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Old 04-17-2006, 02:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Lunchboxlovessailing
I work at a summer camp in upstate NY as the cook. This summer, we have a two week program for girls 6-8th grade. The description is as follows:"Martha Stewart watch out! The next generation of culinary divas are on their way. From candy and cakes to down home cooking, you'll do it all. Visit the local culinary institute and help prepare a dinner of your choice for the camp. You'll be saying, "Bon Appetite'"

The girls will not be allowed to use the stove or oven, etc. They do have a food preparation area and there will be ten of them.

The question is:Any ideas? Please?
Lunchbox, the nature of the question is not clear to me.

Question: Do you have a selected variety of foods on hand for preparing a dinner of choice for each participant for the camp? Do you know what each participant's dinner of choice will be?

Are you asking for recipes or what to do with the girls for the duration?

If it is a culinary institute, I would give cooking lessons & plan ahead on what & how you will teach -- what cooking utensils are needed, recipes etc.

In about, the eighth grade, in home economics, we worked in teams of four, followed a recipe for muffins, pasta, etc. & each group had their own oven/stove.

At the end of the term, we all worked together for the final in preparing a full menu, based on the dishes we learned during the semester.

If insurance is a concern, I probably might think about kids using knives as well.

Sounds like a great endeavor, but need more specific info.

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Old 04-17-2006, 06:12 PM   #12
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Maybe take a poll from the girls and ask them what they would like to learn.

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Old 04-23-2006, 02:04 PM   #13
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please tell them to put their cell phones aside at a minimum!
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:55 PM   #14
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Will they have microwave access?

I took a class when I was ten and we used the microwave for lots...

We had access to one stove/oven, but we'd each make brownie mix or cookie batter in small groups and then put it on the cookie trays and the teacher would put them in the oven for however long it was.

We also sometimes would work on assembly and easy things. I have a Sara Lee commercial in my head now.

Working with assembly and plating would be good too. I've always liked the visual part, and things tend to collapse on me.

Someone suggested the themed days, and that sounds like it would be a fun thing.
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:54 PM   #15
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I think that would be fun to do at any age.

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