(photo is from 2019 – pre pandemic)

Chef Paul Mattison announces the 10th annual Chef Camp for Kids.

The camp offers four one-week sessions:
June 29 – July 3:   Basic Cooking & Restaurant Skills Camp
July 6 – July 10:   Basic Baking Pastry Camp
July 13 – July 17:   Advanced Cooking Techniques Camp
July 20 – July 24:   Advanced Pastry and Design Camp

The camp is organized through Sarasota County’s Summer Camp Program.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the camp start dates have been delayed. We will provide the new sign up date when we receive it from the county. We expect the registration to open any day. We suggest that you visit the link below to create the account, first entering your child as family members and include their birthday and grade.
Once dates have been finalized, sign ups will be available on the Sarasota County Parks & Recreation website.
Keyword: Chef
Chef Camp for Kids Registration

or call 941-861-7275

During Mattison’s Chef Camp, children learn a variety of cooking techniques from the classically trained chefs at Mattison’s Forty-One including how to sauté and grill; make pasta from scratch, salads, sauces, and dressings; and create delicious, simple desserts. Since service is essential to the restaurant business, the children are taught how to set and clear a table properly, how to serve, restaurant etiquette, and safe kitchen practices. More advanced specialty camps are also offered. Campers put their new skills to work at week’s end for a graduation lunch for family and friends.
Each camper receives a chef hat and Mattison’s apron. Campers will be broken up into small groups.

Chef Camp Details 

Basic Cooking & Restaurant Skills Camp – children learn how a restaurant runs including hands-on kitchen experience, safety, food-handling techniques, and dining room training

                        Basic Baking Pastry Camp – children learn basic workings of pastries with attention to weights and measures preparing items such as quick breads,                                                                                                                        cupcakes, cookies, and cheesecake

Advanced Cooking Techniques Camp – campers to learn cooking techniques & recipes

                                                           Advanced Pastry & Design Camp – this camp teaches more complicated pastry techniques offering hands-on training