Tiny Chefs


All cooking camps are half-day. All half-day cooking camps must be combined with Gator Grab Bag classes to make a full-day. There is an extra charge for materials for all cooking camps built into the fee.

While exploring cultural and food related themes, Tiny Chef's program includes a foundation of learning that enhances what kids learn in their regular classrooms; organization skills, safety, nutrition, working as a team, cooperation, taking turns. Basic reading and math skills are used daily, as campers follow recipes, learn to measure, and double or half the amounts. Campers will learn how much fun it is to cook, as well as these joys of cooking: pride in creating a meal to share with others; creativity in putting their own special twist on a familiar recipe; new techniques and skills while working with familiar foods and exotic delicacies, and learning a life skill is useful every day! We hope all our Tiny and Gourmet Chefs, and their families enjoy the recipes we have included in their session. All students will receive an apron and cookbooks will be emailed after the session containing the recipes they have made, so that they may share their new skills with everyone at home. Send in a Tupperware container for your child to take home extra goodies from camp!  Please note: Tiny Chefs, Inc. is a nut-free company, but is unable to accommodate gluten, dairy, or egg allergies.

**Campers interested in taking cooking must choose either AM or PM double-period of cooking based on their grade (either grade 2-4 or grade 4-8), and cannot choose both in same week as themes repeat. Must add Gator Grab Bag classes to complete the day. For rising 2nd-8th grade campers only.

WEEK 1 Theme: Cupcake WARS  

(Cost $460 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)

Note: No held camp on Monday, June 19, 2023. Cupcakes are all the rage and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay!  If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you!  We’ll spend a few days on cupcake basics - measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle! Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!”.  May the best cupcake win! Half-day only. June 20-23.

WEEK 2 Theme: CUPCAKE WARS 2.0  (choose either AM or PM)

(Cost $575 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)

Cupcakes have been the baked item of choice for several years now, and the Tiny Chefs' version of Cupcake Wars has been so popular we have had to create a "sequel" in order to introduce new recipes and competitions. In Cupcake Wars 2.0, we have gathered cupcake recipes that double as breakfast foods or drinks (what?!?!), and that explore regional and international cuisines. On top of that we have included savory cupcakes! Don't worry, campers will still be competing in rotating small groups and learning decorating techniques. Half-day only. June 26-June 30.

WEEK 3 Theme: KIDS COOK-OFF (3 day camp)

(Cost $455 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)

Note: No held camp on July 3-4, 2023. Kid cooks, bakers and chefs have joined the ranks of elimination style cooking contests and here at Tiny Chefs we are getting in on the action! In this exciting session, campers will be separated into rotating teams and each team will create recipes that are judged by the instructors in a blind taste test with preset criteria. Each day the teams will create 3 items; 2 recipes will be a head-to-head competition making the same item. The 3rd item will be recipes that are similar but have slightly different ingredients--Farmers Market Pasta Salad vs. Pesto Pasta Salad with Summer Veggies, for example. May the best team win! Half-day only. July 5-7.


(Cost $575 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)  

If your Tiny Chef dreams of someday having their own restaurant, sign them up for this inventive summer camp! Each day the students will produce a different course (appetizer, soup, main dish or dessert) or an item from a certain cuisine and build a restaurant around it.  Over the course (no pun intended) of the session they will also be working on a final idea for their own restaurant, expanding on the types of foods their particular restaurant would serve based on the experiences they have had in class. Students will be introduced to a variety of cuisines, cooking skills and presentations throughout the week. Half-day only. July 10-14.

WEEK 5 Theme: CHOPPED (choose AM or PM)

(Cost $575 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)  

Chopped! is a favorite at Tiny Chefs! This camp combines recipes for every meal of the day, with the challenge of secret ingredients. Tiny Chefs start with recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but just when they're comfortable, here come the secret ingredients! They will have to adapt or get "Chopped!" Half-day only. July 17-21.


(Cost $575 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)

If your little baker has taken our Cupcake Wars' camp, then NAILED IT is the next camp for them! We will be decorating cupcakes into unique and artful creations all week long! Animal face cupcakes, floral cupcakes, and hamburger cupcakes are all on the menu this week. Does your kid love to dip their food? Chips in salsa, veggies in hummus, bread sticks in marinara sauce?  Half-day only. July 24-28.