Cooking with SAGE is a fun opportunity for campers and families to come together in the kitchen and learn new recipes and cooking techniques during daily LIVE sessions with a SAGE chef! Each week will focus on a different topic – from pizza dough and cake decorating to empanadas and homemade Chick-Fil-A – your camper will walk away with new knowledge and skills.

By opting in to purchase the Cooking with SAGE at home kit, campers will receive their own set of equipment and tools to follow along the LIVE video sessions each day, as well as an organized ingredient list to make a quick trip to the grocery store easy and fun!

Each day, campers will learn about the cooking topic and recipe or how and why each step in the recipe is important. At the end of the week, recipes will be assembled for a final product and on Friday’s campers will have the opportunity to share their creations and explain why they chose their favorite ingredients! Each session is a one-week virtual course (5, one-and-a-half hour sessions).*Please Note: An adult must to be present for children 13 and under. Sign up for as few or many cooking class sessions as you wish!

Where: Right in your home! You’ll receive special Zoom log-in info to join the daily cooking classes

When: 10 AM, Monday through Friday (All Sessions will be recorded and available to those that are unable to attend at 10am)

  • Session 1: The Art of Making Chocolates(June 7 – 11)
  • Session 2: Cookies, Cookies (June 14 – 18)
  • Session 3: Twisted Pretzels (June 21 – 25)
  • Session 4: Fil-A-Chicken Fast Food Fun (June 28 – July 1)
  • Session 5: Dumplings & Egg Rolls (July 6* – 9)
  • Session 6: Empanadas (July 12 – 16)
  • Session 7: Cake Decorating Galore (July 19 – 23)
  • Session 8: Pizza, Pizza (July 26 – 30)
  • Session 9: Sushi (August 2 – 6)
  • Session 10: Hand Pies (August 9 – 13)

*Campus is closed on Monday, July 5th, as the observed July 4th holiday

sign up and/or purchase equipment kit

Session Descriptions

June 7 to June 11
The Art of Making Chocolates

We will start the week learning about the history and origin of chocolate and the cacao bean.  Semi sweet, bitter, and milk are a few types of chocolate that we will learn about and work with.  We will make ganache and temper chocolate to create our own hand rolled truffles.  Students will create chocolate lollipops and filled candies from molds.  Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

June 14 to June 18
Cookies, Cookies

Drop, rolled, cut, dipped and more!  Students will learn about the history of the cookie, and hear some surprising fun facts.  We will learn about and create several types of cookies from scratch.  Make those fancy cookies you see at the bakery while at camp!  We will get creative with decorated iced sugar cookies using the flooding technique.  Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

June 21 to June 25
Twisted Pretzels

There is more history that you might know about the soft pretzel.  History and legends date back to the 7th century.  This is more than just a ballpark treat!  Roll up your sleeves for dough making, rising, rolling out the dough, and baking different shaped pretzels.  Create fun, savory and sweet dips to accompany your creations.  Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

June 28 – July 1
Fil-A-Chicken Fast Food Fun

Avoid the long lines and learn how to prepare your own “Fil-A-Chicken" style menu items.  Learn what makes this style fried chicken better than the average fast-food joint.  We will talk about brining and breading, rubs and marinades.  Learn about different breading processes and get to pound out your own chicken filet!  Dip it up a notch with sauces galore.   Explore different dipping sauces and why they taste so good on your chicken.  Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

July 5 – July 9
Dumplings and Egg Rolls

During dumpling and egg roll week, students will learn all about the different styles of dumplings and egg rolls and the various cuisines they come from.  Students will learn all about the different fillings and wraps and how to wrap or roll them!  Students will also learn the histories of the ingredients and why they are steamed or fried.  We will also see the authentic tools used to make each item.  Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

July 12 – 16
Empanadas

During Empanada week students will learn about the different types of turnovers and the cultures that usually make them.  Students will learn about the pastry dough and make different types of doughs for their Empanadas.  Students will make both sweet and savory fillings as well as sauces to accompany their Empanadas. Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

July 19 – July 23
Cake Decorating Galore

It’s time to use those artistic skills and get your colors ready!  Students will learn many techniques for cake decorating – not just baking the cake and eating it too!  Let’s learn the fun and exciting world of cake decorating together!  Students will learn how to frost a cake, how to make frosting flowers, piping tricks, and how to make your frosting look as smooth as ice!  Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

July 26 – July 30
Pizza, Pizza

During pizza week, students will learn how to make pizza dough from scratch and learn what each of the ingredients do and why.  Students will get a short lesson on the history of pizza and why it is so popular.  It will be a full week of flour, pizza and fun!   Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

August 2 – August 6
Sushi

The fun and excitement of sushi isn’t just about the fish!  There are many ingredients that make sushi delicious for any palate!  Students will learn how to roll sushi with bamboo mat and how the rolls are traditionally eaten.   Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

August 9 – August 13
Hand Pies

Fruity delicious!  During hand pie week, we will learn all about pies – both sweet and savory!  Students will learn the difference between pie doughs and which ones you can and can’t use for pies!  We will learn about puff pastry and rough puff – which ones are easy and which ones are more time consuming.  We will also learn the best technique for cooking your filling.  Each day we will learn either about the cooking topic or how and why each step in the recipe is important.  At the end of the week, we will put it all together and show off our creations and explain why we choose our favorite ingredients!

Pricing

$115 for each LIVE virtual 1 week session with a profession SAGE chef! A materials box is included and will be sent for each session, along with a grocery list to purchase on your own. Each session’s registration will close 1-week prior to ensure that the materials box arrives on time!

sign up and/or purchase equipment kit