Midtown - Teen Summer Cooking Camp - Week 4 – July 15-19, 2024 - The Chef Upstairs

Midtown - Teen Summer Cooking Camp - Week 4 – July 15-19, 2024

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Our Summer Cooking Camp is sure to inspire your child's inner chef!

Available for kids aged 12-16, our summer camp program runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and features a daily themed breakfast, lunch and snack (see weekly menus below)

We offer a hands-on experience to get teens comfortable in the kitchen and try new foods, all while encouraging their creativity. Our junior chefs will learn to make all of the recipes from scratch, learn to use a variety of utensils, learn kitchen safety and hygiene, how to properly measure dry and liquid ingredients, how to follow a recipe, table etiquette and much more. In between cooking and eating, the kids will enjoy food-themed activities and time to play outside at the local park or private outdoor space.

**We are 100% Nut and Peanut Free!**

We offer programs throughout the school year including weekly classes, PD Day, Winter Break and March Break Camps as well as private parties.

Please be sure to review our cancellation policy prior to your purchase.

Week 4 – July 15-19

Brunch for Lunch

  • Pancakes, turkey sausage patties and fresh fruit
  • Strawberry spinach salad with frittata, maple-glazed bacon (turkey/beef), brioche French toast and hash browns
  • Raspberry mousse

A Taste of Mexico

  • Breakfast burritos
  • Loaded nachos
  • Assorted Grilled Meat and Veggie Skewers
  • Mexican chopped salad
  • Baked cinnamon sugar churro bites with chocolate sauce

For the Familia

  • Chef’s choice frittata duo, fresh bread and fresh fruit
  • Spaghetti and meatballs and classic tomato sauce
  • Parmesan and bread crumb stuffed mushroom caps
  • Arugula salad with chef’s choice vinaigrette
  • Chef’s choice biscotti

A Culinary Tour of Israel

  • Shakshuka (a savoury baked dish with tomatoes, poaches eggs and an assortment of sides served with pita)
  • Chicken shawarma
  • Hummus
  • Israeli salad
  • Homemade pita
  • Assorted Rugelach & tahini-banana-date shakes

IRON CHEF DAY!

  • Friday’s menus are always a surprise, decided on by the chef and kids throughout the week. This day will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned this week.

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Week 5 – July 22-26

Canadiana

  • French toast with maple whipped cream and fresh berries
  • Pulled chicken sliders with homemade buns
  • Sweet potato wedges with garlic aioli dip
  • Creamy slaw
  • Maple Blondies

Fajita Party!

  • Breakfast nachos
  • Homemade tortillas with flank steak and veggies
  • Pico de gallo salsa and guacamole
  • Fruit smoothies with traditional cinnamon sugar cookies

Fun with Pizza Dough

  • Fresh bread with ricotta and honey, fruit smoothies
  • Individual pizzas/calzones/panzerottis with choice of toppings
  • Caesar salad
  • Garlic twists
  • Strawberry semifreddo

Japanese Sushi Bar

  • Japanese souffle pancakes with fruit and whipped cream
  • Roll your own sushi with fresh made sushi rice, assorted fish and vegetable fillings
  • Green salad with Goma dressing
  • Assorted mochi

IRON CHEF DAY!

Friday’s menus are always a surprise, decided on by the chef and kids throughout the week. This day will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned this week.

Week 6 – July 29 – August 2

Americana

  • Pancakes with bacon/turkey bacon/beef bacon and fresh fruit
  • Chili with homestyle biscuits
  • Chopped salad
  • Choose your own adventure cookies

Spanish Tapas

  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Pan con tomate (bruschetta but with Spanish flair)
  • Chicken skewers with mojo picon (traditional tomato and pepper sauce, without the heat)
  • Patatas bravas with smoky garlic mayo (crispy potatoes)
  • Tapas salad with roasted peppers and olives
  • Crema Catalan (think creme brulee but Spanish style)

Nonna’s Gnocchi

  • Savoury pizza crepes with fresh fruit
  • Handmade gnocchi with spinach basil pesto and classic tomato sauce
  • Antipasto: Grilled veggie salad with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Vanilla bean panna cotta with fresh berries

Summer Valentine’s Day

  • Croque monsieur and fresh fruit smoothies
  • Red beet risotto with pan-roasted chicken
  • Roasted green beans with garlic and shallots
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries

IRON CHEF DAY!

  • Friday’s menus are always a surprise, decided on by the chef and kids throughout the week. This day will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned this week.

 Week 7 – August 6- 9 (4-day week)

Taco party!

