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The Mary C. O’Keefe in partnership with its Friends Plus donors is pleased to announce partial and full scholarships available for the 2019 Summer Camp season. Click here for an application. Scholarship applications will be accepted April 20th through May 20th.  Recipients will be notified May 24th.

Jul
22
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Jr. Chef Camp: Explore Different Cuisines
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
Jr. Chef Camp: Explore Different Cuisines

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

1- 4 PM

Throughout the week we will explore different cuisines from different countries such as Italian, French, Asian, and American. The Jr. Chefs will learn what makes each cuisine different and learn staple ingredients to go along with each country. The Jr. Chefs will then take what they learned and cook dishes native to the different countries.

 

  • 7/22: American- Cheeseburger and French Fries
  • 7/23: Italian- Homemade Pasta Noodles and Pesto
  • 7/24: French- Roast Chicken, Truffle Potatoes, and Ratatouille
  • 7/25: Chinese- Sesame Glazed Chicken and Fried Rice
  • 7/26: Mexican- Tacos el Pastor and Beans and Rice
Jr. Chef Camp: Fundamentals of Cooking
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
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
Performing Arts Camps: WINGS American Idol Camp (Ages 12-16)
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day
Performing Arts Camps: WINGS American Idol Camp (Ages 12-16)

The Mary C. & Lynn Meadows’ WINGS Performing Arts present American Idol Camp.

Learn how to prepare an audition, what to expect, get constructive feedback and more! Participants will also have the chance to show off their skills in a showcase at the end of the week.

​Instructor: Cayson Miles
Ages: 12-16
Dates: July 22– 26
Times: 1– 4 PM
Price: Members: $125/ Non-Members: $150

Jul
29
Mon
Jr. Chef Camp: Eggs & Breakfast
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day
Jr. Chef Camp: Eggs & Breakfast

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

This week we will learn the history behind eggs and how they are in every food culture across the globe. The Jr. Chefs will learn basic knife skills, how to properly cook all kinds of eggs, as well as breakfast foods such as French toast, pancakes, and waffles. They will also learn the different breakfast cuisines across the globe.

  • 7/15-7/16: All Eggs- Scrambled, Poached, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Over Medium, Over Hard, Fried, and Omelets
  • 7/17: Waffles, Pancakes, and French Toast
  • 7/18: Shakshuka, Hangtown Fry, Peasants Frittata
  • 7/19: Family Showcase

 

  • 7/29-7/30: All Eggs- Scrambled, Poached, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Over Medium, Over Hard, Fried, and Omelets
  • 7/31: Waffles, Pancakes, and French Toast
  • 8/1: Shakshuka, Hangtown Fry, Peasants Frittata
  • 8/2: Family Showcase
Jr. Chef Camp: Fundamentals of Baking
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day
Jr. Chef Camp: Fundamentals of Baking

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

Throughout the duration of the week, the Jr. Chefs will learn the basic methods of baking including the biscuit method, the muffin method, and the creaming method. They will then use these methods to make items such as cookies, pies, quick breads, and tarts.

 

  • 7/8: Muffin Method- Seasonal Fruit Muffin, Cornbread, and Chocolate Cupcake
  • 7/9: Biscuit Method- Biscuit and Seasonal Fruit Scone
  • 7/10: Creaming Method- Chocolate Chip Cookie, Pound Cake, and Fudge Brownie
  • 7/11: Mississippi Mud Pie, Seasonal Fruit Tart, and Banana Bread
  • 7/12: Family Showcase
  • 7/29: Muffin Method- Seasonal Fruit Muffin, Cornbread, and Chocolate Cupcake
  • 7/30: Biscuit Method- Biscuit and Seasonal Fruit Scone
  • 7/31: Creaming Method- Chocolate Chip Cookie, Pound Cake, and Fudge Brownie
  • 8/1: Mississippi Mud Pie, Seasonal Fruit Tart, and Banana Bread
  • 8/2: Family Showcase