediterranean vegetables

Gingerbread cookies

~

Macaroni and Cheese  

from scratch

Lemongrass Infused Iced Tea

Roasted broccoli

Blondies

 

My campers love the tasting, smelling and fun kitchen competitions but what they all agreed that their favorite was the Mystery Box Challenge that we hold on the last day of camp. Working in teams of two, they get to put the tools they've learned throughout the week, and their imaginations, into practice.  You never know what you'll get for dinner on Friday! We'll have guest Chefs do the team assisting and judging.

Details of camp are as follows:

 

Sweet Home Junior Camp (Rising 6th-8th grade)

July 22-26 

1:00-5:00 pm

Monday-Friday $495/camper

 

Camp includes:

-Dinner for four, nightly (Additional meals can be purchased for $10/person)(vegetarian option available)

-Instruction 

-All food and competitions

-Apron

-T-shirt

-Recipe book

-Snacks

-Certificate of Completion

As a Chef, Mother (yes, I capitalized that!), Girl Scout Leader and former Police Officer, I take a huge responsibility in the teaching of your children. Their safety, learning and above all, the joy they find in cooking are my top priorities during these camps. Thank you, in advance, for sending your kids to experience this week at ChefScape, where they can gain so many important life skills.

Register for camp HERE

 

 

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