  • Huevos rancheros
  • Pulled chicken and veggie tacos with homemade tortillas
  • Black bean, corn and tomato salsa & guacamole
  • Tres leches cake

That’s Italian!

  • Lemon-ricotta pancakes with fresh fruit and whipped cream
  • Handmade three-cheese tortellini in a rose sauce
  • Vegetable minestrone soup
  • Stracciatella gelato with orange cookies

Summer Halloween

  • Toads in a Hole (“eggs in a basket”) with Witches Hair Hash and Trick or Treat Bacon (Sweet n’ Spicy)
  • Mysteriously Spooky Puff Pastry Bites (Surprise! Assorted fillings to play with and “trick or treat” your fellow chefs) with homemade mayonnaise
  • Scary Veggies and Dip Design Competition
  • Dracula Lemonade (raspberry lemonade…but spookier)
  • Frankenstein Rice Krispy squares

IRON CHEF DAY!

  • Friday’s menus are always a surprise, decided on by the chef and kids throughout the week. This day will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned this week.

Week 8 – August 12 - 16

Brunch for Lunch

  • Pancakes, turkey sausage patties and fresh fruit
  • Strawberry spinach salad with frittata, maple-glazed bacon (turkey/beef), brioche French toast and hash browns
  • Raspberry mousse

A Taste of Mexico

  • Breakfast burritos
  • Loaded nachos
  • Assorted Grilled Meat and Veggie Skewers
  • Mexican chopped salad
  • Baked cinnamon sugar churro bites with chocolate sauce

For the Familia

  • Chef’s choice frittata duo, fresh bread and fresh fruit
  • Spaghetti and meatballs and classic tomato sauce
  • Parmesan and bread crumb stuffed mushroom caps
  • Arugula salad with chef’s choice vinaigrette
  • Chef’s choice biscotti

A Culinary Tour of Israel

  • Shakshuka (a savoury baked dish with tomatoes, poaches eggs and an assortment of sides served with pita)
  • Chicken shawarma
  • Hummus
  • Israeli salad
  • Homemade pita
  • Assorted Rugelach & tahini-banana-date shakes

IRON CHEF DAY!

  • Friday’s menus are always a surprise, decided on by the chef and kids throughout the week. This day will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned this week.

Week 9 – August 19-23

Canadiana

  • French toast with maple whipped cream and fresh berries
  • Pulled chicken sliders with homemade buns
  • Sweet potato wedges with garlic aioli dip
  • Creamy slaw
  • Maple Blondies

Fajita Party!

  • Breakfast nachos
  • Homemade tortillas with flank steak and veggies
  • Pico de gallo salsa and guacamole
  • Fruit smoothies with traditional cinnamon sugar cookies

Fun with Pizza Dough

  • Fresh bread with ricotta and honey, fruit smoothies
  • Individual pizzas/calzones/panzerottis with choice of toppings
  • Caesar salad
  • Garlic twists
  • Strawberry semifreddo

Japanese Sushi Bar

  • Japanese souffle pancakes with fruit and whipped cream
  • Roll your own sushi with fresh made sushi rice, assorted fish and vegetable fillings
  • Green salad with Goma dressing
  • Assorted mochi

IRON CHEF DAY!

Friday’s menus are always a surprise, decided on by the chef and kids throughout the week. This day will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned this week.

Week 10 – August 26-20

Americana

  • Pancakes with bacon/turkey bacon/beef bacon and fresh fruit
  • Chili with homestyle biscuits
  • Chopped salad
  • Choose your own adventure cookies

Spanish Tapas

  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Pan con tomate (bruschetta but with Spanish flair)
  • Chicken skewers with mojo picon (traditional tomato and pepper sauce, without the heat)
  • Patatas bravas with smoky garlic mayo (crispy potatoes)
  • Tapas salad with roasted peppers and olives
  • Crema Catalan (think creme brulee but Spanish style)

Nonna’s Gnocchi

  • Savoury pizza crepes with fresh fruit
  • Handmade gnocchi with spinach basil pesto and classic tomato sauce
  • Antipasto: Grilled veggie salad with balsamic vinaigrette
  • Vanilla bean panna cotta with fresh berries

Summer Valentine’s Day

  • Croque monsieur and fresh fruit smoothies
  • Red beet risotto with pan-roasted chicken
  • Roasted green beans with garlic and shallots
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries

IRON CHEF DAY!

  • Friday’s menus are always a surprise, decided on by the chef and kids throughout the week. This day will challenge the kids to use all of the skills that they have learned this week.

 

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