ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen offers cooking camps for kids and teens. Our camps are a series of hands-on cooking classes that are engaging from start to finish.
Our Chef Instructors and Professional Home Economists will teach the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety and cooking techniques to create tasty dishes from scratch.
Participants will enjoy the dishes they make for lunch and will be able to take extras and recipe packages home to share with their families at the end of each class. Every camp is sure to reveal your child’s inner chef.
School Holiday Camps - For Ages 9 - 12
Do you dream of eating your way through France? We’ll be creating favourites from Parisian bistros such as croque monsieur, French onion soup, and tarte Tatin—an upside down fruit with caramel pastry. Don’t worry; we’ll also be making light green salads to balance the rich Parisian food. There will be a focus on learning knife skills and classic French cooking techniques.
Friday, January 27; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70
Campers will learn knife skills, baking skills and how to safely work at the stove while working as a team to prepare a medley of delectable brunch classics. The day will begin with making stuffed French toast and then they’ll move into preparing a black bean and corn frittata, pumpkin sour cream coffee cake and candied bacon.
Friday, February 3; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70
In this back-to-back camp, campers will learn knife skills, baking skills and how to prepare a full dinner menu as they make an entrée to bring home each day. On the first day, campers will prepare Shepard’s pie with a tasty side dish and on day two they will be bringing home a hearty stew with homemade biscuits.
Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $140
Campers will develop their baking skills by making Irish soda bread with spinach dip. Then they will learn how to transform the mighty potato into cheesy spinach gnocchi and Irish potato cakes. Other highlights from the day will include making Shepherd’s pie and decorating festive St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes!
Friday, March 17; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70
Theme: 2 Day Camp - Exploring Canadian Classics
Take a journey across the Great White North as we explore classic Canadian dishes from coast to coast. Learn how to turn Nanaimo bars into balls, season split pea soup and make creamy mashed potatoes for shepherd’s pie.
Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $140
Each day our campers will work through the cuisine of a different European country: Italy, France, Spain, England and Germany. They will learn knife skills, baking skills and will work as a team to prepare flavourful, easy recipes that they can share with their families.
Monday to Friday, March 27 - 31; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $350
TO REGISTER IN A COOKING CAMP, CALL 403-245-7630.
Spring Break Cooking Camps - For Ages 9 - 12
March 27 - 31 Spring Break Cooking Camps for ages 9 - 12:
$50+GST/half day camp or $225+GST to sign up for whole week. Includes lunch.
Theme - An Italian Feast
Start Spring Break off learning how to cook an Italian feast for the whole family! Kids in the Kitchen Half Day Camp 1 will be all about pasta! Participants will not only make fresh pasta from scratch, but will also make the sauce and meatballs to go with it.
Monday, March 27; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
Theme - All About Breakfast
This class is going to teach the basics of kitchen safety, while also preparing a complete breakfast. Kids will learn stove safety by preparing their own scrambled eggs, baking skills by preparing delicious cinnamon buns and knife safety by chopping a nutritious fruit salad. Prepared foods will be eaten as lunch during the class.
Tuesday, March 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
Theme - A Mediterranean Meal
The Mediterranean is all about warm weather, blue water and delicious, healthy food! Kids in the Kitchen Half Day Camp 3 features recipes from the Mediterranean. Participants will learn knife skills as they make a delicious Greek salad, baking skills as they make homemade flatbread and learn about food safety as they make tasty meat skewers.
Wednesday, March 29; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
Theme - Tacos
Learn how to make a favourite Mexican staple – TACOS! From soft homemade tortillas, fresh vibrant salsa and creamy guacamole, you will use your creativity to put together gourmet tacos that will be sure to impress!
Thursday, March 30; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
Theme - Soup and Biscuits
Warm soup and soft biscuits are a great treat to make in our Spring Break Cooking Camp 5. Participants will learn knife skills as they make a hearty soup, baking skills as they make homemade biscuits and learn about food and kitchen safety during this half day camp.
Friday, March 31; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
To register for a camp please call 780-420-7282.