Ages 10 – 17
Each camp will run Monday through Friday from 8am – 1:30pm.
$250 • Early Bird Rate • Register by Friday, May 10 $275 • After Friday, May 10
Registration begins on Monday, February 18
Level I camp must be taken before a student can enroll in a Level II camp.
Level II camp must be taken before a student can enroll in a Level III camp.
Camp slots are limited. Campers are taken on a first come, first served basis once registration begins in late March. In order to secure your child’s spot in any camp we must first have the registration and payment.
All sessions are held at UA - Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute located at 130000 Interstate 30 in Little Rock.
Orientation will be held at 8 a.m. on the first day of camp. During orientation, students will receive chef coats and aprons, take a tour of the kitchen, be assigned to groups, and receive a brief overview of the camp. Parents do not have to stay for orientation.
To register for a camp, click the title of the camp below.
Baking Camp Level I
In this week long camp, students learn the basics of baking breads, pastries, cakes, and confections. Scaling and organization in the kitchen is also be taught.
Baking Camp Level II
Students will build on techniques learned in Level I, including croissants, macarons, and plated desserts!
Cake Camp Level I
Students will learn to bake, fill, and frost cupcakes and celebration cakes. Buttercream piping, fondant, and modeling techniques will be used so that students can create a variety of designs. The final project is a celebration cake that the students will design using all their new skills!
Cake Camp Level II
Students will continue to develop their piping and sugar modeling skills. Students will work on techniques and decorations to create royal iced sugar cookies, sugar flowers, and a final project for an inter-camp Youth Chef Culinary Camp Sugar Art Show!
Culinary Camp Level I
Students will learn how to make starters, entrees, and dessert. Students will learn knife skills; how to make soups, stocks, and sauces; cooking methods; meat and seafood cookery; vegetable, fruit, bean and grain cookery; and basic baking and pastry techniques. Students will also learn the importance of cleaning and sanitizing, and will rotate through stations where they will gain basic knowledge of how to maintain a clean kitchen. Life skills such as teamwork, dependability, communication skills, organization, nutrition, and leadership skills will be emphasized.
Culinary Camp Level II
Students will continue to hone their knife skills and learn more advanced fundamentals of cooking and baking. The students will be making cuisines from different countries, trying new foods and techniques and refining their palates.
Culinary Camp Level III
Students will enjoy a week of culinary discovery! The students will create both hot and cold food using the methods they learned in Culinary I and II along with honing their presentation skills. Students will demonstrate their knowledge, creativity, and skills through the production of a daily market basket. They will have choices to make creating menus throughout the week and have a family meal style luncheon at the end of the week.
Inquiries regarding Youth Chefs Culinary Summer Camp should be directed to Kristin Howell at [email protected] or call (501) 907-6670 ext. 3407.
For more information about the UA - Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute click here or for more information about other continuing education classes click here.