Eat Like a Family
Learning how to cook is a great way to get kids to try new foods, and even gain enough confidence to start cooking at home for their family. Our Junior Chef Camps feature a class size of only 12 students, so everyone gets the one–on–one attention they deserve.
Our curriculum takes your junior chef on a culinary journey around the world. Our students learn how to grill, sauteé, poach, bake, chop, and more. Each day, your junior chef will learn how to prepare 2–3 dishes. At Create, we care about the social and environmental impact of the food we eat. That’s why we emphasize the importance of minimizing food waste, and enjoying a meal with friends and family.
Below is sample of the variety of cuisines your junior chef will create. We want to expose your junior chefs to a variety of flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques. Menus are subject to change based on availability and seasonality of some items, and we’ll always make sure we work around your child’s dietary needs as necessary.
House made dough, marinara, white sauce, cured meats, and seasonal vegetables.
Fresh made fettuccine with baby summer vegetables and basil pesto.
Grilled Shrimp Salad
Tortilla bowl, jicama mango slaw, guacamole with Cholula lime vinaigrette dressing.
Marinated crispy pork belly, crema, cotija, and charred tomatillo salsa.
Crispy puff pastry with ratatouille, with baby arugula and orange vinaigrette dressing.
Stewed tomato, provencal white bean, with a lemon herb gremolata.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the camp?
Each camp is 5 half-days, Monday through Friday. Every week we will offer both a morning and afternoon camp for different age groups.
You want my kids to play with knives and fire?
When working with knives, steam, and fire, safety is always our top priority. Your student will be taught how to navigate a kitchen safely, use a knife correctly, and handle hot pans confidently. Each class has a 6:1 student to chef ratio, ensuring that everyone has both a delicious and safe time.
What age ranges are you enrolling?
We have divided the camp into two sections. Students from 3rd–5th grade in one, and students from 6th–8th grade in the other.
When do classes begin?
Our summer camps runs from June – August. Students in the AM section will need to arrive by 7:45am for our 8am – 11am morning classes. Students in the PM section will need to arrive by 11:45am for our 12pm – 3pm afternoon classes.
What will my junior chef learn?
Our curriculum takes your junior chef on a culinary journey around the world. Our students learn how to grill, sauté, poach, bake, chop, and more. Each day, your junior chef will learn how to prepare 2–3 dishes. At Create, we care about the social and environmental impact of the food we eat. That’s why we emphasize the importance of minimizing food waste, and enjoying a meal with friends and family.
How many students are enrolled in each week–long session?
To ensure that everyone has a great time, and ample hands–on instruction, we limit our sessions to 12 students.
My student has allergies, can they still attend the camp?
Our menus are tailored to accommodate most allergies. Please contact us directly for more information.
How much does the camp cost?
Each camp is $300 per student.
By April 1, 2019, if the class attendance is below 50%, then Create has the right to cancel the Junior Chef camp. We will notify you of this change and will provide a full refund.
Junior Chef Camp 2019 Schedule
What People Are Saying
He gave us the confidence to take more risks in our kitchen and try things that we were previously intimidated by. This was a special night for us and we can’t wait for the next experience with Chef Ras. By far one of the best experiences for the dollar spent.
Diego has a great sense of humor and a lot of patience. Everyone in the room learns something, from proper knife skills for the beginner to technique and time saving tricks for experienced cooks. I encourage you to take a class with him; you will learn something and have lots of fun in the process.
Thanks for a wonderful way to start the day guys. The food was so friggin delicious (and loved my mimosas). Can't wait to come back!!
We learned how to make risotto and homemade gnocchi which both turned out wonderful. The chefs were great as well and I actually learned quite a lot! We will definitely be coming back and look forward to seeing what other classes they offer! Definitely recommend.
Wonderful chefs... so informative and personable! I plan on making cooking classes a regular date night in the future. So fun!
Chef Ras and Chef Diego have created a unique cooking experience where we were able to learn new skills, ‘create’ an incredible meal from different countries, and guided us through a step-by-step process while allowing us to have fun with friends at the same time.
We learned some new tips and skills, learned how to make homemade pasta and had a blast. All of the food was delicious and best of all was that they cleaned the kitchen afterwards!
A great experience! They taught our entire family to make one of the best steaks I have ever had!
Such amazing people and an awesome experience!!
I had a great evening at the French Bistro cooking class last night. Ras was so friendly and informative. Food was delicious!!