The Mad Table's Culinary Camp

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My Culinary Camp for kids (6-11) and teens (12-15) resumed this week for 2021 and I can’t tell you just how excited I was to be back to some form of normalcy. This past year has been trying for most of us and I personally looked forward to getting back to life pre-pandemic and to see my youngsters again!

I have never shared this with you all, but I started my camp 5 years ago because, as Home Economics teacher, I could see the huge need for the kids to have an enrichment program to go to during the summer. I know when I was younger I looked forward to learning something new during my summer breaks and I wanted to facilitate that need in others!

I also, love when the parents send me pictures of their kids making at home the recipes they learned in camp!!! I know it makes them very happy to see their children partaking in these valuable lifelong classes. Let’s be real, who doesn’t enjoy cooking a delicious meal for their family or friends. Sharing the joy of cooking is something we can all relate to.

My Culinary Camps run in the summer and I alternate the weekday classes between the younger and older kids. My format is very flexible and varies in both sets of classes. In my younger kids (ages 6-11) classes, we normally cook, have a mini dance party and eat!!! The younger kids also need breaks in between tasks and they want to play and chat much more than the older kids. In the older kids (ages 12-15) classes, they cook much quicker, use sharper knives (with supervision) and appreciate making certain recipes a little more! They are also more focused in eating what they cook asap!!

I plan to resume my classes next year, and for as long as I can have them and hope to see your kids in my classes in the future. As always stay tuned to my blogs / events announcements / social media channels for more announcements on future culinary classes for both kids and adults! And also keep an eye out for my Fourth of July recipes blog coming out next month too!