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Faraday's Kitchen Store - 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738 - Call Us 512-266-5666
Faraday's Kitchen Store - 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738 - Call Us 512-266-5666

2021 Summer Camp Schedule

2021 Kids Chef Summer Camp in Austin, Texas

GREAT FUN and SKILLS that last a LIFETIME!

2021 Summer Camps are Now Open for Registration! Camps will take place in-store, with precautions being taken due to COVID-19.  Sign up on this webpage - See below.

Our 14th year of Summer Chef Camp, open to children ages 7-15, will take place at Faraday’s Kitchen Store in Bee Cave for 9 individual 4-Day Sessions, beginning May 31, 2021 and ending on July 29th, 2021. All Summer Camps run Monday thru Thursday.  Each week features a different theme and recipes that are related to that theme. We will be taking special precautions this year due to COVID-19; Please read the Procedures below for more information.  

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. 

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 for that week will reflect that theme.

Summer Camp Features:

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.

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.

Recipes and menus listed below are subject to change. NO NUTS will be used in the preparation of any dish.

Registration Information:

Children can register for any number of weeks during the summer- pick one or two weeks, or sign up for all nine! 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. 

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel with at least 7 day’s notice, we will fully refund your camp purchase.  If camp is cancelled for any reason with less than 7 days notice, we will issue a STORE CREDIT TOWARD FUTURE CAMPS, CLASSES OR MERCHANDISE, in the amount of one-half (50%) of the camp fee. 

 

2021 COOKING CAMP PROCEDURES with COVID-19 POLICIES

Due to COVID-19, some of our procedures have changed.  Please read carefully. 

Camp Participants must abide by the following rules:

  • Bring and wear their own face protection (mask) during hands-on portion of class. Campers will ONLY unmask when ACTIVELY eating or drinking
  • Submit to touchless temperature check at beginning of each session
  • Respect social distancing when unmasked
  • Use effective hand-washing and sanitizing procedures. Children could be required to wear kitchen safe gloves when handling uncooked food.
  • Wear closed toe shoes
  • Keep shoulder length or longer hair restrained (must be secured all around so No-Touch is needed)
  • Follow all directions from Chefs/Instructor and Cooking Class Assistants
  • All safety and sanitation regulations will be followed

We are sorry, but given the limited space in our Kitchen for social distancing, Parents and/or additional guests may NOT enter the Kitchen before, during or after class.  The campers will eat the meal they have prepared at the end of the camp session, and then be available for pickup. There will be no public sharing of the meal, and no to-go food will be permitted to be taken from class.  

An adult must pick each participant up at the end of each session from inside the store.  Arrangements can be made for Curbside pick-up if needed.

 

2021 Chef Summer Camp Sessions, Dates and Themes:

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. 

Please note, these menus may change at the chef's discretion.

 

Week 1, May 31- June 3.  Kitchen and Baking Basics.  

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.

AM Session - SOLD OUT

PM Session - SOLD OUT

 

Week 2, June 7- June 10. 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. 

AM Session - SOLD OUT

Pm Session - SOLD OUT

 

Week 3, June 14- June 17. 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.

AM SESSION - SOLD OUT

PM SESSION- SOLD OUT

 

Week 4, June 21- June 24. Good Ol’ Fashioned Southern Cooking.

Down-Home Southern Cooking at its best! Dishes to be prepared include: Shrimp and Grits, Fried 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 - SOLD OUT

PM Session - SOLD OUT

 

Week 5, June 28- July 1. Baker’s Corner. 

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. 

AM Session- SOLD OUT

PM Session  SOLD OUT

 

Week 6, July 5- July 8. 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. 

AM Session-SOLD OUT

PM Session- SOLD OUT

 

Week 7, July 12- July 15. Around the World in 4 Days. 

A delicious 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, Brazilian Churrasco (Grilled Meats).

AM Session - SOLD OUT

PM Session - SOLD OUT

 

Week 8, July 19- July 22. A Cook’s Tour of the USA- Gluten Free.

Celebrating regional dishes from around the country!  Dishes to be prepared include: New England Clam Chowder, Cincinnati Chili with Spaghetti, Pacific Salmon, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Sweet Potato Pie, Whoopie Pies, Quick Pickles, Fried Chicken, Chicken Fried Steak and Johnny Cakes. 

AM SESSION - SOLD OUT

PM SESSION- SOLD OUT

 

Week 9, July 26- July 29. Little Italy #2.  

Our most popular week- so fun that we do it twice!  This is a repeat of Week 2.  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.

AM Session - SOLD OUT

PM Session - SOLD OUT

 

No nuts will be used in the preparation of any recipes for any session.

2021 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.