Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Call for Chefs! (To-Be)

Do you have a budding chef or restaurateur looking for an exciting summer experience? As you may have heard, Virginia Tech students enjoy a wonderful dining experience during their time at college. They would like to share their award-winning skills with the next generation!
VT Dining Services is hosting a five-day, four-night camp from June 25-29 on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus for students in grades five through eight. Executive chefs and managers will be teaching the basics, including cooking techniques, nutrition, food safety, table etiquette, and more. Activities will include many hands-on demonstrations, tours, and fun evening events. Camp participants will be staying in a newly-renovated residence hall and will get to experience a slice of on-campus life with social activities in the evening.

Campers will:
  • gain hands-on culinary training;
  • learn to prepare different meals;
  • make their own ice cream, and desserts;
  • learn kitchen and food safety;
  • tour the kitchen facilities, garden, and dairy barn on campus;
  • learn about nutrition and smart shopping;
  • participate in fun evening activities;
  • and much, much more!

Participants must register by May 31. Students will check-in on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 25, and the camp will conclude with a parents luncheon on Saturday, June 29. The program fee is $525 and includes lodging, meals, and evening activities. A $100 deposit is due upon registering for the event. 

There are only 30 spots available in this inaugural camp so sign up soon!

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