South Bay School of Cooking

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 promote complete interaction with the instructor and all of the other campers.

South Bay School of Cooking offers hands-on summer camps for kids living in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, Palos Verdes and Greater Los Angeles. Each day of camp will focus on a theme incorporating a variety of fresh ingredients without compromising what kids like to eat, and of course, having fun.

Tuition includes chef instruction (with assistant), 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!


A few policy notes:

  • We limit class sizes to comply with county health requirements.
  • Due to the economic stresses of the past year, we are unable to offer an early bird discount this year.
  • We do not offer refunds of any kind.
  • There are no make-ups in other camp weeks.
  • We are not able to accommodate food allergies, special diets or food aversions.


And before you ask: sorry, we do NOT host children’s birthday parties.

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!

Misty S.

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 July 1 is completely up to management depends on space availability, and that it doesn’t cause a week to cancel due to low registration.

Missed Days.
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.

Pickup and Dropoff Times.
We urge you to drop off your child no earlier than  minutes prior to class and pick up your child when class ends. Our staff is busy with setup and clean up and cannot be responsible for your child prior to or after 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 has ended.

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.

Registration Policies.
Our Summer Camps for Kids Policies supersede any and all usual South Bay School of Cooking policies.

Ready for a Fun Summer?