August 23, 2021
@ 9 a.m.
WE’RE BACK and running COVID-SAFE in-person day camps this August!
$ 550.00 PLUS TAX
Start date: August 23rd, 2021End date: August 27th, 2021
Objective: To teach our campers fundamental culinary and pastry skills while inspiring an interest and appreciation for vegan and gluten-free cuisine. Upon completing the program, campers will leave with a valuable understanding of how to work with a wide range of plant-based proteins, gluten-free ingredients and the knowledge, skills and confidence to execute these recipes at home.
Inspired by our amazing community of families with various dietary restrictions, Rooks to Cooks is pleased to release our newest and most inclusive camp program to date, Sweet & Savoury! Sweet and Savoury is the best of both worlds; a pastry and cooking camp. During the week, your multi-talented chef-in-training will learn fundamental cooking and baking techniques, proper knife skills, diverse cooking methods including how to utilize a wide range of plant-based proteins, gluten-free ingredients, and the value of teamwork in the kitchen.
While being the BEST gluten-free and vegan culinary course of its kind, Sweet & Savoury teaches all the foundational cooking and baking techniques required for optimal kitchen confidence, all while debunking any myths that gluten-free and vegan cuisine is inferior (spoiler alert, it’s NOT!). This camp offers the unique opportunity to familiarize your family with plant-based and gluten-free ingredients, and learn trade tricks on how to transform these ingredients into delicious creations EVERYONE will enjoy. Don’t miss out and join us for our most innovative program to date!
Menu sneak peek:
Savoury: Coconut Tikka Masala Chickpeas with Jasmine Rice, Teriyaki Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Black Bean Tacos with Guacamole and Slaw
Sweet: Funfetti Cupcakes, Coconut Mango Gelato, Homemade Lollipops
Sweet and Savoury is 100% vegan and gluten-free
Campers will learn culinary skills & theory from passionate and experienced Chef instructors
We structure our camps like culinary school. Recipe execution will be preceded by a full cooking demonstration by their Chef instructors
Campers work in pairs to complete up to 5 daily recipes from scratch
We do not work with any processed foods or sauces
Our programs are hands on, intensive and FUN
Activities are primarily cooking activities, however we do take 2 daily outdoor breaks where we run camp style games & crafts.
Each week ends with a graduation ceremony where every student receives a certificate and is recognized for their accomplishment. Ceremonies can be watched live through zoom or a recording can be viewed later that evening.
Our summer camp teams are comprised of 4 staff members: A Lead Chef, a Sous Chef, a Camp Counsellor and a Kitchen Assistant. Our Chef instructors are experienced and passionate culinary professions, eager to share their knowledge with the younger generation of chefs and inspire young minds. Our camp counsellors are enthusiastic and experienced youth workers who bring the camp activities and energy to our culinary classrooms. Our kitchen assistants are there to help and support our campers as they learn new skills and expand their culinary knowledge.
Our Chefs and camp counsellors must obtain their first aid & CPR certification, food handlers course and a clear police check. Our kitchen assistant is required to complete their food handlers course and police check. The majority of our team have graduated from culinary school and or have obtained their red seal certification.
CAMPS RUN FROM 9:00AM – 4:00PM MONDAY – FRIDAY
CAMPS ARE ALL AGES (8-14) AND CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 20 CAMPERS EACH WEEK