Sign Up The Kids For Cooking Camp At Shelton State

Sign Up The Kids For Cooking Camp At Shelton State
School’s out for the summer, but kids don’t have to stop learning after the bell is done ringing. If your student has expressed an interest in the cooking, they can sign up for Bucs’ Summer Cooking Camp!

When and Where

The camp will be held at Shelton State Community College. The grade 7-9 sessions will occur on July 15 through 18. Camps will begin at 8:30 a.m. each morning and run until noon. Shelton State is located at 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405. Enrollment is $160 per student.

The Cooking Camp

At the college’s training facilities, experienced culinary professionals will instruct students on kitchen basics and essential cooking techniques. Shelton State is equipped with a modern kitchen space to accommodate their Culinary Arts program, and students will have a chance to experience what it’s like to work with a chef’s mise en scene, surrounded by stainless steel and all the requisite tools.

A Lifetime of Benefit

When you talk with virtually any passionate chef, more often than not, you’ll hear that their interest in cooking began at an early age. Many great cooks learned the ropes while hanging on to their grandmother’s apron strings, and they are often grateful for guardians that supported and fostered an interest in food. Whether your student dreams of manning the range in a professional kitchen or just expanding on their culinary knowledge, the camp promises to lay a sturdy foundation.

Getting into the Business

If your student is truly interested in pursuing a career in professional cooking, then prospects look better every day. It is projected that job opportunities for head cooks and chefs may grow by up to nine percent by 2024. Alabama is in the midst of a culinary renaissance, and our food cities have recently enjoyed national press for the variety and quality of our cuisine. There’s quite a lot of work that comes between entering the job market and becoming a head chef, and an educational opportunity like the summer camp can help students grasp the basics before they ever ring up their first order.

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