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group Live In-Person Activity
cake 10 - 13 year olds
date_range Aug. 15, 2022
access_time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Time
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End date: Aug. 19, 2022
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Perfecting Pastries Cooking Camp | Rooks to Cooks

Perfecting Pastries Cooking Camp | Rooks to Cooks

Cooking & Baking

Get your kid cooking at a Rooks to Cooks summer day camp in Markham this summer. Choose from a variety of kids culinary summer camps for children of all ages.

Summer Camps in Markham

We know you will be thrilled with the kitchen facility at the Bethesda Lutheran Church, 20 Union Street, located in the heart of Unionville. This location is at the corner of Euclid St. and Union St., just one block west of Main Street and north of Hwy 7. The church is surrounded by beautiful green space where we will be taking our daily breaks. The large air-conditioned kitchen and adjoining hall provide an ideal space for all our camp activities. Our instructors look forward to working with your chefs-to-be to build on their skills and enjoy a whole week of deliciousness and fun.

Church Website: http://www.eastminsteruc.org/

Summer Camp Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.
(Before and after care available)


Start date:  15 August 2022
End date: 19  August 2022

To teach our campers advanced pastry skills and knowledge while building their confidence in themselves and their abilities. Upon completing this program, our campers will understand the foundations of pastry preparation and have the skills and confidence to execute these recipes independently at home. 

This year we’re raising the bar in this advanced pastry program! Perfecting Pastries is designed to challenge your chefs-in-training and teach them how to prepare recipes they otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to make. This program will feature a wide range of high-level pastries and baked goods, such as laminated doughs, bread, creams and custards, candies, pies and tarts, and showstopping cakes! Your child will explore all that you can create with butter, sugar, flour and everything in-between! 

Menu sneak peek: Homemade S’mores Twix Bars, Mixed Berry Mille Feuille, Chocolate Croissants, Sourdough Baguettes, Showstopping Geode Cake with Homemade Candy and Fondant 



Review Full Course Description

Campers will prepare their own culinary creations for lunch everyday, however, the focus will be more-so on the sweets. We will delve into the importance of science in successful baking, and we place an emphasis on teaching theory so your pastry-chef-to-be will know all the why’s behind baking thereby ensuring their continued success in the kitchen.

Perfecting Pastries differs from Budding Bakers in that we will focus on more advanced pastry skills and techniques, and prepare more complex recipes that involve multiple steps and components. As such, it is recommended that participants partake in Budding Bakers or come with a substantial level of baking experience prior to enrollment. 

After a week of hands-on practice and learning about pastry theory, they will build confidence in themselves to take on new challenges. Our experienced chefs will be there to guide and support your aspiring pastry chef through learning all the tricks of the trade. 



  • R2C Professional uniform:
    • Chef coat
    • Apron
    • Cut safe glove (excluded in Tots with Pots)
  • Camp Swag Bag
  • Daily recipe take homes to share with the family
  • Session recipe booklets
  • Program certificate
  • Experienced chef instructions
  • 1:6 staff to camper ratio for optimal safety and education


All recipes have vegetarian and nut-free alternatives. 

Most recipes also have gluten-free and vegan substitutions. All substitutions are pre-listed in your program package.



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