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The Learning Kitchen

Kids Camp: Culinary Academy June 5-8 Ages 8-12

with Gerrie Bielefeld


Tuesday June 5-Friday June 8  11:00am-1:00pm


Kitchen Skills 101  Begin your Culinary Camp adventure learning about kitchen equipment, kitchen safety, hygiene & culinary terminology. Chef will lead you through making pizza dough. Then you will create your own pan-grilled mini pizzas. One savory & one sweet. You will learn different ways to tie dough so when you go home, you can make your own pizza knots.


  • Dough mixing
  • kneading
  • salt use
  • sauces


Knife Skills 101 TLK Campers will learn knife skills, chopping, dicing & julienne cuts. Menu is Tacos with all the toppings. You will use your new knife skills to prep all the ingredients yourself. Chef will share with you the many delicious spices & herbs used in Latin style cooking. You will make a fresh salsa to accompany your tacos. Chef will show you how to cut mangos & then you get to eat it them for dessert.


  • Knife skills & safety
  • flavor dynamics
  • sauces
  • saute
  • cross-contamination.


5 Mother Sauces Today is all about the 5 Mother Sauces. These 5 sauces are the backbone of any good Chef. Campers will learn about the 5 Mother sauces & how they are used. They are in most of your favorite dishes & you didn’t even know it. Now you will! Chef will lead you through making a roux, to a béchamel then into a Parmesan cheese sauce that becomes homemade Alfredo. You will enjoy it with pasta & a fresh green salad with herbed vinaigrette that you make yourself. There will be fresh fruit to finish off your most interesting day.


  • mise en place
  • timing
  • flavor development
  • flavor recognition
  • temperature control.


Secret Ingredient Competition Put your new skills to the test! Using 3 secret ingredient you will make a meal and be judged on taste, originality and use of the secret ingredients and plating. Chef will be available to offer you guidance and answer your questions. Our pantry will be stocked full to spark your culinary imagination. The TLK Top Chef will be awarded a $25.00 TLK Gift Card.


  • mise en place
  • knife skills
  • plating & presentation
  • garnishes
  • menu planning
  • creativity in the kitchen.


  • Jun 5 - 8th, 2018
    Tue - Fri from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Will run

The Learning Kitchen


7659 Cox Lane
West Chester, OH 45069 Get directions

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