Curriculum

At campusLA, our students love the depth of recipes and the skills of the staff.  Our program takes place in a professional teaching kitchen with high-end equipment.  This California culinary arts summer program is for students who want a professional-level experience.

The vision for the program is:  a short classroom session to start the day, to build skills (like knife usage), specific cooking techniques, and core concepts to introduce the day’s recipes. Then it is hours and hours of cooking in a professional kitchen under the watchful eye of talented professional chefs.  This is a great opportunity for our premier California culinary arts summer program students.

CLASSROOM ACADEMICS

Hard at work - campusNYC is the culinary summer camp high school students love.
Hard at work – campusLA is the California culinary arts summer program students love.

Students get formal classroom time in addition to their kitchen time each day.  This enables us to learn and get formal conceptual training:

  • Knife Skills and Safety
  • Kitchen Safety rules
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Label Reading/Deciphering
  • Ingredients / Substitution
  • Calories / Energy
  • Kosher, Vegetarian, and Vegan Alternatives
  • And more….

In addition to the concepts listed above, our chefs go over the day’s recipes with the students ahead of being in the kitchen, and they discuss core critical concepts, techniques and other important aspects of the day’s recipes with the students before they hit the kitchen.

RECIPES

We make over 100 recipes each session in our California culinary arts summer program, from countries all over the world, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Indonesia, Thailand, India, China, Japan, USA, and on and on…. all of these were made by hand, by our students, in the kitchen together from scratch!

  • basil pesto
  • biryani masala
  • breadsticks
  • caprese salad
  • carrot raita
  • char koay teow
  • chicha morada
  • chicken milanese
  • chicken tangine
  • cobb salad
  • coconut puto
  • corn chowder with crabmeat
  • cornbread
  • crepes
  • crème brulee
  • floating islands (oeufs a la neige)
  • galaktoboureko
  • gazpacho
  • chocolate glaze for éclairs and profiteroles
  • green papaya salad
  • gulan jamun
  • homemade croutons
  • indonesian style satay
  • jambalaya
  • kebabs
  • madras chicken curry,
  • chennai style chicken curry
  • mango chutney
  • mango lassi
  • massaman chicken curry
  • mint coriander chitney
  • mussels meuniere
  • pad thai
  • pan seared chicken with veloute sauce
  • pappadums
  • paratha
  • pastry cream
  • pate a choux
  • pita
  • puff pastry
  • purple yam puto
  • quiche lorraine
  • quinoa salad
  • rice and beans
  • red pepper hummus
  • ropa vieja (cuban)
  • salade nicoise
  • shrimp fa diavolo
  • spaghetti and meatballs
  • strawberry shortcakes
  • stuffed arepas
  • stuffed zucchuni blossoms
  • taqbbouleh
  • tamarind chutney
  • tandoori chicken
  • tiramisu
  • totsones with salsa verde
  • vegetable biryani
  • watermelon ice
Good times at campusNYC, the culinary summer camp high school students love!
Good times will be had at campusLA, the greatest California culinary arts summer program ever!

Demonstrations and Special Guests:  At our California culinary arts summer program, we expect food bloggers, food photographers, and other experts talk to us about their craft and how to achieve the best possible results in all aspects (including posting awesome pictures on social media!)  Check back or even better call or email us for the latest info on who is visiting, we are adding events all the time.  Visitors from the gourmet food trucks and other culinary entrepreneurs who utilize the spaces at night will round out the demos and presentations.  Call us for more details!