Tiny Chefs

Half-Day & Full-Day COOKING CAMPS BY TINY CHEFS (GRADES 2-8) 

All cooking camps are half-day except weeks 1 & 3,  which are full-day. All half-day cooking 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, (except weeks 1 & 3) 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: The Great Cupcake Challenge  (FULL-DAY ONLY)  (Cost $472)

Note: No held camp on June 20, 2022. Formerly known as Cupcake Wars. 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 three 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! Full-day only. June 21-24.

WEEK 2 Theme: Cooking Around the World  (choose either AM or PM)

(Cost $539 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)

It is said that if you want to learn about a country you should start with the food. So during this week of camp our Tiny Chefs will learn how to create the cuisines of multiple countries. We will be cooking up some of the fabulous flavors of Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Mexican & French foods and also learning about some of the cooking techniques & ingredients that make them unique. Come join us as we expand our world and our palates! Half-day only. June 27-July 1.

WEEK 3 Theme: Master Chef  (FULL-DAY ONLY)  (Cost $472)

Note: No held camp on July 4, 2022. Never have food challenge shows been so popular and Master Chef is a favorite here at Tiny Chefs! We like it so much that we decided to base a whole week long camp on the concept. Our version has the added twist of focusing on different cuisines every day of the camp. So, each day the Tiny Chef campers will be presented with 3 or 4 ingredients, which reflect these different cuisines--French, Italian, Mexican, Asian and "All-American". Using those ingredients and working within those cuisines, they will challenge themselves to make mouthwatering specialties, traditional favorites and explore new ingredients, tastes and combinations. Full-day only. July 5-8.

WEEK 4 Theme:  The Great Food Truck Race (choose AM or PM)

(Cost $539 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)  

If your Tiny Chef dreams of someday having their own restaurant or food truck, 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 creative food truck around it.  Over the course (no pun intended) of the session they will also be working on a final idea for their own food truck, expanding on the types of foods their particular restaurant on wheels 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 11-15.

WEEK 5 Theme: The Great Cupcake Challenge (choose AM or PM)

(Cost $539 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)  

Formerly known as Cupcake Wars. 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 three 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! Join us! Half-day only. July 18-22.

WEEK 6 Theme: Dips and Donuts  (choose AM or PM)

(Cost $539 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)

Does your kid love to dip their food? Chips in salsa, veggies in hummus, bread sticks in marinara sauce? How about dipping donuts in glazes and toppings?  In this fun, nutritious and delicious camp, the Tiny Chefs will do all of that! Savory recipes like Mexican Layered Dip or Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Wonton Wrappers will be made side-by side with Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts and Pumpkin Donut Holes with Cinnamon Topping. These are just a few of the types of recipes your Tiny Chef will enjoy as they dip and dunk (and bake and blend) their way through our newest camp! Half-day only. July 25-29.