2015 Summer Kids Camp

We are excited to share with you our 2015 Kids Chef Camp schedule. Our goal this summer is to have lots of fun and provide an experience that will inspire all campers to explore the wonderful world of food. Read our 2013 write-up in the Austin American Statesman around Faraday’s Summer Camp.


Cook up something really fun this summer! Faraday’s Kids’ Chef Camp, open to children ages 7-15, will take place at Faraday’s Kitchen Store in Bee Cave for 10 individual weeks beginning June 8, 2015 and ending on August 13, 2015. All Kids Camps are 4 days in length (Monday thru Thursday).  SELECT below which Summer Kids Camp Week (s) you would like to attend! Camp will be taught for the third year by Chef Larson Washington, who, in addition to his chef training, is also a teacher and coach with seven years of experience in the Austin ISD.  Morning Sessions (AM) will be geared toward kids ages 7-12, while the Afternoon Sessions (PM) will feature more advanced skills for kids ages 11-15. Choose the session time that best fits your child!

Camp Features:

Summer Kids Camp offers a wonderful opportunity for your childen to learn HANDS ON how to cook and prepare meals, while learning kitchen skills, proper sanitation, menu development and nutrition.  In addition, 3-4 recipes a day will be prepared. Cooking instruction will be hands-on, and at the end of the week, campers will receive recipes via email. Light meal provided, but please have your children eat before attending camp. The focus is on skills and teamwork, as campers learn to work the stations of a high-performing professional kitchen. Our kitchen will feature three different Cooking Stations: Grill/Saute, Pantry (or Cold Preparation), and Bakery. Campers will work in small teams, mastering a different station each day. They will take turns being Team Leader as they prepare several dishes daily. The week will end with a Young Chef Challenge featuring a “MYSTERY BASKET” where they will use their creativity and advanced cooking techniques to create their own dishes! Their dishes will be evaluated based on taste, appearance and creativity.

Registration Information:

Children can register for any number of weeks during the summer- pick one or two weeks, or sign up for all eight! The cost for each one-week (4-Day) session is ONLY $199 per child. Each session can accommodate up to 12 campers. Payment due in full at time of registration. Plus, don’t forget to purchase your official Kids Chef Camp Apron.

Session Information:

There will be two sessions of camp per week. Morning Session (AM) – will run from 9:30 am to 12:30 OR Afternoon Session (PM) from 1:30 pm to 4:30.   Each week will feature a theme, and all recipes and activities for that week will reflect that theme.

How to Sign-Up:


Step 1: Select your 2015 Camp Week(s) and Session (AM or PM).
Step 2: Print, Complete and Sign the

Step 3: Drop SIGNED Parent Registration Form OFF at Faraday’s and Make Payment of $199.  If you wish, forms can be faxed to 512-266-5903 and then payment can be received over the phone. Payments will not be accepted until Parent Registration Form is complete.  Payment must be made to secure space in camp.
Step 4: Bring Camper to class 5 to 10 minutes early, Prepared* for Chefs Camp.  *Please refer to Dress Code Section in Parent Registration Form (important).  Parents or legal guardians will be required to sign Campers in and out each day.
Chef Graduation will take place the last 30 minutes of the final day of each session.  Parents are welcome to attend. Each new Chef will receive a certificate of completion for their completed curriculum.   

