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L’Ecole Academy Young Chef Summer Camp
(St. LOUIS / April 25, 2012) L’Ecole Academy for Culinary Development chefs know all the best ways to teach kids kitchen basics in a fun and exciting environment. Parents and caregivers can be sure their own young chefs are learning their way around the kitchen this summer by enrolling them in the L’Ecole Academy Young Chef summer cooking program.
This unique cooking camp is scheduled for three 1-week sessions, June 25 through June 29, July 9 -13 and July 23- 27 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. Students, ages 8 to 14, spend two hours cooking in the Savory Kitchen and two hours in the Baking Kitchen with a 30 minute break for clean-up. Enrollment runs $200 per session or $50 per class and includes food and materials. Classes will be taught at the L’Ecole Culinaire Academy for Culinary Development, 9200 Olive Blvd. in Olivette. Class size is limited, so early registration is preferred.
L’Ecole Culinaire chefs will teach students how to prepare beverages, pizza, sandwiches, cookies, pasta, chocolates, salads and salad dressings, scones and muffins, breads and after-school snacks. The class schedule includes:
- Monday- Beverages: kids will learn how to prepare fresh fruit smoothies and learn juicing techniques to make their own freshly squeezed lemonade Pizza: students will learn how to shape pizza dough out of freshly made focaccia dough, make pizza sauce and cook their own individual pizzas.
- Tuesday- Sandwiches: introduction to the classic grilled ham and cheese, and Chicken Caesar Wraps. Cookies: students are taught to make the best chocolate chip, sugar and oatmeal raisin cookies around.
- Wednesday- Fresh pasta: kids will be taught how to make fresh linguine pasta. To accent the pasta, they will also be taught to make a Bolognese and béchamel sauce. Chocolates: chefs teach the basics of tempering chocolate, dipping fruits and making truffles
- Thursday- Salads and Salad Dressings: kids will learn to make Caesar dressing, soba noodle salad with orange soy vinaigrette and chicken salad. Scones and muffins: Chefs will teach creating and baking chocolate chip scones, blueberry muffins
- Friday- After school snacks: kids will be taught to make their own fresh made granola, “ants” on a log, real chicken nuggets and soft pretzels
To register for this summer class log on to www.lecoleacademy.com or call 314-264-1999.
L’Ecole Culinaire Academy offers courses which are designed for the public. Classes range from cooking and wine tasting to ice carving and baking. The 2,000-square-foot facility is equipped with high-end residential appliances to give students the feel of a home kitchen. Opened in 2011, L’Ecole Culinaire Academy is located at 9200 Olive Boulevard, Suite 108, in the Shoppes at Price Crossing, Olivette. More information about the Academy can be found at www.lecoleacademy.com or by calling 314-264-1999.