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Culinary Camp Description

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Do you have a budding chef or restaurateur looking for an exciting experience? Looking to grow your culinary skills so you can make more than just a dinner reservation? As you may have heard in the media, Virginia Tech students enjoy a wonderful dining experience during their time at college. We would like to share our award-winning skills with you and your family!  There are four different camps to choose from.

Please note: All Culinary Camps are day camps, no overnight accommodations will be provided. For all youth camps, Virginia Tech Dining Services will provide trained camp counselors to ensure the safety of your campers. All camps will require long periods of standing in a kitchen environment and campers will be expected to try all items prepared unless there are food allergy or intolerance concerns.

Culinary Camp for Adults

.  During the Culinary Camp for Adults, our Chefs will teach you basic knife skills and cooking techniques to help improve your home cooking skills and make you the star of your family's kitchen!

There are currently no Culinary Camp for Adults scheduled.

Basic Culinary Camp

Dining Services will host a five-day day camp from Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 5, 2015 on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus for students who are 10-14 years old. Virginia Tech Chefs will be teaching the basics, including cooking techniques, nutrition, food safety, and more. 

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Campers will:

–gain hands-on culinary training;

–learn to prepare different meals;

–learn kitchen and food safety;

–tour the kitchen facilities

–learn about nutrition

–and much, much more!  

 

Advanced Culinary Camp

From Monday, June 15 to Friday, June 19, 2015, Dining Services will host a five-day day camp for students who are 13-18 years old. Virginia Tech Chefs will be teaching advanced cooking techniques, food safety, knife skills, and more. Campers must have taken the Basic Culinary Camp as a prerequisite.

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Campers will:

–gain hands-on culinary training;

–learn advanced techniques on grilling, tempering, roasting, and more;

–learn kitchen and food safety;

–and much, much more!  
 

 

Advanced Culinary Camp: Baking/Desserts Edition

From Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7, 2015, Dining Services will host a five-day day camp for students who are 13-18 years old. Campers must have taken the Basic Culinary Camp as a prerequisite.


Camper will:

-learn about Baking Ingredients, equipment and culinary math.

-Basic and Classical Cakes

-Quick bread and yeast breads

-Pastry and Chocolates

-Individual Desserts

Registration and Payment for the Youth Camps

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Participants must register by April 15, 2015.  Each camp is $395/person and includes meals, a chef coat, and a chef hat. A $100 deposit is due upon registering for the event. Final payment of the remaining balance is due by May 25 for the Basic & Advanced Camp and by June 30 for the Advanced Camp: Baking/Desserts Edition. If final payment is not received by this date, the registration will be canceled so that a spot can be offered to others on the waiting list. If you need to cancel your registration, you will receive your deposit back if you cancel by May 15. After that, no refunds will be given. 
(Program and schedule is subject to change.)

 

Register by April 15, 2015.

Register here for the Basic Culinary Camp.

Register here for the Advanced Culinary Camp.

Register here for the Advanced Culinary Camp: Baking/Dessert Edition.

For more information, contact Jessica Filip at 540-231-9205 or jfilip@vt.edu.