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Kid & Teen Summer Camp Schedule 2019
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Kids' and Teens Cooking Classes 

We place more emphasis on food in our families these days. We want to know where our food is coming from, we know we should be able to pronounce each ingredient on the nutritional label and frozen dinners just don't cut it anymore. More parents are realizing that teaching their kids to cook helps prepare them for the future. Enrolling your child in a kid or teen cooking class or camp at The Chopping Block bring them one step closer.

Each kids' and teens' cooking class or camp includes a hands-on lesson on ingredients, sanitation, organization and cooking techniques.

All Kids & Teen Camps are held at Lincoln Square.

Is your teen ready to take their culinary skills to the next level? We now have two different Teen Boot Camps to challenge your young chefs! 

 

Kids & Teen Summer Camps 2022

 

Kids

Kids 3-Day Baking and Pastry Mini Camp

We welcome kids ages 7 to 11 to join us for a three-day mini camp featuring baking and pastry techniques that can easily be recreated at home for friends and family. We will focus on following recipes, proper measuring, classic techniques, presentation, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new flavors.

Day 1: Quick Breads and Short Pastry

  • Mini Lemon Pound Cakes with Vanilla Glaze
  • Banana Bread Muffins
  • Chocolate Chip Scones

Day 2: French Pastry

  • Cream Puffs with Pastry Cream
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Palmier Cookies

Day 3: Fruit Desserts

  • Apple-Oatmeal Cookies 
  • Mixed Berry Pavlova with Whipped Cream
  • Individual Peach Cobblers

Register for Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8 9am-11:30am SOLD OUT

 

Kids Camp: Global Cuisine

We welcome kids ages 7 to 11 to join us for a five-day camp, featuring hands-on cooking, learning and lots of eating! We will focus on cuisines and ingredients from around the world, following recipes, classic techniques, presentation, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new foods and flavors.

Day 1: Mexico

  • Guacamole with Homemade Tortilla Chips
  • Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Salsa Roja
  • Individual Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries

Day 2: Italy

  • Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
  • Individual Neapolitan Pizzas
  • Summer Berry Crostata with Gelato

Day 3: France

  • Croque Monsieur (Ham and Gruyere Cheese Griddled Sandwich)
  • Roasted Potatoes with Creamy Herb Dipping Sauce
  • Lemon Pot de Crème with Raspberries

Day 4: Japan

  • Tempura Green Beans with Soy Dipping Sauce
  • Sushi: Maki Rolls with Tuna and California Rolls with Avocado
  • Matcha-Sesame Cookies

Day 5: Spain

  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates
  • Black Bean and Cheese Empanadas
  • Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce with Grilled Bread
  • Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding with Cinnamon and Vanilla)

Register for Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26 9am-11:30am

Register for Monday, August 22 - Friday, August 26 1pm-3:30pm

 

Kids Camp: Baking and Pastry

We welcome kids ages 7 to 11 to join us for a five-day camp featuring baking and pastry techniques that can easily be recreated at home for friends and family. We will focus on following recipes, proper measuring, classic techniques, presentation, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new flavors.

Day 1: Quick Breads and Short Pastry

  • Mini Lemon Pound Cakes with Vanilla Glaze
  • Banana Bread Muffins
  • Chocolate Chip Scones

Day 2: French Pastry

  • Cream Puffs with Pastry Cream
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Palmier Cookies

Day 3: Cookies and Bars

  • Buttery Madeleines with Powdered Sugar
  • Lemon Bars with Oat Crumble
  • Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Day 4: Cakes

  • Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream 
  • Chocolate Flourless Cake with Raspberry Sauce
  • Vanilla Cake Pops with Sprinkles

Day 5: Fruit Desserts

  • Apple-Oatmeal Cookies
  • Mixed Berry Pavlova with Whipped Cream
  • Individual Peach Cobbler

Register for Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29 9am-11:30am SOLD OUT

Register for Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29 1pm-3:30pm SOLD OUT


Teens

Teen 3-Day Gluten Free and Veggie Mini Camp

We welcome kids ages 12 to 16 to join us for a three-day mini camp, featuring seasonal and delicious gluten-free and vegetarian recipes that can be easily recreated at home. We’ll focus on gluten and meat substitutes, knife skills, classic techniques, organization, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and creativity.

Day 1: Breakfast

  • Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Pumpkin and Brown Sugar Muffins
  • Buckwheat Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
  • Tempeh and Potato Breakfast Bowls with Scrambled Eggs

Day 2: Lunch

  • Potato-Leek Soup with Roasted Poblano Peppers
  • Quinoa, Avocado, Chickpea and Cucumber Salad with Feta Vinaigrette
  • Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies
  • Pomegranate Oolong Iced tea 

Day 3: Dinner

  • Gluten Free Pizza with Homemade Tomato Sauce
  • Grilled Vegetable Antipasto Salad with Pesto Drizzle
  • Crispy Fried Cauliflower Fritters
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake  
  • Italian Cream Soda with Blackberry Syrup

Register for Wednesday, July 6 - Friday, July 8 1:30pm-4:30pm

 

Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry

We welcome kids ages 12 to 16 to join us for a five-day camp, featuring approachable-yet- sophisticated desserts that can easily be recreated at home. We will focus on classic and modern techniques, proper measuring, organization, presentation, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen and creativity.

Day 1: Quick Breads and Short Pastry

  • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping
  • Lemon-Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze
  • Peach-Vanilla Bars 
  • Sesame-Garlic Bread Sticks
  • Homemade Pie Dough 

Day 2: French Pastry Techniques

  • Crêpes Suzette
  • Eclairs with Pastry Cream and Chocolate Sauce
  • Tart Normande Aux Pommes (Apple Custard Tart)

Day 3: Dough Day

  • Cinnamon-Sugar Babka
  • Zeppole (Ricotta-Lemon Fritters)
  • Cream Cheese and Fruit Danishes with Puff Pastry 
  • Focaccia with Pesto and Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Day 4: Chocolate Desserts

  • Chocolate Ganache Tart
  • Chocolate-Toffee Chewy Cookies
  • Chocolate Crème Brûlée
  • White Chocolate Blondies

Day 5: Fruit Desserts

  • Berry Bomb Cupcakes with Fruit Filling and Mascarpone Frosting
  • Pavlova with Strawberries and Cream
  • Banana ‘Nilla Pudding
  • Take-Home Refrigerator Peach Jam

Register for Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15 9am-12pm SOLD OUT

Register for Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15 1:30pm-4:30pm SOLD OUT

Register for Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12 9am-12pm SOLD OUT

Register for Monday, August 8 - Friday, August 12 1:30pm-4:30pm SOLD OUT

*Please note our kitchens are not a gluten or nut-free environment.

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“The Chopping Block has long been regarded as one of the best places for novice chefs to learn how to cook. Their stellar reputation extends to their kids' camp program.” - Make It Better Magazine

Read more about our camps in Make It Better magazine.