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Kids' Culinary Academy 2023: All Things Appetizers

June 28–30, 2023
For kids entering grades 6–8 in the fall

Join us on a culinary adventure! Kids' Culinary Academy 2023's theme is, All Things Appetizers. 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. Following the theme of All Things Appetizers, participants will gain cooking skills, learn to make classic appetizers and exciting dishes to share when entertaining in the future!

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 hands-on camp!


  • Three days of hands-on cooking instruction and practice
  • Learn from UW-La Crosse chefs 
  • Lunch included each day
  • Final day culminates in a "grand finale" appetizer dinner (each registration includes one guest ticket, additional guest tickets are available for purchase)