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Kids Chef Summer Camp in Austin, Texas

2024 Chef Summer Camp is OPEN for registrations!

**If the session you'd like is sold out, please email us at with your name, phone, and the sessions for which you'd like to be waitlisted. **

Great Fun and Skills that will last a lifetime!

Our 17th year of Summer Chef Camp, open to children ages 7-15, will take place at Faraday’s Kitchen Store in Bee Cave for 10 individual 4-Day Sessions, beginning Monday, June 3, 2024 through Thursday, August 8, 2024. All Summer Camps run Monday thru Thursday, and each week features a different theme and recipes that are related to that theme.   

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 and a Kitchen Assistant work each camp. 
Morning Sessions (AM) are geared toward kids ages 7-11 and run from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. 
Afternoon Sessions (PM) feature more advanced skills for kids ages 11-15 and run from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.



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.  Give your child skills that they’ll use for a lifetime!

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 CHALLENGE” 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 of them! Each session can accommodate up to 12 campers. Payment is due in full at time of registration; we cannot hold any spaces without payment.

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.  Please make sure you are registering for the right age group for your child.

Once you have completed your purchase, we will contact you by email 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 days’ notice, we will fully refund your camp purchase. If camp is cancelled for any reason with less than 7 days but more than 48 hours' notice, we will issue a STORE CREDIT in the amount of one-half (50%) of the camp fee TOWARD FUTURE CAMPS, CLASSES OR MERCHANDISE. Camps cancelled with less than 48 hours notice are nonrefundable.



At this time, we are not requiring that each child bring and wear a face mask.  We will review our policy on COVID protections before camp begins in June and may decide to alter the policy depending on the COVID situation at that time. 

Camp Participants must abide by the following rules:

  • Respect social distancing between groups.
  • Use effective handwashing 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 touching 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.  Again, this policy will be reviewed before Camp starts and may change. 

An adult must accompany each participant into the store each day and pick them up at the end of each session inside the store. Campers need to be signed in and out of camp. 

2024 Summer Camp Sessions 


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. 

These menus may change at the chef's discretion.


Week 7, July 15-18. Around the World in 4 Days. 

A delicious sampler of international cuisines. Dishes to be prepared may 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 (Ages 7-11) - SOLD OUT!

PM Session (Ages 11-15) - SOLD OUT


Week 8, July 22-25. Good Ol’ Fashioned Southern Cooking.

Down-Home Southern Cooking at its best! Dishes to be prepared may 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- BUY NOW - 1 Seat Remains



 Week 9, July 29- August 1. Little Italy #2.  

A second chance to enjoy 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 10, August 5-8. Baker’s Corner #2. 

Here’s a second chance for the bakers! 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 may include:  Lemon Tarragon Icebox Pie, Strawberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Truffles, Caramel Brownies, Snickerdoodle Cookies, Red Velvet Cake, Quiche Lorraine, Italian Stuffed Bread, Savory Crepes.  




**If the session you'd like is sold out, please email us at with your name, phone, and the sessions for which you'd like to be waitlisted. **

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