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Culinary Summer Camps

FOOD is Science Culinary Camp

This is a very interactive, hands-on camp for children ages 6 -14. Children will learn the science of food. Each day they will do a different science experiment and link that experiment to the menu they are preparing for the day. There will be a take home from each class to re-emphasize the lesson for the day at home. The importance of safety and healthy food practices will also be taught. Join us this summer for our best culinary summer program yet.


Dates:
July 21 - 25



Days & Time:
Monday - Friday

Morning Session: 9:00 am - 12 Noon
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member Fee: $150 per week
Non-Member Fee: $180 per week

EXAMPLE OF CLASS:

Day One: The Science of Making a Simple Dough: Yeast and How it Works

EXPERIMENT: Experiment with Yeast
MENU: Mini pizzas with various toppings and breadsticks
TAKE HOME: Pizza dough and sauce for a pizza to make at home.

Children will learn the art of making pizza dough and a rustic sauce as well as simple knife
skills to cut the toppings for the pizza.

Hand washing as well as a safe and sanitary way to clean the kitchen will be taught at the
end of every class to ensure that proper sanitary techniques are being used.

 

GROW Your Food Culinary Camp

This interactive culinary camp for kids ages 6 - 14 will start out with teaching the basics of how to grow your own food. Children will plant their own herbs and small veggies in the first part of the week with the help of gardening teacher, and they will learn recipes during the week to use these ingredients. They will learn the importance of fresh food. Clean up will be taught at the end of every class to ensure proper sanitary techniques are employed.

 


Dates:
July 28 - August 1



Days & Time: Monday - Friday

Morning Session: 9:00 am - Noon
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member Fee: $150 per week
Non-Member Fee: $180 per week

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Monday – Planting - Children will plant herbs in The Mary C Herb Garden. They will also start their own seedlings to take care of for the week of the class and to bring home to plant at the end of the week. They will plant basil, thyme, dill and mint. They will also start their very own vegetable seedling.

Tuesday – Friday we will meet in the Cafe and each day we will learn a new recipe using the fresh herbs we planted in the garden. Children will be able to eat what they prepare in class each day.

Theme herbs for each day are:
Tuesday – BASIL - Panzanella Salad and easy Sausage Spaghetti with fresh basil or Basil Pesto Chicken Lasagna (older classes)

Wednesday – THYME – Chicken and Dumplings with fresh salad and thyme dressing

Thursday – DILL– Making Pickles with fresh dill and a creamy dill sauce for dipping fresh veggies

Friday – MINT – Mint Chocolate Brownies, Mint Chocolate Ice Cream


Healthy Cooking

Every month, Dr.Sheli Milam will teach healthy cooking based on the Medi -Weightloss System. A healthy meal will be served.

Instructor: Dr.Sheli Milam of the Ocean Springs Medi Weightloss Clinic

Dates: August 4, September 9, October 6, November 3 & December 1
Day & Time: Mondays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Member Fee: $35 Per Person, Per Session
Non-Member Fee: $50 Per Person, Per Session

 
 
 

What you should know about cooking classes at The Mary C Culinary Arts Cafe


Come hungry! At the end of each class, everyone gets to enjoy the delicious delights that have been prepared…

You do not need to bring anything! We provide everything.

We offer different class formats depending on the topic and chef. Each class write-up specifies the class format. Some classes are Hands On and participants will take part in chopping, assembly and preparation of meals that the class feasts on at the end of the session. We also offer Demonstration type classes where participants watch the class instructor prepare dishes with explanations along the way and participants dine on what was prepared by the chef. 

We will have lots to do. Each class is packed with the preparation of several recipes and we like to get started on time.

 

Book Your Private Gathering at the Mary C Culinary Arts Cafe

In response to requests, the Café is now offering private cooking class events! Classes can be demonstration or hands-on. Call today to book your private event in the Café for a relaxed gathering of friends, a holiday celebration, birthday gatherings…any special occasion.

Class size: 8-10 people

Call to book your event in the Café - 228-818-2878

 

Birthday Parties in the Café

Have your child’s birthday party in the Café at the Mary C. No mess for you, children do the cooking and we do the cleaning.  We have a wide choice of themes and menus. Let us help you plan a party that is a fun and memorable event for your family and friends.

Gift Certificates

Want to give a special gift of fun times in the Mary C Culinary Arts Café? We sell Gift Certificates! A secured spot in the Café classes make wonderful birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts.

 

We are not stopping here. We still have more ideas for additional culinary adventures.

Class Return and Exchange Policy: If you are unable to attend a class, we will issue a full refund if you notify us a minimum of one week before the class. If the notification of withdrawal is given after this time but at least 48 hours prior to the class date, we will issue a class credit to be applied to future classes. Refunds will be processed and mailed within 30 days of cancellation. Less than 48 hours prior to the class date, refunds will not be given. Exceptions to this policy may be granted on a case by case basis or in cases of documented family or medical emergency. Call 228-818-2878 if you are unable to attend a class.

Class Locations: All Cafe classes are taught in the Mary C Culinary Arts Cafe located in The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center (unless otherwise noted in the class description), 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS.

Class Information: The Mary C. O’Keefe reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes up to the day of the class. We understand that short notice cancellations are inconvenient as such will only occur in extreme cases. In the event a class is cancelled, all students will be notified and full refunds will be given. Refunds will be processed and mailed within 30 days of cancellation The Mary C. O’Keefe reserves the right to substitute ingredients and menu items. All classes include menu recipes and the opportunity to eat what we cook in our class. We ask that all students wear closed-toe shoes in all hands-on classes. Please be prompt as our classes cover several recipes and cooking techniques and we want time to eat what we cook. We ask that cell phones be silenced during the class in respect for our chefs, instructors and class participants.

 
 

 

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education    1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564    228.818.2878    228.818.2886 fax   info@themaryc.org