Tiny Chefs


**NEW in 2020: All cooking camps are half-day except week 3, which is 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 week 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: Cupcake Wars  (choose either AM or PM) 

(Cost $465 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)

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! Half-day only. June 15-19.

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

(Cost $465 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 22-26.

WEEK 3 Theme: American Picnic  (FULL-DAY ONLY)  (Cost $400)

Note: No held camp on July 3, 2020. American cuisine is inspired by cultures around the world but has become uniquely and deliciously its own!  For most Americans, nothing says summer like Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Potato Salad. And while some of those items are definitely on our All American Summer Menu, we are also going to explore American cuisine from sea to shining sea, from Southern BBQ to California’s twist on the BLT to the countrywide favorite Strawberry Shortcake! Come dive into summer with Tiny Chefs-- It will feel like the 4th of July all week! Full-day only. June 29-July 2.

WEEK 4 Theme: Restaurant Creation (choose AM or PM)

(Cost $465 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 6-10.


WEEK 5 Theme: Let's Make Everyday a Holiday (choose AM or PM)

(Cost $465 for 1/2 day cooking + 1/2 day Gator Grab Bag classes)  

Holidays conjure up memories and nostalgia and so much of it is food related! Get ready for a week of delicious celebrations as we whip up everything from Thanksgiving sides to Valentine’s Day desserts, and even some Cinco de Mayo entrees – plus much more! What could be more fun than enjoying Halloween treats in the summer? Join us! Half-day only. July 13-17.

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

(Cost $465 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 20-24.