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Culinary Camp

Culinary campers jump together as a group in Lane Stadium.

All camps are full for 2022.  Thank you for your interest in Culinary Camp.

 

Culinary Camp Description

Do you have a budding chef or restaurateur looking for an exciting experience? Looking to grow your culinary skills so you can make more than just a dinner reservation? As you may have heard in the media, Virginia Tech students enjoy a wonderful dining experience during their time at college. We would like to share our award-winning skills with you and your family! There are four different camps to choose from.

Please note: All Culinary Camps are day camps, no overnight accommodations will be provided. For all youth camps, Camps will run from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each with pick-up and drop-off available from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Virginia Tech Dining Services will provide trained camp counselors to ensure the safety of your campers. All camps will require long periods of standing in a kitchen environment and campers will be expected to try all items prepared unless there are food allergy or intolerance concerns.

Campers and staff will be required to follow all additional sanitation and safety guidelines, including masking and distancing guidelines when needed to comply with VT, local, state, and/or federal guidelines. 

 

Culinary Camp 100 - Full for 2022

June 6-10, 2022

For students who are 10-12 years old. Virginia Tech Chefs will be teaching the basics, including cooking techniques, nutrition, food safety, and more. Culinary Camp 100 will cost $450. Space is limited to 10 campers.   

Culinary Camper pours hot sauce into pot with whisk.

Campers will:

  • gain hands-on culinary training;
  • learn to prepare different meals;
  • learn kitchen and food safety;
  • tour the kitchen facilities
  • learn about nutrition
  • and much, much more!

Culinary Camp 200 - Full for 2022

June 27-July 1, 2022

Dining Services will host a five-day day camp for students who are 13-18 years old. Virginia Tech Chefs will be teaching advanced cooking techniques, food safety, knife skills, and more.  Culinary Camp 200 will cost $450. Space is limited to 10 campers. 

Culinary Campers learn how to toss pizza dough into the air and catch it.

Campers will:

  • gain hands-on culinary training;
  • learn advanced techniques on grilling, tempering, roasting, and more;
  • learn kitchen and food safety;
  • and much, much more!

Culinary Camp: Baking/Desserts Edition - Full for 2022

July 11-15, 2022

Dining Services will host a five-day day camp for students who are 13-18 years old and have some cooking experience. Camp will cost $450.  Space is limited to 10 campers. 

Two culinary campers smile and show off what they learned how to bake in a culinary camp class.

Camper will:

  • learn about Baking Ingredients, equipment and culinary math.
  • Basic and Classical Cakes
  • Quick bread and yeast breads
  • Pastry and Chocolates
  • Individual Desserts
Culinary campers stir chocolate sauces over stove.
Molly, a Culinary camper serves food from one of the food trucks to a customer.
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Culinary Camp: Food Truck Edition - Full for 2022

July 18-22, 2022

This five-day day camp is targeted for students who are 14-18 years old.  Campers will create menus and learn how to cook on one of Virginia Tech's state of the art food trucks. Campers will compete to see who can prepare, market, and serve the best dish during this week long camp.  Camp will cost $450.  Space is limited to 8 campers. 

Registration and Payment for the Youth Camps

Each camp is $450/person and includes meals, a chef coat, and a chef hat. Full payment is due upon registering for the event.  If you need to cancel your registration, you will receive your payment back if you cancel by May 1. After that, no refunds will be given. (Program and schedule is subject to change.) 


  • Click here to be added to pre-registration notification for future camps. 

For more information, contact Laura Pontier at 540-231-9205 or culinarycamp@vt.edu.