2015 Summer Kids Camp Sessions, Dates and Curriculum:

Each Camp will have an AM and a PM Session


Week One June 8 – 11 Kitchen and Baking Basics. Menu includes: Various Omelets, French Toast, Crepes, Various Lunch Sandwiches/Hoagies, Assorted Pizzas, Pasta with Marinara, Pesto and Alfredo Sauces, Quesadillas, Queso and Salsa, Basic Vinaigrette, Corn Dogs, Chicken Noodle Soup, Basic Cakes, Cinnamon Rolls, Apple Pie, Chocolate Truffles, Crème Brulee, Citrus Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Homemade Ice Cream, Fruit Tart, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Cheesecake, Chocolate Tipped Cookies, Scones, Berry Cobbler. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Two June 15 – 18 Let’s Throw a Party! Menu includes: Deviled Eggs, Taco Popcorn, Stuffed Cupcakes, Crab Cakes, Chicken Tacos, Summer Fruit and Yogurt, Bruschetta, Sugar Cookies, Salmon and Asparagus, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Chocolate Molten Cakes, Fresh Lemonade, Blueberry Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Brownies, Peach Cobbler, Biscotti, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bread Pudding, Elephant Ears, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Three June 22-25  A Tex-Mex Fiesta.  Menu includes: Street Tacos, Nachos, Tex-Mex Chili, Pico de Gallo, Gorditas, Chalupas, Barbacoa, Chicken Enchiladas, Various Burritos, Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Quesadillas, Guacamole, Salsa and Homemade Plantain Chips, Flan, Sopapillas, Empanadas, Tres Leches Cake, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Key Lime Cupcakes. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Four June 29 – July 2 Restaurant Battle and Cooking Show. This week will be filled with a variety of food challenges for our young chefs, including working as a group to create a restaurant, mystery basket challenges, food games, quizzes, and more.  There is no set menu- the chefs will be creating their own dishes with a wide variety of ingredients.  We recommend that kids who are signed up for this week already have some basic kitchen experience. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Five July 6 – 9 Holiday Treats and Traditions. Menu includes: Pot Roast, Turkey and Stuffing, Stuffed Pork Loin, Fried Chicken, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Vegetables, Potatoes Duchesse, Sweet Potato Gratin, Potato Salad, Sweet Potato Pie, Various Cakes and Cookies, Eggnog Ice Cream, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Sweet Kugel, Potato Latkes, Strawberry Shortcake, Hot Cross Buns, Hoppin’ John, Baklava. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Six July 13 – 16  Cook Your Way Around the World. Menu includes: Asian Stir Fry, Various Gluten Free Pastas, Garden Salads, Vinaigrettes, Potato Salads, Brazilian Churrasco (grilled meats), Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers, Cuban Style Beans and Rice, Hummus, Pesto, Indian Curry, West African Spicy Beef Stew, Shrimp and Cheddar Grits, Eggs Benedict, Gluten-Free Pizzas, Seafood Boil, Pancakes, Various Desserts.  THIS WEEK IS GLUTEN FREE! AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Seven July 20 – 23 A Week in Little Italy. Menu includes: Pasta with Alfredo and Marinara Sauce, Mussels and Linguini, Meatballs, Fried Ravioli, Caprese Salad, Pesto, Pasta Salad, Panna Cotta, Various Pizzas, Roasted Flatbread, Baked Ziti, Lemon Tilapia with Roasted Tomatoes, Italian Cream Cake, Tiramisu, Assorted Cakes and Cookies. AM- SOLD OUT;  PM- SOLD OUT
Week Eight July 27 – 30 Restaurant Battle and Cooking Show #2.  Just as in Week Four, this week will be filled with a variety of food challenges for our young chefs, including working as a group to create a restaurant, mystery basket challenges, food games, quizzes, and more.  There is no set menu- the chefs will be creating their own dishes with a wide variety of ingredients.  We recommend that kids who are signed up for this week already have some basic kitchen experience. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Nine August 3 – 6 Good Old Fashioned Southern Cooking. Menu includes: Shrimp and Grits, Seafood Gumbo, Cajun Pasta, Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Biscuits, Coleslaw, Homemade Onion Rings, BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Corn Dogs, Texas Chili, Turkey and Stuffing, Hamburgers, Double Stuffed Baked Potatoes, French Fries, Club Sandwiches, Milk Shakes, Strawberry Shortcake, Various Cobblers, Banana Pudding, Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT
Week Ten August 10-13 Our Texas Heritage. Menu includes: BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Texas-style Breakfast Tacos, Enchiladas, Texas Chili Dogs, Peach BBQ Chicken, Cowboy Ribeye Steak, Chicken Fried Steak, Spicy Catfish Tacos, Catfish Po’ Boy, Crab Cakes, Big Texas Burgers, Fruit Kabobs, Stuffed Peppers, Peach Cobbler, Biscotti, Basic Bread, Kolaches, Bread Pudding, Carrot Cake, Cupcakes, Cheesecake, Local Vegetables, Austin Enchiladas. AM- SOLD OUT; PM- SOLD OUT

Summer Kids Camp Special: Sign up two or more siblings for same session and get $10 OFF for each child. Recipes and menus are subject to change. No nuts will be used in the preparation of any recipes for any session.

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