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Culinary Camp

Culinary campers jump together as a group in Lane Stadium.

All Camps are currently full for 2021.   We hope to see you next year!

 

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.

For 2021: Campers will be required to wear face masks, physically distance, and follow all additional sanitation and safety guidelines. 

Culinary Camp 100 - is currently full for 2021!

June 7-11, 2021

For students who are 10-14 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 8 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 - is currently full for 2021!

June 28-July 2, 2021

Dining Services will host a five-day day camp for students who are 14-18 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 8 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 - is currently full for 2021!

July 19-23, 2021

Dining Services will host a five-day day camp for students who are 14-18 years old and have some cooking experience. Camp will cost $450.  Space is limited to 8 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

Not offered in 2021

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.

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.