Raising the Next Junior Master Chef?
South Bay School of Cooking offers a wonderful alternative for summer camp. Kids will have fun learning new skills, trying new foods, team building, and sharing mealtimes with others. If your kids like watching the Food Network, have an interest in food preparation, or occasionally utter, “Mom, I want to be a chef!”, this hands-on kids cooking camp is an inspiring option. Our communal cooking style promotes complete interaction with the instructor and other campers.
Each day of camp focuses on a theme using a variety of fresh ingredients without compromising what kids like to eat. We also make the cooking lessons fun.
Fun for Everyone
Our instructors are part chef, part entertainer. We create a fun, collaborative environment that engages your child and shares the joy of cooking.
Valuable Life Skills
Imagine how much your child will benefit from being able to prepare meals – for the rest of his or her life. Knife skills are valuable life skills!
Explore New Foods
Put the peanut butter and jelly away! Your child can try new delicious, healthy foods – it’s exciting to taste food you just helped create.
Tuition includes instruction, ingredients, utensils, lunch and recipe /handout booklets, food inspired puzzles and an apron. Your budding chef walks away with all the recipes and can devour the delicious rewards of his/her labors. They just might cook you a meal!
Planned class hours are 9:30am-12:00pm, Monday through Thursday. There are no make-ups in other camp weeks.
Early Bird Tuition (expires April 30)
Summer Camps for Kids
I just wanted to write a note of thanks as you all have given my son an opportunity to do something that he loves during the summer! As I heard of parents dragging their kids to summer activities that they didn’t even want to go to, he was happy and excited to attend South Bay School of Cooking every day. What a great team of professional people who have personality plus!
Policies for Summer Camps for Kids
Ages 8-13 only.
The cooking camp experience is designed for this age group only. Please do not register underage children or ask for exceptions. Younger children do not have the attention span, ability to handle utensils safely, nor can they reach our countertops.
Registration is available through our online system only.
You may register using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, PayPal or South Bay School of Cooking Gift Certificates.
Menu, Food Restrictions and Allergies.
Please do not register your child if he/she will not or cannot eat food prepared while at camp. We have learned that it causes peer issues with the other children. Children with severe allergies, vegetarian, gluten free or restrictive diets are not able to be accommodated. We do not use any peanuts/tree nuts in our recipes. We cannot be held liable for contamination from manufacturers.
Menu items may change without notice.
Cancellations or changes received after June 1 are not eligible for a refund, or a credit. Ability to move to another week after June 1 is completely up to management depends on space availability, and that it doesn’t cause a week to cancel due to low registration.
Make up days in other camp weeks are not available. You may send an age appropriate substitute in your child’s place on the missed day only.
Registered Children Only.
Only children registered may be at the school during class, we cannot allow parents or siblings to wait around during class time.
Our classroom is a working kitchen equipped with heat and cutting tools. Attendees must wear closed toe shoes (tennis shoes). No sandals or flip flops, or long loose clothing that could get caught in appliances. Long hair must be tied back. The camp is taken at your own risk and every precaution must be heeded.
Dropoff and Pickup Times.
We urge you to drop off your child no earlier than 5 minutes before class and pick up your child when class ends. Our staff is busy with clean up and cannot be responsible for your child once class has ended. In the case this happens, we will charge $15 on the credit card on file for each 15 minute increment after class ends.
Cancellation or Postponement.
South Bay School of Cooking reserves the right to cancel or postpone cooking camp. In the rare event that we have to cancel a camp, you may opt to move to another camp or receive a refund.
Our Summer Camps for Kids Policies supersede any and all usual South Bay School of Cooking policies.