​Cooking Camps​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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 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 recipes home to share with their families at the end of each class. The camp is sure to reveal your child’s inner chef.
 
Location: All classes are held at the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre in Calgary, 909 -11 Avenue S.W.
 
To register, call 403-245-7630.

SINGLE DAY CAMPS

Earth Day Feast! (for ages 9 to 11)
We’re celebrating Earth Day by cooking with the finest ingredients Mother Nature has to offer from earth to sea. Campers will learn how to cook with sustainable fish, free-range meat and locally grown vegetables. They will also learn how to plant their own fresh herbs and what they can grow in their own gardens. Each camper will receive a potted sunflower to take home to grow!
Friday, April 22; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70+GST

All About Brunch (for ages 9 to 11)
We are told breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now our campers can learn to help prepare brunch classics like eggs benedict, including making hollandaise from scratch. They’ll also learn how to make their own turkey sage sausage patties, flavourful roasted potatoes, coconut crusted French toast, and brunch wouldn’t be complete without quiche.
Monday, April 25; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70+GST
 
Camping Foods (for ages 9 to 11)
Learn how to prepare for a weekend camping trip! We’ll be making foil-pack potatoes, campfire bannock, make-ahead salads, marinating salmon and what would a camping trip be without homemade graham crackers   for s’mores?
Friday, May 20; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70+GST
 

SUMMER COOKING CAMPS

Camp Theme: Tastes of the World
Join us for another fun-filled week of flavours from all over the globe. Campers will have the chance to create dishes from Germany, Spain, Vietnam, Thailand and the Middle East.  We’ll be baking, cooking, sharpening our knife skills, battling it out in food related competitions, and enjoying plenty of delicious eats!  Campers are sure to bring home some new recipes, skills and even a few treats.
 
 
Click here to download our Summer Cooking Camp Calendar.
 
Camps run Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
 
Cost: $450.00 + GST
 
Camps will include individual activity booklets and daily outdoor breaks or movie breaks, depending on the weather.
 
Complimentary before and after care is available from 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., however, late pickups will be subject to a $10 per 15 minute fee.
 

FROM WORKING FARM TO TABLE COOKING CAMPS

Throughout the week campers will learn all about gardening firsthand by planting, sprouting and growing their own sunflower plant. Our chef instructors will walk them through how to select fresh, local ingredients as they create tasty salads, mouth-watering baked goods, healthy breakfast options and we even have a day set aside for Ukrainian classics like borscht. Our campers’ knowledge will be put to the test when we wrap up the week with a trip to two local working farms. They’ll get to experience a day on the farm, digging up their own ingredients to bring back and use in their chicken pot pies.



 





 
 
Camps run Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $475.00 + GST
 
Camps will include individual activity booklets and daily outdoor breaks or movie breaks, depending on the weather.
 
Late pickups will be subject to a $10 per 15 minute fee.

INCLUSION POLICY

Our cooking camps strive to be an inclusive environment for all children. Please make us aware of any disabilities or behavioral needs that may affect your child’s participation. While our goal is inclusive participation, there are times when a child requires more support than our current ratios are able to provide. Therefore ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen welcomes the opportunity for parents to send a support person to accompany the child. Please contact us if you require further information.

 
 

 In their words ...

 

​What parents have to say about our Kids Cooking Camps. 



 
Expecting our daughter to make muffins and pizzas, etc., we were pleasantly surprised when she came home with more “adult fare.” Not one for eating spinach nor chickpeas, she said her favourite dish was the Moroccan chickpea soup. Today we are going to make the tortillas. Fantastic course for 9-year-olds (or anyone!). She definitely wants to attend again next year. Cheers to you for helping a 9-year-old not only learn to cook, but enjoy the taste of healthy food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 



 


 
My daughter loved learning within ATCO’s state-of-the-art kitchen space with experienced and enthusiastic chefs. She still shares nuggets of knowledge about kitchen utensil skills, nutritional facts, and how food is produced. Sincere thanks to everyone at ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen for giving my kid such a fantastic learning experience and instilling an enthusiasm about making HEALTHY & DELICIOUS food!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 
Last updated on April 29, 2016