Kids Culinary Camp

Date: Seven separate 5-day Sessions, June - August
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Each Day


– Waiting List available for all sessions – email

-2017 Best of Best Award Winner for Summer Camp by Charlotte Magazine  2017_Bobs_Cling-Plain


Session 0: June 19 – 23  (Age 7 – 12; 12 – 18) 9 am – 1 pm (*SOLD OUT)

Session 1: June 26 – 30 (Age 7 – 12) 9 am – 1 pm (*SOLD OUT)

Session 2: July 10 – 14 (Age 7 – 12) 9 am – 1 pm (*SOLD OUT)

Session 3: July 17 – 21 

Split Age Groups

(Age 7 – 12) 8 Capacity (*SOLD OUT)

(Age 12 – 18) 8 Capacity (*SOLD OUT)

9 am – 1 pm

Session 4: July 24 – 28  (Age 7 – 12) 9 am – 1 pm (*SOLD OUT)

Session 5: July 31 – August 4  (Age 12 – 18) 9 am – 1 pm (*SOLD OUT)

Session 6: August 7 – 11  (Age 7 – 12; 12 – 18) 9 am – 1 pm (*SOLD OUT)

*Please note space is limited (16) in all sessions. Please e-mail for questions and/or wait-list opportunities

**Session 3 is Split Age Group. A table of 8 of the younger grouping, and table of 8 of the slightly older group

***Session 0 and Session 6 are for ages 7 – 12; 12 – 18. We’ll split up amongst age once all sign-ups are received.

Welcome to our Kids Culinary Camps! Back for the 3rd year, each camp runs Monday – Friday from 9 am – 1 pm within our cooking space inside of Atherton Market in South End. We highlight all of our cooking classes by using local and organic ingredients. Our Kids Culinary Camps are meant to be more then your ‘cookie-cutter’ and “kitchy” cooking school. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen wants to teach the young chefs fantastic dishes!  We do kindly request that your child has some experience cooking with a parent in the kitchen before signing up.

On Friday afternoon – parents are invited to observe the end of class and enjoy lunch with their young chef.

Registering siblings? Let us know and receive a $25 discount off the total. Each child will receive an apron and recipe book to take home. And please let us know about any allergies as soon as possible.

Do you have a child who is on the age cusp one of the sessions? Call us and we’ll determine together the best place for them!

Pricing for each session is $400, which includes everything (including a daily snack). It’s best to sign-up early as our camps will sell out in advance. Please click here for registration!

Each day of the class will focus on a specific theme. This will include: 
Breakfast Day: Ricotta and Orange Stuffed French Toast with Homemade Strawberry Syrup; Veggie Omelets; Fresh Ground Turkey Sausage.

Campers will learn techniques of seasoning, sautéing, delicately cooking eggs and balancing temperature for stovetop cooking as well as grinding meat for fresh sausage. 

Asian Flavors Day: Noodle Stir Fry with Marinated Beef; Vegetable Fried Rice; Summer Rolls

Techniques in this class will be practicing knife skills, marinating meats, how to roll rice paper and working with common Asian ingredients.

Baking Day: Pastry Crust with Two Varieties of Tartlets; Chocolate Ganache; Vanilla Pastry Cream with Fresh Fruit; Homemade Ice Cream; Toffee Candy

Campers will learn how to make a flaky pastry crust, working with chocolate for a filling as well as a traditional Italian pastry cream. They will also learn about how sugar and butter work for toffee candy and make and flavor an ice cream base.

Caribbean Day: Marinated Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa; Cilantro Rice; Lime Infused Coconut Milk Panna Cotta; Fruit Popsicles

In this class campers will learn the techniques for marinating shrimp and using the grill, balancing sweet and spicy flavors in the salsa, cooking rice and making a sweet desert with coconut milk and gelatin. They will also prepare a fruit popsicle freeze overnight for the next day.

Southern BBQ Day: Roasted Chicken with Homemade Smoky BBQ Sauce; Cornbread; Cabbage Slaw; Potato Salad

Campers will prepare a delicious Summer BBQ meal to share with their family! Learning how to make BBQ sauce for basting roasted chicken, cast iron skillet cornbread and healthy versions of some classic sides. Finishing it off with popsicles!

*Additional Allergy Information:

We are happy to accommodate your child if they have a gluten intolerance. Please let us know the severity when signing up.

Asian, Caribbean, BBQ Days are completely Gluten Free!

Breakfast Day we can provide a bread alternative for the French toast and Baking Day we can make a substitute pie crust for the tartlets. Must let us know prior to the camp. Please click here for registration!

Testimonials from 2016:

“Rowan loved the trust the counselors gave her to prep and cook the food and learning about healthy and fresh cooking was a great bonus!”

– Mike M (parent)

“They LOVED camp and (without prompting) talked about how cool it was to do it all, start-to-finish. Not only did they enjoy a full day in the kitchen, but they loved the process of cooking and serving friends and family. Wow! I knew my children would enjoy cooking camp, but the recipes they came home with were fantastic! Easy recipes, yet solid kitchen skills will be part of our regular meal rotation.

They have made a few of the recipes already for us, but most importantly, their kitchen confidence and awareness has grown. You have absolutely helped our kids want something more than Lunchables (not that we’ve bought them, but they always “seemed” cool). The girls would much rather invent and make their own meals than buy a box. SUCCESS!!!!   ”

– Meghan A (parent)

“I loved the camp so much! It was my favorite camp all summer because of the awesome chefs running the camp. I never used be in the kitchen but now I am cooking every night. I learned all of my knife skills and vocabulary for all of the cooking terms. I can’t wait for my next class.

– Ryan S (camper)

“I was thoroughly impressed with the level of information and skills my child learned during Chef Alyssa’s camp.  He was motivated to continue cooking in the kitchen with me the rest of the summer!”
-Lori S (parent; Ryan’s Mom)