Friday, July 19, 2013

Cook Like a Chef! Basics Camp 2013 -- That's a Wrap!!

We got started right away today... first asking campers to complete a few surveys and a post test so we can see what they learned this week, and also use their responses in improving the camp and writing research articles like this one! Jess then gave us a presentation on MyPlate and some ways to eat in a more balanced way. 

Next, Chef demonstrated how to make a perfect omelette and campers got to make their own using whatever ingredients they wanted. Ham and cheese proved to be the favorite while some campers got more adventurous with different veggies. Once campers enjoyed their breakfast, they learned how to make a homemade pizza from scratch. Campers headed back to their kitchens once the demonstration was over to make their own pizza. Some kitchens made one large pizza, while others opted for three individuals. Whichever way they chose to make their pizza, it was sure to come out scrumptious!!

Campers were in their seats by 11:45 to hear one last word from Chef, perhaps one of the most important ones of the weeks... etiquette! As campers listened, the pizzas came out of the oven and other favorite dishes from the week made their way back into the kitchens. We saw appearances from apricot bars, linguine with clam sauce, chili, and pecan crusted tilapia... just to name a few.

Friends and family poured into the Foods Lab in 007 Henderson at noon to enjoy the delicious food and beverages campers prepared throughout the week. An award ceremony followed, where each camper was recognized and awarded a medal and a special title. Cook Like a Chef! Basics Camp 2013 proved to be a tasty time. We hope to see you next week as we travel the globe in the Ethnic Chef Camp, and if not, definitely next summer! 

Want to see more photos from today? Click on the linked caption below the photo! 

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