The Sancoche Cooking Camp is offering one week of cooking camp for aspiring chefs.
We are accepting a maximum of eight (8) children for camp on a first come, first serve basis.
These camps are designed as cooking 'boot camps' for young people who are genuinely interested in the culinary arts. The camps are very intensive with a lot of instruction, personal attention, food and fun.
August 26th - 29th Ages 9-13 (max 8 aspiring chefs)
What our week will look like
Each child will be able to invite ONE special person to partake in our meal beginning at 4:00-5:30PM
More about this year's camp
If your child has taken my camp previously I am sure they have been taking detailed notes since last summer with food entries, recipes, questions, plate designs and everything food (wink-wink). This years camp will be distinctly different from last years camp in both the overall focus and types of foods and also the field trip.
I am providing a snack each day that your camper is with us. I try to change things up a bit and give them food experiences, so please ask your children to be open to trying new and exciting food experiences. This is a big part of this camp - trying everything!
Cost for the Sancoche Cooking Camp is $375 per child which includes snacks each day, ice cream, juice & water for our field trip and a meal for ‘a special person’ on our last day of camp.
After purchasing a camp for your child, you will be emailed a camp waiver/registration form, which must be completed to attend the camp.
I cannot wait to cook with your child/children this summer!
With Vivacious Vegetarian in mind think grilled asparagus with a hollandaise (a mother sauce) drizzle or an grilled heirloom tomato & fresh cherry salad in a tomato essence broth, fresh fruit hand pies and grilled and caramelized peach ice cream.
I am a classically trained in French cooking so our focus will be working with fresh food, grilling techniques, the five Mother sauces and the basics of French cooking as a foundation. Students will have ‘homework’ and some Internet research during camp (trust me, they will be excited to do this homework).
Sancoche Cooking Camp will be held at my HOME in Berkeley Heights. After all, Marcella Hazan (the famous Italian cookbook author and teacher) began giving cooking lessons in her apartment in New York City. And so did Patricia Wells (another cookbook author and teacher) who opens up her farm house in Provence each summer for cooking classes.
This year, I am excited to have my daughter Lucia as my assistant who is going into her Junior year of high school while attending UCVTS in Scotch Plains. Her focus is Culinary Arts and Hospitality. She recently returned from a cooking camp at Drexel University so she will be sharing some of what she learned.