Kids cook up culinary and teamwork skills – Orange County Register

With scrumptious lesson names such as “Sweet and Savory Pies, Oh My!,” “Bursting With Berries,” and “Welcome to the Jungle!,” how could kids resist signing up for Culinary Kids Summer Camp in Aliso Viejo or San Clemente?

Children between the ages of 6-14 got the opportunity for a hands-on cooking experience last month at one of the Aliso Viejo camps with a trio of chefs that included Culinary Kids owner and founder Bonnie Bachelor, Anne Fluor Scott, and Barbara Bonner.

During the five-day camp, the kids learned 15 recipes with each day comprised of a theme-based meal of three courses.

The students were broken up into small groups and rotated through each of the three chefs, learning a new recipe and skill from each. Aside from cooking skills, the children also learned teamwork as they worked with others in the group.

At the end of each day, the kids sit down to eat what they have cooked.

“This is the best culinary camp I’ve been to,” Annabelle Thornton, 9, said. “I think the teachers here are really nice, and if you don’t know something, they explain it easier than the other camps I’ve been to.”

“I think it’s really fun, and you get to do a lot of stuff by yourself,” said 8-year-old Avery West.

“It’s really fun. You get to have a great experience. Now I cook every single day,” 11-year-old Jocelyn Luu said.

Culinary Kids is holding morning camps in Aliso Viejo and afternoon activities in San Clemente this summer. While there are still camps scheduled for August in Aliso Viejo, they are all sold out for now, according to its website.

More information about Culinary Kids and the camp can be found online at

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