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.
We will have several Chef instructors for our 2020 Kids Chef Summer Camp program. Currently, Chef Laurel Gressett and Chef Aslan Hollier are currently signed up to assist. We will be announcing the remaining instructors shortly.
Chef Laurel Gressett is a trained pastry chef with over 15 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 9 of the 12 weeks; Weeks 2 through Week 10.
Chef Aslan Hollier will be participating in all twelve weeks of 2020 Summer Camp on Monday and Tuesday. Chef Aslan attended the Texas Culinary Academy, Le Cordon Bleu, receiving his certificate
of Culinary Arts in 2009.
Since then he
has worked with Austin Catering in a variety of capacities.In addition, he is an actor, writer and
producer, working with children at the Kids Acting Studio and the Paramount
Academy for the Arts: Literacy to Life Program.