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.
The Chef instructors for our 2021 Kids Chef Summer Camp program are Chef Laurel Gressett and Chef Alicia Fischweicher
Chef Laurel Gressett is a trained pastry chef with over 16 years in the food industry. Graduate of the University of Texas. After running a successful small food business she discovered her passion for teaching others to cook. She currently is an Advanced Culinary Arts teacher with the Leander School district where she loves teaching teenagers all about the joys of cooking. She is a native Austinite and former Montessori Guide who lives with her husband, son and 5 fur babies. When not teaching others to cook you can find her eating, cooking, reading, knitting and enjoying nature. Chef Laurel will be the lead Chef for all 9 weeks of 2021 Summer Camp.
Chef Alicia Fischweicher is originally from the Bronx, NY and has been living in Austin since 2011. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in New York and prior to that I received a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Chef Alicia's work experience is vast and includes time at Michelin rated restaurants, health food stores, catering, and culinary arts education. She particularly experienced with vegetarian and special needs diets. For the last four years, Chef Alicia is currently the Advance Culinary Arts Teacher at Del Valle High School.
We are excited and blessed to have these two highly talented Chefs supporting our summer camps this year!