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Kid & Teen Summer Camp Schedule 2019


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! 

Teen Boot Camp 1: Kitchen Concepts

In this week-long Boot Camp, the Chopping Block's seasoned chefs will teach teens, ages 12 to 16, essential cooking techniques and share kitchen wisdom that will stay with them for a lifetime. Students will become proficient at making sauces, knife skills, meat and vegetable cookery, making dough and baking. Additionally, they will understand the hows and whys of cooking, preparing them for a future of confidence in the kitchen. 

Day 1: Breakfast and Brunch

  • Over Easy Eggs with Oven-Roasted Breakfast Potatoes, Peppers and Onions
  • Minty-Melon Fruit Salad
  • Eggs Benedict with Homemade English Muffins, Poached Eggs and Hollandaise  
  • Apple and Fennel Turkey Breakfast Sausage
  • Homemade Granola-Yogurt Parfaits with Dried Cherries and Chocolate 
  • Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry and Vanilla Glaze  

Day 2: American Basics 

  • Knife Skills Lesson
  • Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken and Homemade Ranch Dressing
  • Creamy Tomato Soup with Garlic-Herb Croutons
  • Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Aioli
  • Carrot and Parsnip “Fries”
  • Lemon Cake with Warm Blueberry Sauce

Day 3: Vegetarian Italian  

  • Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Antipasto
  • Fresh Fettuccine Primavera with Pesto
  • Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Involtini with Roasted Tomato Sauce 
  • Risotto with Mushrooms and Wilted Kale
  • Herb and Goat Cheese Polenta Cakes with Balsamic Glaze
  • Zabaglione with Macerated Stone Fruit

Day 4: Outdoor Grilling

  • Quinoa Grain Bowls with Chickpeas, Grilled Summer Vegetables, Grilled Avocados and Green Goddess Dressing
  • Grilled Flatbread with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Mozzarella
  • Grilled Beef and Veggie Skewers with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
  • Grill-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
  • Grilled Corn Salad with Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese  
  • Wood Fired Chocolate-Toffee Brownies with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream 

Day 5: Southern Comfort

  • Watermelon, Tomato and Mint Salad 
  • Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo with Steamed Rice 
  • Cheesy Grits 
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Blackened Fish with Cajun-Creole Spice Blend
  • Creamy Cabbage and Carrot Slaw
  • Banana Pudding with ‘Nilla Wafers    

Register for Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1 9am-3pm SOLD OUT

Register for Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5 9am-3pm


Teen Boot Camp 2: International Adventure

 In this week-long Boot Camp, the Chopping Block's seasoned chefs will teach teens, ages 12 to 16, essential cooking techniques from around the world and share kitchen wisdom that will stay with them for a lifetime. In this global voyage, students will become proficient at making sauces, knife skills, meat and vegetable cookery, understanding worldly culinary traditions, identifying herbs and spices, making dough and baking. Additionally, they will understand the hows and whys of cooking, preparing them for a future of confidence in the kitchen. Teen Boot Camp 1 is not a prerequisite for Teen Boot Camp 2.

Day 1: Spain

  • Baked Goat Cheese with Tomato Sauce
  • Tortilla Espanola with Aioli  
  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates
  • Fresh Tomato, Cucumber and Herb Gazpacho
  • Shrimp and Chorizo Paella
  • Churros with Cinnamon Sugar

Day 2: India

  • Red Lentil Dal with Raita
  • Samosas with Coconut-Cilantro Chutney
  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice
  • Saag Paneer (Sautéed Spinach with Fresh Cheese) 
  • Whole Wheat Chapati
  • Mango Lassi

Day 3: Greece

  • Spanakopita Pie
  • Greek Villagers Salad with Feta Vinaigrette
  • Avgolemono (Chicken Soup with Lemon and Orzo)
  • Gyros with Homemade Pita and Tzatziki Sauce
  • Roasted Potato Wedges
  • Orange Semolina Cake with Whipped Cream

Day 4: Latin

  • Chicken Tortilla Soup and Quesadillas with Homemade Flour Tortillas
  • Mexican Shrimp Cocktail with Avocados and Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Caribbean-Spiced Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaves 
  • Tostones (Fried Plantains)
  • Rice and Black Beans
  • Guava Bars with Shortcake Crust

Day 5: Asia

  • Shrimp Pot Stickers with Carrot-Ginger Salad
  • Steamed Chicken Buns with Hoisin Dipping Sauce 
  • Shanghai Noodles with Ground Beef, Green Peppers and Tomatoes
  • Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy, Bamboo Shoots and Mushrooms with Steamed Rice
  • Mochi with Mango Ice Cream

Register for Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22 9am-3pm

Register for Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19 9am-3pm

Our Teen Camps are recommended, but not required as prerequisites for this program. Students will work in groups. All Teen Boot Camps will be held at Lincoln Square.  1-week cancellation policy.

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