Junior Chef Camp 2011

I’ve been meaning to share some of the experiences from this years Summer Cooking Camps.  Every summer, Easter, mid-term I run cookery camps for children between 6 and 14 years of age.  They come to my kitchen for 2.5  – 3 hours every day for a week, where they have hands-on cookery lessons, garden sessions and dining experiences!  It all started in summer 2009 with a one week course.  This summer I had 3 consecutive weeks of cookery camps.  The interest in teaching our children to cook is growing!

Some of the wonderful things about teaching children to cook is their enthusiasm, their willingness to get their hands, arms, face, clothes…… in there, their creativity (adding pictures below) and the happy look on their faces when the end product is edible! Sometimes they eat a bit there and then, but mostly they just want to bring the result to their parents/family to show what they’ve done and sample it together.

A typical day at cooking camp would be:

  • Feed the hens and check for eggs
  • Gather some veggies and herbs for cooking
  • Hands-on session
  • Healthy Snack
  • Finish cooking/baking
  • Identifying herbs session
  • Home
So if you were at cooking camp this summer here are some of your photos.  Well done!

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