Kids Camp: American Bread Baking

There’s more to bread than that plastic-wrapped loaf from the grocery store! Explore the world of American breads – everything from muffins and cornbread to beautiful yeasted loaves to, of course…cinnamon rolls!

Students will spend the first four days of camp learning the basics of American quick and yeast breads. Students learn some solid culinary skills, tap into their creativity, and work together in a fast-paced environment. On the last day of camp, our students will open their bakery to “the public”, where you can partake of their treats.

The camp is for students ages 10-15 years of age (no exceptions!)
CU will provide beverages and lunch for our students each day.
The series is 5 half-days, Monday-Friday, August 21-25 , from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM each day.
Upon registration, you’ll receive a information packet with a form to complete and return to us.

CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY; Camp cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the first day of your child’s camp. There are no exceptions. No refunds, credits, or camp rescheduling will be provided for cancellations made after this time. Camp cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the start of camp will receive a full refund.

Kids Cooking Club – Eat All Day

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Mon  Sep 11
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
10-12
Price:
$175
Slots Available:
10

Basic cooking knowledge is solid grounding for a self-sufficient life, so we offer the junior version of our adult beginner’s series for budding chefs for students 10-12 years of age.

Students cover everything from basic knife skills to the techniques for preparing simple, real food. It’s not just about the recipes: this is about problem-solving, time management, everyday arithmetic, and applied creativity.

Each week, students will prepare a three-course meal that can be prepared with adult supervision in the kitchen; one class is devoted to after-school snacks.

Classes meet every Monday afternoon from 4:30-6:30 beginning September 11.  Students receive all the recipes at the end of the four-week capsule.

For more details and an application form, please email or call.

EARLY FALL
Kids Cooking Club – Eat All Day Menus

Class 1/September 11
Whole-Grain Pancakes
Dinner for Breakfast Eggs
Fresh Fruit Parfaits

Class 2/September 18
Soup is the Answer
Homemade Lunchables
Recess Cookies

Class 3/September 25
Roast Chicken and Potatoes
Green Bean Thing
Chocolate Pudding

Class 4/October 2
Afterschool Snacks

 

 

Teen Cooking Club

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Sep 14
Time:
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Ages:
13-15
Price:
$175
Slots Available:
6

Basic cooking knowledge is solid grounding for a self-sufficient life! So we offer junior version of our adult beginner cooking series designed for teens ages 13-15.

Students cover everything from basic knife skills to the techniques for preparing simple, whole food. These classes are not just about recipes; they also focus on problem-solving, time management, everyday arithmetic, and applied creativity.

Each week, students will prepare a three-course meal that they can prepare at home with minimal adult supervision.

Classes meet once a month on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:30 PM beginning September 14.

Take the entire series, or individual classes. For more details and an application form, please email or call.

Teen Cooking Club Fall Series

Class 1/September 14
Pasta with Meatballs and Marinara
The Big Salad with Vinaigrette
Poached Pears, Mascarpone Cream

Class 2/October 12
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
The Grilled Rachel
Cinnamon Crunch Baked Apples

Class 3/November 9
The Best Guacamole
Huevos Rancheros
Fresh Fruit Salad with Cajeta Caramel

Class 4/December 14
Ginger Sesame Chicken Stir-fry with Rice
Asian Marinated Cucumbers
Mango Tapioca Pudding

Couples Night: Nonna’s Kitchen

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Sep 16
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
4

The comforting food from Nonna’s kitchen. Not Sunday gravy this time, but another favorite, Chicken Parmigiana. Add a big green salad, some garlic bread, a few antipasti – mangia bene! On the menu:

Antipasti Trio
Chicken Parmigiana, Penne Marinara
Insalata Mixta
Fresh Fruit Zabaglione

We have wine and beer available for purchase, by the bottle or glass. (Southborough is not a BYOB town.) Note: Tuition price is per couple.

