South Mountain YMCA

Culinary Adventure

Aspiring young chefs get hands on experience in delicious adventures of cooking and baking. We’ll explore and learn food preparation techniques while building skills in the kitchen.  Plus, we’ll take field trips to local kitchens to see authentic chefs in action and learn more about the restaurant business. Our head chefs, Lila and Lena are from the French Culinary Institute and Johnson & Wales University. This duo has the knowledge and skills  to cook up a summer of scrumptious fun!

Campers Age: Entering grades 3-6
Camper - to -Staff Ratio: 6-8 yrs 8:1; 9-11 yrs 10:1
Dates: June 29-August 7
Fee: $425 per week
Location: First Presbyterian and Trinity Church
111 Irvington Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079
Curbside Drop-off Time: 8:30-9:00am
Curbside Pick-up Time: 3:00-3:30pm
Before & Aftercare is available on site for an additional cost.
Before Care starts at 7:00am
After Care ends at 7:00pm
Head Chefs: Lila Lea & Lena Barnett
Head Chef Contact: llea@metroymcas.org (Chef Lila) lbarnett@metroymcas.org (Chef Lena)

Themes: 
Week 1 French Cooking
Week 2 French Baking
Week 3 American Cooking
Week 4 American Baking
Week 5 Italian Cooking
Week 6 Italian Baking


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