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Important Cancellation Information

All Kids Culinary programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Each registered participant will receive a full refund. We regret that we won't be able to share our love of cooking and baking with you and hope you will consider re-enrolling next year. 

If you have an interest in art,  Art Adventures Camp  will take place in August 2020.

Advanced Cooking: July 13–14, 2020

Following the theme of "Foods of Mexico", participants will learn advanced cooking skills integral to creating delectable Mexican specialties including: fresh tortillas and chips, horchata, salsas, enchiladas and more. 

For youth entering grades 6–10 in the fall. 

  • Important for youth entering grades 6 and 7: Cooking is a prerequisite if you wish to enroll in Advanced Cooking.
Location:  Times

Student Union
521 East Avenue North
La Crosse, WI 54601

 - Classes: Room TBD
 - Dinner Finale: Room TBD

July 13: 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
July 14: 8:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Agenda: Advanced Cooking

Day 1: July 13, 2020

8:45–9 a.m.  Camper drop-off
9 a.m.–Noon 

Get to know your fellow campers
Introduction to food safety and sanitation

  • Hand washing
  • Basic food safety
  • Kitchen Tour
  • Terminology
  • Equipment 
  • Temperatures
  • Knife cuts/cooking techniques
  • Campers prepare their own meal for lunch
Noon–1 p.m.  Lunch
 1–2 p.m.  Prep vegetables using knife skills
2–3:30 p.m. 
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • Prepare health snacks
3:30 p.m.  Dismissal

Day 2: July 14, 2020

8:45–9 a.m.  Camper drop-off
9 a.m. –Noon 
  • Demo stations for appetizer party
  • Serving Etiquette
Noon–1 p.m.  Lunch
1–4:30 p.m.  Review recipes and prepare for the big event
4:30–5:30 p.m.  Party: Serve your family, eat and enjoy
5:30 p.m.  Dismissal