Hands on Kids/teen Boot camp

Teen Boot Camp

Is your teen ready to take their culinary skills to the next level? In this week-long Boot Camp, the Chopping Block's seasoned chefs will teach teens, ages 12 to 16, essential cooking techniques and share kitchen wisdom that will stay with them for a lifetime. Students will become proficient at making sauces, knife skills, meat and vegetable cookery, making dough and baking. Additionally, they will understand the hows and whys of cooking, preparing them for a future of confidence in the kitchen. 

DAY ONE: Breakfast and Brunch

  • Knife Skills Lesson
  • Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs
  • Build-Your-Own Omelets with Maple-Glazed Bacon and Potato Hash
  • Lemon-Blueberry Scones
  • Ham and Cheese Crêpes with Hollandaise Sauce and Banana-Nutella Crêpes
  • Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake   

DAY TWO: Lunch

  • Minestrone Soup with Pesto Drizzle
  • Grilled Greek Chicken Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Feta Cheese
  • Taco Salad with Ground Beef, Grilled Corn, Black Beans and Queso Fresco 
  • Calzones with Homemade Tomato Sauce, Pepperoni and Mozzarella 
  • Cuban Sandwiches (Roasted Pork, Ham and Swiss Cheese)
  • Pineapple Fried Rice with Red Peppers and Edamame


  • Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Tomato Sauce and Fresh Fettuccine
  • Roasted Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Crema
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Twice-Baked Potatoes and Chimichurri Sauce
  • Potato-Herb Gnocchi with Alfredo Sauce
  • Spanish Rice-Stuffed Peppers with Black Bean-Corn Salsa and Chihuahua Cheese

DAY FOUR: Baking and Pastry

  • Homemade Buttery Dinner Rolls 
  • Individual Lemon Meringue Pies with Homemade Pie Dough
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Glazed French Crullers

DAY FIVE: Snacks and Party Food

  • Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • BBQ Turkey Meatballs
  • Gougères (French Cheese Puffs)
  • Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with Peppers and Onions
  • Roasted Poblano and Chorizo Quesadillas with Chipotle Sour Cream
  • Shrimp Satay with Hoisin Dipping Sauce
  • Fried Cheese Sticks with Marinara Sauce

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