Jr. Chef Camp: Fundamentals of Cooking





Becky’s Kitchen at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center will be offering summer Jr. Chef Camps for young food enthusiasts ages 7-14. In addition to preparing a varied menu each week, the Jr. Chefs will be taught kitchen safety, knife skills (age appropriate), a variety of food preparation techniques, table setting and service, dining etiquette, and proper cleaning of the kitchen. Parents are invited to dine with students the last day (Friday) of each session with a reservation and a lunch fee of $5.00 per guest (max of 2 guests). There is a minimum/maximum on class attendees of 7/14. All camps include a 9- 12 PM session and 1- 4 PM session for each.

For Ages: 7- 14

In this class, your Jr. Chefs will learn basic knife skills and knife cuts. We will show them the different types of cooking- braising, sautéing, grilling, etc. They will also learn how to identify different herbs and vegetables, and how to then cook different recipes utilizing what they have learned.


  • 7/22: Knife Cuts, Vegetable Identification, and Stocks
  • 7/23: Braised Chicken, Glazed Carrots, and Mashed Potatoes
  • 7/24: Chicken and Dumplings and Chicken Noodle Soup
  • 7/25: Seared Pork Tenderloin with Grits and Bacon
  • 7/26: Family Showcase