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“I just want to say thank you for everything! I loved camp! My favorite recipe was of course learning to make chocolate glazes, because I love chocolate!  Seriously though I cooked so many great recipes.  I came to learn more about making desserts and baking and I did!”  – Murphy (2016 Student)


Every year our recipe book includes over 100+ recipes, and we make them all from scratch.  We work on skills, culinary technique, and underlying concepts and apply those to the recipes of the day.  We pull from countries all over the world: Cuba, France, Italy, Indonesia, Thailand, India, China, Japan, USA, and more.   At our culinary summer programs, we want each student to try their hand at all sorts of food, beyond what they already know, and to stretch.  Often we see students get the most satisfaction from the little things, like perfectly plating the smallest details, making a glaze, or getting a sauce just right.

Team Too Much Sauce's Winning Ribs at the BBQ Showdown
Team “Too Much Sauce” Submitted This Winning Ribs Recipe at the BBQ Showdown

Partial Selection from our curated recipe book, all made from scratch:  Basil Pesto, Biryani Marsala, Breadsticks, Caprese Salad, Carrot Raita, Char Koay Teow, Chicha Morada, Chicken Milanese, Chicken Tangine, Cobb Salad, Coconut Puto, , Corn Chowder with Crabmeat and Scallops, Cornbread, Crepes (various sweet and savory), Creme Brulee, Floating Islands (Ouefs a la Neige) Gazpacho, Chocolate Glaze (especially for Eclairs and Profiteroles), Green Papaya Salad, Gulan Jamun, Homemade Croutons, Indonesian-style Satay, Jambalaya, Kebabs, Madras Chicken Curry, Mango Chutney, Mango Lassi, Massaman Chicken Curry, Mint Coriander Chutney, Mussels Meuniere, Pad Thai, Pan-seared chicken with veloute sauce, Pappadums, Paratha, Pastry Creme, Pate a choux, Pita, Puff Pastry, Purple Yam Puto, Quiche Lorraine, Quinoa Salad, Red Pepper Hummus, Ropa Vieja (Cuban-style yum), Salade Nicoise, Shrimp Fa Diavolo, Spaghetthi with Meatballs, Strwaberry Shortcakes, Stuffed Arepas, Stuffed Zuchini Blossoms, Tabbouleh, Tamarind Chutney, Tandoori Chicken, Tiramisu, Totsones with Salsa Verde, Vegetable Biryani, Watermelon Ice and much much more all made from SCRATCH.

Yes one of our students made this from scratch!