This year's Camp will be available to reserve on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Looking forward to seeing you all during the summer!
Cook up something really fun this summer! Faraday’s Chef Camp, open to children ages 7-15, will take place at Faraday’s Kitchen Store in Bee Cave, Texas (Lake Travis) for 12 individual weeks beginning Tuesday, May 26th and ending on Thursday, August 13, 2020. All Chef Summer Camps are 4 days in length (Monday thru Thursday, except Week One which will be Tuesday thru Friday due to the Memorial Day holiday).
Morning Sessions (AM) will be geared toward kids ages 7-11, while the Afternoon Sessions (PM) will feature more advanced skills for kids ages 11-15. Each week will feature a distinct theme, and all recipes and activities for that week will reflect that theme.
Chef Summer Camp offers a wonderful opportunity for your children 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.
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.
Children can register for any number of weeks during the summer- pick one or two weeks, or sign up for all twelve! The cost for each one-week (4-Day) session is ONLY $259 per child. Each session can accommodate up to 12 campers. Payment is due in full at time of registration. Register online by clicking on the session(s) you wish to register for. If you wish to register for multiple sessions, just add them to your cart before checking out.
Once you have completed your purchase, we will call you within 72 hours to get your child's name, age, and any medical or dietary information we should have.
NOTE TO PARENTS: When arriving for camp, each child must have an apron, and be wearing closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Long hair must be tied back.
Each Camp will have an AM and a PM Session.
AM, for campers ages 7-11, will run from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm;
PM, for campers ages 11-15, will run from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Week 1 - May 26 - 29 Kitchen and Baking Basics #1
A great place to start! Dishes to be prepared include: Salads and Salad Dressings, Dessert Crepes, Custard/ Ice Cream, Pan Seared Chicken and Mushrooms, Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Steak with Compound Butter, Apple Pie, Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Cupcakes. (NOTE: THIS WEEK ONLY will run Tuesday- Friday, due to Memorial Day holiday.)
Week 2 - June 1- 4 Kitchen and Baking Basics #2
(A repeat of Week 1, due to popular demand.) A great place to start! Dishes to be prepared include: Salads and Salad Dressings, Dessert Crepes, Custard/ Ice Cream, Pan Seared Chicken and Mushrooms, Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Steak with Compound Butter, Apple Pie, Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Cupcakes.
Week 3 - June 8 - 11 Little Italy #1
Our most popular week! Learn to make Italian favorites, such as: Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs, Vegetable Lasagna, Homemade Pizza, Fresh Pasta, Pesto sauce, Cheese and Herb Ravioli, Homemade Sorbet, Tiramisu, Chocolate Chip Biscotti.
Week 4 - June 15 - 18 Brunch Specialties
Brunch is the perfect meal! Dishes to be prepared include: Quiche Lorraine, Egg and Green Chile Casserole, Homemade Granola, Crepes with Fruit and Whipped Cream, Stuffed French Toast, Blueberry Pancakes with Syrup, Austin Breakfast Tacos, Croque Monsieur, Smoked Salmon with Bagels.
Week 5 - June 22 - 25 Texas Heritage Week
We’ll honor the rich culinary heritage of this great state of ours! Dishes to be prepared include: Chicken Fried Steak, Beef Fajitas, Verde Chicken Enchiladas, Tres Leches Cake, Pumpkin Empanadas, Texas Sheet Cake, Shrimp Quesadillas, Cowboy Caviar, Big Tex Burgers.
Week 6 - June 29 - July 2 Baker's Corner #1
Who doesn’t love a little sweet treat once in a while? We’ll throw in a few savory dishes as well. Dishes to be prepared include: Lemon Tarragon Icebox Pie, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Truffles, Caramel Brownies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Red Velvet Cake, Quiche Lorraine, Italian Stuffed Bread, Savory Crepes.
Week 7 - July 6 - 9 Celebrating Southern Cuisine
Down-Home Southern Cooking at its best! Dishes to be prepared include: Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Biscuits, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Key Lime Pie, Hoppin’ John, Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes, Faux Pecan Pie (made with Pretzels!), Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding.
AM Session- (Ages 7-11)
Week 8 - July 13 - 16 Around the World in 4 Days
A sampler of international cuisines. Dishes to be prepared include: Spanakopita, Crème Brulee, Black Forest Cake, Guacamole, Sushi, Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki, Pierogi, Asian Stir Fry and Fried Rice, Murgh Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken).
Week 9 - July 20 - 23 Little Italy #2
Our most popular week! Learn to make Italian favorites, such as: Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs, Vegetable Lasagna, Homemade Pizza, Fresh Pasta, Pesto sauce, Cheese and Herb Ravioli, Homemade Sorbet, Tiramisu, Chocolate Chip Biscotti. This is a repeat of Week 3.
Week 10 - July 27 - 30 A Cook's Tour of the USA (Gluten Free)
Celebrating regional dishes from around the country! This week will be GLUTEN FREE. Dishes to be prepared include: One-Pot Enchilada Pasta, Turkey Chili, Pacific Salmon, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie, Banana Walnut Muffins, Quick Pickles, Southwestern Salad, Chicken Fried Steak and Apple Pancakes.
Learn to prepare fun treats that are perfect for a party or entertaining. Dishes to be prepared include: Sweet Potato Gratin, Texas Sheet Cake, Strawberry Shortcakes, Guacamole with homemade Chips, Crudité with Tzatziki and/or Hummus, Italian Pasta Salad, Stuffed Pork Loin, Risotto, Glazed Chicken and Shrimp Kebabs.
Week 12 - August 10 - 13 Baker's Corner #2
Who doesn’t love a little sweet treat once in a while? We’ll throw in a few savory dishes as well. Dishes to be prepared include: Lemon Tarragon Icebox Pie, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Truffles, Caramel Brownies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Red Velvet Cake, Quiche Lorraine, Italian Stuffed Bread, Savory Crepes. This is a repeat of Week 6.
All recipes and menus are subject to change at the chef’s discretion.
No nuts will be used in the preparation of any recipes for any session.
2020 Summer Camp Chef Instructors
Faraday's Kitchen Store employs a variety of chef camp instructors for Chef Summer Camp, all of whom have experience in children's culinary instruction, nutrition and food safety. We have 2 chef instructors work each camp.