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Summer cooking camps for kids in Madison

Young chefs are a course away from an inspiring, instructional, and tasty summer.

Two kids in denim aprons gaze at a counter holding a bowl of flour, chocolate chips, and croissants.

Kids will be whipping up French pastries in no time.

Photo via Sur La Table

This summer, we’re in favor of letting your kids touch the stove. Let us explain.

We’d only recommend this activity under professional supervision, with detailed instruction, and the promise of tasty treats at the end — AKA, everything you get in one of Sur La Table’s cooking camps.

Check out the camps held at Sur La Table (712 N. Midvale Blvd.), perfect for little chefs who’d love hands-on cooking instruction this summer. Bon appétit.

🧁 For kids ages 7-11

Baking 101
This camp will have kids mixing batter and rolling out dough to make everything from chocolate marble banana bread to homemade pizzas. Five-day camps are available June 19 through August 25. Browse camps and sign up for 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. slots.

Culinary Excursion
From a chicken dinner to taco night, little chefs will learn a breadth of techniques and recipes they can use again. Five-day camps are available June 12 through August 18. Browse camps and sign up for 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. slots.

Global Flavors
Kids will learn about flavors + cooking techniques from around the world, like rolling sushi and kneading pasta dough. Five and three-day camps are available June 26 through September 1. Browse camps and sign up for 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. slots.

🍳 For teens 12+

Global Grub
Teens will explore culinary traditions including dim sum, Mediterranean favorites, and even viral food trends (hello, crispy rice sushi). Five and three-day camps are available June 12 through August 18. Browse camps and sign up.

Bakeshop
Advanced baking techniques will be simplified, with teens learning everything from how to pipe chocolate to crafting tuile cookie shells. Five-day camps are available July 10 through August 25. Browse camps and sign up.

Better Than Takeout
Your teen may soon offer to cater take-out night themselves after this course on foods like Tex-Mex fare, ramen, and burgers. Five-day camps are available June 26 through September 1. Browse camps and sign up.

Feeling inspired? Check out upcoming cooking classes for adults.

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