Kids Cooking Programs
Winter 2017 After School Kids Cooking Camp
Once again Chelsea Community Kitchen will be offering its after school kids cooking program this winter January through February. The program takes place once a week for a period of six weeks beginning January 17. These six fun-filled sessions will offer experience in learning to cook, expanding knowledge about basic kitchen skills, food safety, and healthy foods. Classes are offered for grades 1-3 and 4-6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will meet after school at the Beach Middle School Food Lab. Chelsea students can ride the bus to Beach as they would normally—and get off there to look for the “CCK Chef” who will meet them each week. Students will gain hands on experience working in groups of 2-4 to prepare fun new recipes. Register now, $100 for all 6 sessions.
Grades 1-3: Thursdays January 19 – February 23
Grades 4-6: Tuesdays January 17 – February 21
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at the Beach Middle School Food Lab
$100 for all 6 sessions. Scholarships available.
Grades 1-3 (Six weeks on Thursdays, beginning January 19th, 2017)
The theme of this year’s camp is “Comfort Food Bonanza”. You will work in small groups to make chicken noodle soup, mac and cheese, waffles with fresh fruit, Mexican lasagna, Better Biscuits with strawberry chia jam, and more. The focus will be on making and eating healthier versions of your favorite foods, while you learn and practice cooking skills. Join us for good food and good fun.
Grades 4-6 (Six weeks on Tuesdays, staring January 17th, 2017)
Are you ready to get saucy? Each week you will make a different sauce, and use it to create a tasty, healthy dish. Once you know how to make these sauces, you will be able to create all kinds of wonderful foods. This class will be taught on two levels simultaneously, one for novice cooks where you will cook in small groups, and one for the more seasoned cooks who are ready to follow recipes with minimal instruction.
Register and pay online via paypal. Fill out the form below and follow the link to pay with credit card. OR you may mail your payment of $100.00 for all 6 sessions to Chelsea Community Kitchen at PO box 534, Chelsea MI 48118.
Summer 2016 Programs
CCK expanded its summer programming in 2016 with a Summer Chef’s Club for grades 7-9 in addition to the popular Kids Cooking Summer Camp for grades 1-6.
Good Eats Cafe – Kids in grades 1-6 experienced a week of cooking and eating tasty, healthy food. Along the road they made stops at the Produce Yard, Protein Junction, The Healthy Hotel, The Spice Shop and the Bakery. A different stop each day focused on a different food group or cooking technique. As always in this fun camp, students learned and practiced basic kitchen skills and food safety guidelines during the 3-hour program.
Summer Chef’s Club -Students practiced making food both tasty and attractive (Art), and learned some of the chemistry of cooking (Science). Students prepared a complete meal, toured a farm, and prepared and shared a special meal using techniques they learned with an invited guests.
Kids Cooking Camp, Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Five 3-hour class sessions, sign up for one, two, three, four, or five). Grades 1-3 meet 9am-noon OR Grades 4-6 meet 1-4 pm. $25/3-hour class session includes all supplies and food cost. Register HERE.
Chef’s Club, Monday-Wednesday, July 25-27. Three 6-hour sessions (with break for bag lunch onsite) for grades 7-9. Meets 9am-3:30 each day. $150 for 3-day workshop includes all supplies and food cost. Register HERE.
Winter 2016 After School
CCK offered it’s first after school program this winter beginning the end of January and running into March. A shorter version of the popular summer camp, students will rode the bus to Beach like they usually do, but instead of boarding their bus for home, they met the “CCK Chef” and spent one afternoon a week for 6 weeks in the Beach Food Lab .
These six fun-filled sessions will offer experience in learning to cook, expanding knowledge about basic kitchen skills, food safety, and healthy foods.
Learn to measure, mix and make fun, healthy food.
Kids will learn basic kitchen skills as well as kitchen safety using healthy foods. The after school classes will focus on cooking techniques that can be used to make more that just the things we make in the class. Each class will feature a specific principle for each of these categories: Measure, Mix, Make. Students will learn one principle each week in each category really well, so they can not only make the healthy, fun recipes at home, they can use the principles to make other things as well.
Tentative plans to hold this again in the fall are being discussed. If interested, contact CCK at email@example.com.
2015 Summer Camp
Summer adventures in healthy cooking and good eating benefited over 30 children with our 4th annual cooking camp on July 20-24, 2015, at Beach Middle School. We’ll announce info about the 2016 program in the spring.
This year’s theme was “Cooking Around the U.S.A.” featuring recipes from every region of the country. Teacher Judy Radant lead sessions featuring healthy foods, and each day included practicing kitchen safety, keeping food clean (sanitation), cooking techniques, clean-up, and following directions.
This year’s CCK Kids Cooking Camp will be a culinary tour around the U.S.A.
Friday: Hawaiian Islands
Students who are attending Kids Cooking Camp for the first time will learn the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety and cooking cleanly, while cooking yummy, healthy foods. Students who have attended camp before will be challenged by new cooking techniques and foods.
Attendees can register for all week, or for individual days. Campers who complete all 5 days will earn a Junior Chef award.
Held in cooperation with Chelsea Community Education, you can register your child (grades 1-6) for sessions to learn about food and how to prepare it at their website.
Grades 1-3, 9am-noon
Grades 4-6, 1-4 pm
For those who need full day care, a half day option for Camp Gabika is available. See the Chelsea Community Education registration link to register.