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
Need some help with your holiday baking? Register your child in this fun and festive holiday baking camp! Campers will work hands on with our chef instructors to make homemade butter tart bars, snickerdoodles, cranberry white chocolate chip cookies, and even some mint hot chocolate from scratch. A delicious lunch and snacks will also be provided.
Friday, December 2; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $70
Join us for a day full of holiday baking! Campers will put their baking skills to the test as they make Candy Cane Nanaimo Bars, Soft Ginger Cookies and Rosemary Cranberry Crackers. They will learn how to build their very own mini gingerbread house while sipping on our house-made Spicy Hot Chocolate. Our culinary team will prepare a hearty soup for lunch and campers will be able to build their own salad. Everyone will be able to go home with samples of their freshly, baked treats!
Tuesday, December 20; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $70
It’s all about holiday entertaining today! Campers will learn how to prepare Petites Tourtières, a French Canadian meat pie traditionally served on Christmas Eve, and they’ll make and decorate gingerbread men to bring home! We’ll finish the day with a demonstration on how to melt chocolate to make our White Chocolate Cranberry Munch Mix and a sampling of our Hot Butterscotch Apple Cider. Our culinary team will prepare a hearty soup for lunch and campers will be able to build their own salad.
Wednesday, December 21; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70
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 ; 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, Februrary 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
Maple syrup is a great Canadian staple and is used in the kitchen more than we think! From vinaigrettes to salmon glazes to, of course, desserts! This is a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen and learn some history about Canada!
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
Kids in the Kitchen Half Day Camp: Italian Feast
Start the new year 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. We will be preparing and eating lunch during the class.
Wednesday, January 4; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50 + GST
Kids in the Kitchen Half Day Camp: A Mediterranean Meal
The Mediterranean is all about warm weather, blue water and delicious, healthy food! Kids in the Kitchen Half Day Camp 2 features recipes from the Mediterranean. Participants will learn knife skills as they make a delicious Greek salad, baking skills as they make homemade flat bread and learn about food safety as they make tasty meat skewers. We will be preparing and eating lunch during the class.
Thursday, January 5; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50 + GST
TO REGISTER FOR A CAMP PLEASE CALL 780-420-7282 OR EMAIL US.