Welcome to culinary camp! We began the long and food-filled week today with our first trip down to the garden. We met master gardener Marilyn and a University helper Ms. Erin who taught us all about what it means to take care of oneself, each other, and most importantly the plants themselves while gardening! They gave us a tour of the garden and we even got a chance to get acquainted with the hens we keep there. We ended our morning in the garden by planting in a few of the beds.
From there, we headed up to the kitchen to learn all about the rules and regulations of a safe kitchen. Once we got through the basics, we dove right in to cooking! We made sushi rice which we would use later after lunch and we also made sesame noodles with cucumber. This week we are celebrating the “Out of the Lunchbox” theme where the kids get to produce items that could be in the lunch boxes of kids all around the world!
After a productive morning of cooking we headed down to a delicious lunch and to participate in physical activity where we did relay races and played a game of tag. Soon after we headed back up into the kitchen to conclude our day at culinary camp. A professional chef, Chef Mik, came to show the campers how to roll authentic sushi and helped them make a classic “California Makimono” whith crab, avocado, and cucumber inside. We also made an Asian Style Chex Mix and Fruit “Sushi” Roll-Ups. The campers got to take the fruit roll-ups home so hopefully they share their amazing skills!! See you tomorrow for our field trip to Earth Dance Farm 🙂