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Teens at Whisk – MasterChef! 5-Days
*This is an advance class for returning students*
Designed for ages 13+
If you love cooking competitions, this week is for you!
This camp is designed for students who have already gained basic cooking skills and would like to up their game…with a few friendly competitions thrown in. Guided by our own culinary expert, Chef Thanh Tang, students will spend one day (Days 1 & 3) refining their kitchen knowledge and cooking skills using the provided recipes as a warmup for day two. The following days (Days 2 & 4 & 5) include an iron chef competition between teams based on the day’s theme. Friday cumulates into the ultimate competition, where students are encouraged to design and create menus for the competition that are as unique as they are.
Day One – Flavors of the East
Emphasis infusing spices, balancing flavors, Asian knife skills and cooking techniques.
Menu: Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork, Stir fried Summer Vegetables with Indian Spices, Fluffy Jasmine Rice
Day Two – Asian Inspired Menu Competition
Day Three – Techniques of the West
Emphasis on sauce making, seasoning, searing, roasting, deglazing, reducing and French knife skills
Menu: Handmade pasta, Pan roasted chicken with lemon pan sauce, Gastrique sauce, Roasted Pepper Romesco, Olive Tapenade, Tomato and Artichoke salad with Raspberry balsamic vinaigrette
Day Four – European Inspired Menu Competition
Day Five – Best for last – Let’s Do YOU!
Students in a teams will create their menu, recipes and shopping list for their final competition, using new flavors and techniques learned during the week – and then head off to the stoves to cook their best meal! Good Luck – Tasting and Judging Iron Chef Style!
The final outcome of this class will be that students will gain organizational skills, menu and shopping list planning, time management, and hone in on some quality cooking skills while having a blast showing off their flavors at Whisk! Bonus: Acquiring an in-depth understanding of the flavor profiles of the Far East and West/Europe.
- No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
- For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed toed shoes.
- Allergies or dietary restrictions may be accommodated – just let us know upon registration.