2017 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE
As soon as Martie Sullivan moved Sweet Basil to a larger space she fulfilled another dream: cooking classes for young chefs. And not just “kids-easy” dishes but the real deal. (See some of the sample classes below.) The TV cooking shows were gaining followers of all ages. Martie wanted to offer them a serious and fun environment with professional chefs teaching them to emulate their TV heroes.
Sweet Basil has classes for young chefs scheduled throughout the year. We are well known for the Summer Cook Camps. Classes are also scheduled on Saturdays during the school year and extra classes during vacation periods. Parent+Young Chef classes are also popular.
NOTE: The easiest way to look for a Young Chef class is to type “kid” in the SEARCH box in the upper right hand corner of the web site.
All YOUNG CHEFS CLASS PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE
>>All ingredients for the recipes &use of equipment & apron to use during class
>>Lesson from an experienced instructor who is a professionally trained chef
>>Demonstration of the techniques used in class
>>A meal of the foods prepared
>>Beverages of water and iced tea
>>Copies of the recipes to take home
EXAMPLE OF A PARENT+YOUNG CHEF CLASS
DADS (or MOMS) & KIDS COOK – Saturday November __ 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dads (or Moms) & kids will cook together as partners in this fun hands-on class. Come learn a menu you’ll love to share with your family! We’ll make Tomato Bisque with Bacon & Cheddar Paninis; Grilled Vegetable & Alfredo Lasagna; Chicken Satays with Peanut Dipping Sauce; Mushroom & Asiago Cheese Risotto Balls; Pesto & Sausage Calzones; Fried Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce, & Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies.
EXAMPLE OF A SATURDAY YOUNG CHEF CLASS
COOKING FOR KIDS – Saturday October __ 2:00-5:00PM
This class is for people ages 8 and above who like to work in the kitchen & are ready to learn more! Come for a fun lesson & make Pizza Potato Skins; Corn Dog Muffins; Green Beans with Lemon & Garlic; Homemade Applesauce; Steak Fingers & Gravy; Homemade Pasta with Homemade Pesto, & Indian Fry Bread with Cinnamon Sugar & Honey.
EXAMPLE OF A YOUNG CHEF HOLIDAY CLASS
SPOOKY FOODS – Saturday – October __ 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
This class is for people ages 8 & above who love Halloween & are ready to prepare a menu with yummy, spooky foods. You can use the recipes to “scare” your family! This class will prepare Devilish Deviled Eggs; Mummy Pizzas; Halloween “Ghoulash”; Ghostly Sandwiches; Halloween Doughnut Holes on a Stick; Bat Cookies, & Mad Scientist Punch!
SUMMER KIDS COOK & TEENS COOK CAMPS FAQ
>>2017 Summer Camps are $275 per week – Monday-Friday
>>Summer Cook Camps run during June & July
>>Summer Cook Camps are a week long. Monday-Friday
>>Kids Cook Camps (8-12) meet from 9:30 AM-12 Noon
>>Teens Cook Camps (13-17) meet from 2 PM-4:30 PM
>>Every Cook Camp has a different menu
>>There is a different culinary theme each day
>>Campers get the use of a loaner apron
>>Campers make a meal of all the dishes prepared
>>Campers receive a copy of the week’s menus
>>A great article about Kids at a Sweet Basil Summer Camp
EXAMPLE OF SUMMER COOK CAMP – Monday–Friday June __ 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
This week of fun lessons is for young chefs offers a new theme each day.
Monday – GRILLED SANDWICHES: Three Cheese Grilled Cheese; Mini Croque Monsieur (Grilled Ham & Cheese); BLT Grilled Cheese; Turkey, Green Chili, & Grilled Cheese; Fritos, Chili & Cheddar Grilled Sandwich; Grilled Hamburger & Cheddar Sandwich, & S’mores Grilled Sandwich.
Tuesday – BREAKFAST: Sausage Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup; Homemade Biscuits with Honey Butter; Breakfast Tacos with Scrambled Eggs, Cheese & fresh Salsa; French Toast with Strawberries; Breakfast Potatoes with Bacon, & Strawberry “Pop Tarts”.
Wednesday – PIZZA PARTY: Bacon & fresh Tomato Pizza; Pepperoni Pizza; Three Cheese Pizza; BBQ Chicken Pizza; Potato Pizza with Cheese & Fresh Herbs; Sausage & Marinara Pizza, & Italian Salad Pizza.
Thursday – FOODS OF THE WORLD: Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs; German Potato Salad; Vegetable Egg Rolls; Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas with fresh Salsa; Beef Tepanyaki with Soy Dipping Sauce; Pita Bread with Hummus, & Strawberry Gelato.
Friday – CUPCAKE WARS: Vanilla Cupcakes; Chocolate Cupcakes; Red Velvet Cupcakes; Carrot Cupcakes; Banana Cupcakes. Class will work in teams to make cupcakes, then choose colors for icing and decorations to finish.
SUMMER 2017 KIDS COOK & TEENS COOK CAMP SCHEDULE
KIDS COOK CAMPS – 9:30 AM-12 Noon ~ Monday-Friday
We have one opening in the Kids Camp for July 24-28
TEENS COOK CAMPS – 2:00 PM-4:30 PM ~ Monday-Friday
We have a few openings in the Teens Camp for July 10-14
A Day at Sweet Basil’s TEENS COOK CAMP. Evelyn Hendrix wrote: “Summer camp often involves roasting marshmallows over an open flame. I vividly recall heavy Dutch ovens, hot coals and brushes with death. But on this summer afternoon, my day at camp leaves those memories in the dust—literally.”