L’École Culinaire is Cooking Up Fun for Kids This Summer

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Summer camp in St. Louis offers kids the chance to create their own cuisine.

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So many kids today do not have healthy eating habits... these camps will help give them the tools necessary to make better food choices and develop culinary skills that they can take with them throughout their lives.

L’École Culinaire – 9811 South Forty Drive, St. Louis, MO – is hosting a kids’ summer camp. This program offers youngsters the opportunity to develop their cooking skills in a fun, interactive environment surrounded by peers with the same interests.

The camp is divided into two age groups, 8-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds. This youngster’s cooking camp is scheduled for three identical one-week sessions starting June 10-14. The second session is scheduled for June 24-28, and the third session is scheduled for the week of July 15-19. The older age group session begins on June 17-21 and is followed by sessions held the weeks of July 8-12 and July 22-26. The one-week camp is $500 and includes a daily lunch and cooking materials. Students also receive printouts of all the recipes that they are taught to take home with them.

“This camp is a great way to help kids develop an interest in cooking,” said Mary Rakoski, Regional Director of L’École Culinaire. “So many kids today do not have healthy eating habits or even know how to cook for themselves. These camps will help give them the tools necessary to make better food choices and develop culinary skills that they can take with them throughout their lives.”

Kids in the 8-11 age camp are taught the art of cupcake decorating, how to bake breads, pizza and flatbreads and create peanut butter truffles. They learn pasta making, cheese tasting, sausage making, stuffing skills and how to make different condiments. The campers are also taught to make their favorite summertime drinks including lemonade, fruit punch, and smoothies not to mention the art of homemade ice cream.

Older students in the 12-14 age camp are taught how to make pizza and flatbreads, chocolate soufflé, truffles and how to plate desserts. They also learn how to make pasta and mozzarella cheese and how to stuff and make sausage. Each camper is taught to recognize and taste various cheeses as well as how to create week-night meals. In addition, campers will learn to create ‘mocktails’, homemade ice cream and smoothies.

Camp concludes with students in the 12-14 age group inviting their parents to the close of the Friday session for a restaurant meal re-creation where they show off the skills that they have learned throughout the week.

All classes are taught at the L’École Culinaire campus, 9811 South Forty Drive in Ladue. Class size is limited, so early registration is preferred. To register for this summer class log on to http://www.lecoleacademy.com or call 314-264-1999.

About L’École Culinaire
L’École Culinaire offers culinary training for the career-minded chef. Students experience hands-on training and instruction from professionals in the culinary industry. For more information, please visit http://www.lecole.edu.

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