Taste of Thai Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Tue  Sep 19
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
3

Eat globally and never be bored. In this workshop, students learn about the ingredients and techniques that are the foundation of Thai cuisine and use them in some traditional recipes. On the menu:

Spicy Shrimp Soup
Spicy Basil Chicken
Vegetables in Red Curry
Pad Thai
Sticky Rice with Mango

Master the Basic – Beginner (AM)

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Sep 20
Time:
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
8

Our goals for this four daytime beginner series is to build your skills and confidence, as well as training your taste buds. At the completion of the Beginner series, you will be ready to put together simple meals for yourself and family from basic pantry items.

Students will learn the basics of knife skills, simple soups and stocks, and sauces; easy vegetable preparations; how to cook eggs; and the methods for cooking familiar cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and fish. We will cover building a pantry of ingredients and selecting a small battery of equipment, as well as tips for menu planning, nesting tasks, shopping the grocery store, and sources for ingredients.

Who should take it: Individuals who can cook as long as they have a recipe in front of them, or for those who have been cooking for years but have never had formal training and lack confidence about what they’re doing in the kitchen.

Week 1: September 20: Basic Knifes Skills; Easy Vegetable Prep; All About Eggs
Week 2: September 27:  Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces
Week 3: October 4: Moist Heat Cooking Methods;
Week 4: October 11: Dry Heat Cooking Methods.

Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the session.

A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!

Master the Basics – Beginner (PM)

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Wed  Sep 20
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$300
Slots Available:
8

The goals for this four evening beginner series is to build your skills and confidence, as well as training your taste buds. At the completion of the Beginner series, you will be ready to put together simple meals for yourself and family from basic pantry items.

Students will learn the basics of knife skills, simple soups and stocks, and sauces; easy vegetable preparations; how to cook eggs; and the methods for cooking familiar cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and fish. We will cover building a pantry of ingredients and selecting a small battery of equipment, as well as tips for menu planning, nesting tasks, shopping the grocery store, and sources for ingredients.

Who should take it: Individuals who can cook as long as they have a recipe in front of them, or for those who have been cooking for years but have never had formal training and lack confidence about what they’re doing in the kitchen.

Week 1: September 20: Basic Knifes Skills; Easy Vegetable Prep; All About Eggs
Week 2: September 27:  Soups, Stocks, and Simple Sauces
Week 3: October 4: Moist Heat Cooking Methods;
Week 4: October 11: Dry Heat Cooking Method

Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the session.

A light snack prepared by our staff and non-alcoholic beverages provided – so you can survive!

Boot Camp: One-Day Intensive – How to Boil Water

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Sat  Sep 23
Time:
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$200
Slots Available:
5

Attention, culinary newbies! We offer a one-day Saturday workshop that will get you started in the kitchen. Students begin with knife skills and work their way through the 12 essential recipes we believe everyone should know. These recipes call for just a few simple ingredients, minimum equipment, and are open to lots of interpretations. And the techniques you learn will last a lifetime.

This class is great for college students, college-bound students, post-grads, newlyweds, and people whose parents have finally kicked them out of the nest. For more details, especially concerning your level of expertise, please give us a call.

You don’t need to bring anything – we provide an apron for use during class as well as plenty of take-away containers. You may bring along a chef’s knife (non-serrated) if you have one, and we’ll sharpen it for you.

Note: Enrollment is limited; we want to keep the class small and focused!

Weeknight Vegetarian Workshop

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Thu  Sep 28
Time:
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$75
Slots Available:
9

Whether you are a vegetarian or cook for them, it’s always good to have a few, quick, meatless recipes in your arsenal. They’re carnivore-tested and approved, too! On the menu:

Our Shepherd’s Pie
Roasted Veggie Enchiladas
Ramen Bowl with Miso and Poached Egg
BLTs with Coconut “Bacon”
Delicata Squash Salad, Pickled Vegetables

Couples Night: Pub Night

Type:
Hands On
Date:
Fri  Sep 29
Time:
6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Ages:
Adults
Price:
$165
Slots Available:
0
Class Full!

Colder weather calls for comforting food and pub grub is both casual and comforting. Add a beer – what could be better? On the menu:

Scottish Oatcakes with Smoked Salmon
Beefeaters Steak and Potato Pasties
Fall Squash and Fig Salad, Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Knickerbocker Glory

We have wine and beer available for purchase, by the bottle or glass. (Southborough is not a BYOB town.) Note: Tuition price is per couple.