Kids' Culinary Academy 2022: Foods of Mexico 

Regions of ItalyJoin us on a culinary adventure! Kids' Culinary Academy 2022's theme is, Foods of Mexico. Our executive chefs, sous chefs and registered dietitian will inspire your imagination and encourage your creativity as you create mouth-watering delights, sumptuous delicacies and extraordinary dishes.

While learning food preparation skills is the main ingredient at Kids' Culinary Academy, each session will also add a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, 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 three hands-on camps!

Session 1: June 28, 2022

8:45 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. – Camper Drop-off Student Union 3314

9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. 

  • Icebreakers: Getting to Know One Another
  • Introduction to Food Safety and Sanitation: Hand washing, basic food safety, terminology, equipment and temperatures
  • A Cut above the Rest: Knife cuts/Cooking techniques
  • Kitchen Tour

12:00–12:30 p.m.

  • El Almuerzo: 30-minute lunch in Student Union 

12:30–3:00 p.m.

  • Dinner Demo
  • Clean Cut: Prepping Vegetables Using Learned Knife Skills
  • The More you Know! Nutrition Knowledge
  • Thinking Healthy: Preparing Healthy Snacks

3:00 p.m. End of Session

Session 2: June 29, 2022

8:45–9:00 a.m.    Camper drop-off 

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.    En la Cocina: In the kitchen time

12:00–12:30 p.m.    El Almuerzo: 30-minute lunch in Student Union

12:30–3:00 p.m. 

  • Sweet Tooth: Dessert Demo
  • Spice It Up! Go over Recipes/Create Master Prep List Dinner

3:00 p.m. – End of Session

Session 3: June 30, 2022

8:45–9:00 a.m.

         Camper drop off

9:00 a.m. –Noon

  • Breakfast Ideas
  • Etiquette
    • Table Setting
    • Serving Your Guests

12:00–1:00 p.m.

         Lunch in Student Union

1:00-4:30 p.m.

         Final Preparations for Dinner

4:30-5:30 p.m.

         Eating with your family

5:30 p.m.  End of Session