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Kids' Culinary Academy

July 17–19, 2017 | Cooking

July 20–21, 2017 | Baking

Students entering grades 6-8

2015-Kids-culinary-photoBon appetite!

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.

WXOW.com | News 19 | La Crosse, Wis. | Kid's Culinary video | July 28, 2015

WKBT-TV | News 8 | Kids Culinary video | July 28, 2015

La Crosse Tribune | Kids in the Kitchen at UW-La Crosse article | July 28, 2015

Cooking

$235, includes diploma, apron, chef hat, lunches, snacks and dinner for two guests. Registration is limited to 15 young chefs. 
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Baking (no pre-requisite)

$190, includes diploma, baking tools, lunches and snacks. Registration is limited to 10 young pastry chefs. 
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Cooking schedule:

Cooking | Day 1 | July 17, 2017
Time Activity
8:45–9 a.m. Camper drop off
9–9:30 a.m. Getting to know your fellow campers
9:30–10:30 a.m. Introduction to Food Safety and Sanitation: 
hand washing, basic food safety, tour kitchen, terminology, equipment and temperatures
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Knife Cuts/Cooking Techniques. Kids will prepare their own meal for lunch.
12–1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1–2 p.m. Nutrition knowledge, trivia game, and fruit carving demonstration
2–3:30 p.m. Prepare healthy snacks
3:30–4:30 p.m. Food garnishing
4:30 p.m. Camper dismissal
Cooking | Day 2 | July 18, 2017
Time Activity
8:45–9 a.m. Camper drop off
9 a.m.–12 p.m. Italian theme: Make Pasta Dough, make homemade sauce(s) and meatballs
12–1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1–2 p.m. Dessert demo
2–4:30 p.m. Go over recipes/start preparation for Big Dinner
4:30 p.m. Camper Dismissal
Cooking | Day 3 | July 19, 2017
Time Activity
8:45–9 a.m. Camper drop off
9–10:30 a.m. Breakfast ideas
10:30 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 schedule:

Baking | Day 1 | July 20, 2017
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 | July 21, 2017
Time Activity
8:45–9 a.m. Camper drop off
9–11 a.m. Baking with chocolate demo
11 a.m.–12 p.m. Baking cakes
12–1 p.m. Lunch in Galley
1–2 p.m. Chocolate Mousse
2–4:30 p.m. Finishing cakes to take home
4:30 p.m. Camper dismissal

Registration

Fee:

Cooking

$235, includes diploma, apron, chef hat, lunches, snacks and dinner for two guests. Registration is limited to 15 young chefs.

Baking

$190, includes diploma, baking tools, lunches and snacks. Registration is limited to 10 young pastry chefs.

Important:

To ensure the health and saftey of all children, each child must submit a health form prior to the event.

  • Health forms must be emailed to: conted@uwlax.edu
  • Submit your form a least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event
  • Include the name of the program your child will attend in the body of your email
  • Children who do not submit a form will not be allowed to participate

Registration deadlines & cancellation:

Registrations are accepted until July 3, 2017 or until enrollment is reached.

Cancellation policy:

Substitutions welcome. Full refund less $25 processing fee two weeks prior to event, no refunds thereafter. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: conted@uwlax.edu.
 
Registration implies permission for photos, publicity and inclusion in a participant list, unless Continuing Education/Extension is notified in writing prior to the program:conted@uwlax.edu.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for financially disadvantaged students. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2017 scholarship applications are accepted until scholarship funds have been depleted. A minimum payment is due at time of registration.

Return this scholarship application and financial information to: 

UW-La Crosse Continuing Education
205 Morris Hall, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
conted@uwlax.edu

You must complete the scholarship application form and attach:

  • First page of your 2016 Federal Income Tax Form (child must be listed as exemption) or letter of explanation if one was not filed. This requirement may be waived if you provide a letter from child's school indicating the child received *free* meals at school. Once this is verified, you are responsible for 15% of the tuition fee for one program, payable at time of registration, not including supply/equipment fees.
  • Student's current grade report (must be in good academic standing)

Incomplete applications are not processed. Notification of scholarship decision and registration instructions will be sent on May 1, 2017. Scholarship application deadline for summer programs (June-August) is April 1, 2017.

Everyone is expected to pay at least 15% (rounded to the nearest dollar) of the cost of the program. Scholarships are good for one Continuing Education youth program per year only and does not include supply/equipment fees. Scholarships are not available for programs $300 or more.

Insurance:

Participants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as limited accident insurance is provided by UW-La Crosse.

Questions:

For questions or additional information contact 608.785.6500 or conted@uwlax.edu.

Continuing Education/Extension 
2015-kids-culinary-2-photoUW-La Crosse 
1725 State St., 205 Morris Hall 
La Crosse, WI 54601 
866.895.9233 

Important:

To ensure the health and saftey of all children, each child must submit a health form prior to the event.

  • Health forms must be emailed to: conted@uwlax.edu
  • Submit your form a least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event
  • Include the name of the program your child will attend in the body of your email
  • Children who do not submit a form will not be allowed to participate

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for financially disadvantaged students. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. 2017 scholarship applications are accepted until scholarship funds have been depleted. A minimum payment is due at time of registration.

Return this scholarship application and financial information to: 

UW-La Crosse Continuing Education
205 Morris Hall, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
conted@uwlax.edu

You must complete the scholarship application form and attach:

  • First page of your 2016 Federal Income Tax Form (child must be listed as exemption) or letter of explanation if one was not filed. This requirement may be waived if you provide a letter from child's school indicating the child received *free* meals at school. Once this is verified, you are responsible for 15% of the tuition fee for one program, payable at time of registration, not including supply/equipment fees.
  • Student's current grade report (must be in good academic standing)

Incomplete applications are not processed. Notification of scholarship decision and registration instructions will be sent on May 1, 2017. Scholarship application deadline for summer programs (June-August) is April 1, 2017.

Everyone is expected to pay at least 15% (rounded to the nearest dollar) of the cost of the program. Scholarships are good for one Continuing Education youth program per year only and does not include supply/equipment fees. Scholarships are not available for programs $300 or more.

General information

Insurance:

Participants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as limited accident insurance is provided by UW-La Crosse.

Questions:

For questions or additional information contact 608.785.6500 or conted@uwlax.edu.

Continuing Education/Extension 
2015-kids-culinary-2-photoUW-La Crosse 
1725 State St., 205 Morris Hall 
La Crosse, WI 54601 
866.895.9233 (toll-free)

Important:

To ensure the health and saftey of all children, each child must submit a health form prior to the event.

  • Health forms must be emailed to: conted@uwlax.edu
  • Submit your form a least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the event
  • Include the name of the program your child will attend in the body of your email
  • Children who do not submit a form will not be allowed to participate