Kids in the Kitchen – Taste of Italy – 5 Day Camp

This 5-day camp is designed for kids, ages 8 to 12.

MONDAY, August 21st to FRIDAY, August 25th

FROM 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Join Chef Lee Baker and spend a week like you are in Italy! We’ll start off this week-long cooking camp making pasta and end it with a pizza party, making a lot of Italian favorites in between.  Each class will give students instruction and practice with various skills and techniques such as using knives correctly to slice, dice and chiffonade; using the stove to simmer & sauté; using a scale to create perfect pasta dough – and how to roll, cut and fill that dough. Additionally, students will learn the advantages of planning ahead for cooking success!


Fresh Pasta cut into Spaghetti, Homemade Tomato Sauce, Mini Meatballs, Garlic Bread


Chicken Saltimbocca, Cheesy, Baked Handmade Potato Gnocchi, Grape Topped Almond Cake


Risotto Milanese, Bruschetta with Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Chocolate Amaretti Cookies


Lasagna Roll-Ups with Sweet Italian Sausage Filling, Breadsticks, Caesar Salad


Pizza Party with Fresh Make Dough and choice of toppings, Antipasto Skewers, Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

  • All classes are taught by a Culinary Professional, with 2 adult assistants.
  • No prior cooking experience is required, just an interest to learn.
  • For safety reasons, please tie long hair back and wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Students will be working with flour, butter and eggs and so we cannot accommodate students with allergies to working with gluten, dairy or eggs.

The Art of Sausage – Fathers Day Edition

Join Chef Drew Flanders on Fathers Day in this robust introduction to Sausage Making. Chef Drew Flanders, a Culinary Instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central College, specializes in artisan charcuterie. He brings with him the philosophy of farm-to-table cooking and a passion for nose-to-tail butchery, charcuterie, sustainability and preservation.

Chef Drew will give you an introduction to the Grinder Assembly and Technique, Seasoning Mixes, Grind Ratios and Meat Preparation, Casings, Methods of Stuffing and Linking. You will then take over and get the basics of stuffing your own!

You will make and 3 different stuff sausages:

  Sweet Italian sausage,

  Classic Bratwurst 

  Polish Sausage

Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious meal featuring your sausage creations, with salad, pepperonata, bread and condiments, with a cold Rainer Beer or a glass of wine

Guests will take home approximately 3 pounds of sausage.