Youth Programs


Clip art of a chef.2014 Kids’ Culinary Academy @ UW-L
students grades 6-8

  • Cooking | July 21-23, 2014 FULL
  • Baking*| July 24-25, 2014   
    (*Prerequisite, previously taken the Cooking class)

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At Kids Culinary Academy, our executive chefs and registered dietician will inspire your imagination and encourage your creativity as you create tasty delights, sumptuous delicacies and extraordinary dishes.

While learning food preparation skills is the main ingredient at the Culinary Academy, each session adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, a pinch of menu planning and laughter to taste.

At Kids Culinary Academy, imaginations are free to run wild as kids discover math, reading, health, time management, food chemistry and social skills through our hands-on cooking camp.

Bon appetite!

Child rolling out dough
Children peelling apples
Child chopping veggies
Child mixing batter
Child presenting decorated cake

Cooking
$215,
Includes diploma, apron, chef hat, lunches, snacks and dinner for two guests. Registration is limited to 15 young chefs.
Port O'Call, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse
Registration Deadline: July 7

Tentative Schedule:

Cooking - Day 1
Time Activity
8:45-9 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9-9:30 a.m. Getting to know your fellow campers
9:30-11 a.m. Introduction to Food Safety and Sanitation:
hand washing, basic food safety, tour kitchen, terminology, equipment and temperatures
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Knife Cuts/Cooking Techniques
12-1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1-2 p.m. Nutrition
2-3 p.m. Prepare Healthy Snacks
3-4:30 p.m. Cutting Fruit Techniques
4:30 p.m. Camper Dismissal
Cooking - Day 2
Time Activity
8:45-9 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9-11 a.m. Make Pizza Dough
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Cooking Test
12-1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1-2 p.m. Cooking Demo
2-4:30 p.m. Go over Recipes/Start Preparation for Big Dinner
4:30 p.m. Camper Dismissal
Cooking - Day 3
Time Activity
8:45-9 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9-10 a.m. Breakfast Ideas
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Etiquette/Table Setting/Serving your Guests
12-1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1-4:30 p.m. Prepare Big Dinner/Serve Big Dinner
4:30-5:30 p.m. Eating with your Family
5:30 p.m. Camper Dismissal

Baking*
$170, Includes diploma, baking tools, lunches and snacks. Registration is limited to 10 young pastry chefs.
(*Prerequisite, previously taken the Cooking class)
Port O'Call, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse
Registration Deadline: July 7

Tentative Schedule:

Baking - Day 1
Time Activity
8:45-9 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9-9:30 a.m. Getting to know your fellow campers
9:30-11 a.m. Introduction to Baking
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Making Pie Dough from Scratch
12-1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1-3 p.m. Making Apple Pies
3-4:30 p.m. Using Extra Pie Dough
4:30 p.m. Camper Dismissal
Baking - Day 2
Time Activity
8:45-9 a.m. Camper Drop Off
9-11 a.m. Baking Demo
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Preparing Cakes
12-1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1-2 p.m. Baking Cakes
2-4:30 p.m. Decorating Cakes
4:30 p.m. Camper Dismissal

Picture of scholarship burst.Scholarships:
Scholarships are available for financially disadvantaged students. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2014 Scholarship Application will be accepted until scholarship funds have been depleted. A minimum payment will be due at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be given minus $25 cancellation fee, if requests are submitted in writing to UW-La Crosse Continuing Education & Extension, 1725 State Street, 205 Morris Hall, La Crosse, WI 54601, and received no later than July 7. No refunds will be made in the case of non-attendance or cancellations after July 7. Substitutions will be accepted.

Registration implies permission for photos, publicity and inclusion in a participant list unless Continuing Education/Extension is notified in writing prior to the program.

To register or for questions: Continuing Education, 608.785.6504 or conted@uwlax.edu