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Posted on: May 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Sign Up Now for Junior Chefs Cooking Camps this Summer!

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Family & Community Health Sciences will, once again, hold two Junior Chefs Cooking Camps this summer for aspiring young chefs 8 to 12 years of age. Junior Chefs I will be offered July 25 to July 29 for beginners and Junior Chefs II from August 1 to 5 for more advanced students. Junior Chefs II is for anyone who has knowledge of food preparation or who has completed the Junior Chefs I class. Both camps will take place Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

This hands-on program will be presented by Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family & Community Health Sciences Educator. The future chefs will learn many new skills plus how to prepare a variety of foods and snacks. These camps were first developed in 2013 to incorporate nutrition education with hands-on food preparation lessons to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating habits. At the end of the program, participants will be able to prepare simple and healthy foods for themselves and their family. Rochford said, “Our Jr. Chefs Cooking Camps are a series of cooking classes that are engaging from start to finish. Participants will learn what constitutes a healthy diet for children.”

In Junior Chefs I students are beginning to develop their skills. They will be taught the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety, the five food groups and cooking techniques to create tasty dishes. Students work in partnerships with other students.
Junior Chefs II is for students who have graduated from the Chefs I camp or have previous cooking experience. In Chefs II students again cook to eat healthy, and build on their previous kitchen experiences. They will gain additional kitchen skills learning more complex techniques and recipes.

The cost for each week is $125, however, you can sign up for both camps for only $225. Space is limited, so, please reserve your place early. Call Marian at (609) 465-5115, ext. 609 or email for more information or to register by July 10, 2016.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact: Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, FCHS Educator at 465-5115 ext. 609

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