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Reviews and Testimonials: Summer Culinary cooking school reviews

References available:  Please call or email us if you would like to be in touch directly with one of our families to hear first-hand all about the program.  There really is no comparison with any other cooking school, this program is the best.   

Happy at cooking school this summer!
Happy at cooking school this summer!

“This camp has been and always will be one of the best things I do during the summer. It is always something I look forward to and is something that I enjoy doing due to the cooking being more like it would be in a working kitchen then compared to my kitchen at my home. It allows me to grow in my knowledge and gives me the some of the tools and knowledge that I will need to go into the field of cooking. I would only miss the camp for a medical emergency or a family event, I’m not even joking, I love this camp.”– William, age 16, from Long Island (2019)

“I love the fact that it felt like a real cooking camp rather than a camp that says “Today we are going to make chocolate chip cookies”. There were real skills being taught and learned.” – Antoinnea, Bahamas, age 17, (2019)

“My favorite thing was… everything!  I think it is a combination of the people, the chefs and the counselors.” – Nicole, Palo Alto, age 16 (2019)

Reviews: Student Surveys + Parent Emails

Every summer we do a survey of our cooking school students, and we ask all sorts of questions so we can constantly improve our programming both in the kitchen and out of the kitchen.  Here is a sample of a couple of the survey questions and their results.  These answers will better help you understand why our summer culinary cooking school program keeps on growing, and selling out each and every summer.  References are available! Check out our program called campusNYC!

Select Parent Comments and Reviews From Facebook: (Check Out Our Facebook Page for More!):

Chilling out at cooking school making new friends before bed at the res hall!
Chilling out at cooking school making new friends before bed at the res hall!

“Making friends, memories, and learning how to cook better.”

“Rogue Squads.”

“The experience and the friends.”

“All of the awesome friends I made.”


“Learning how to cook different recipes.”

“Making friends and always having something to do.”

“The personalities of the chefs and counselors.”

“It was a super fun experience!  This was my first time in a sleep away camp!

Goofing around at cooking school this summer!
Goofing around at cooking school this summer!

“Meeting all the wonderful counselors, chefs and campers and to keep in contact with them.”

“My favorite thing was that we all had good vibes with each other and everyone was so nice and the counselors were nice and we got super close with everybody.”

“Learning how to cook!”

“I really liked making new friends and bonding with them and our outside activities were lit and all the counselors were super nice and chill and they cared about us.”

“Eating our creations.”

“Loved learning about lots of different cuisines.”

“My favorite thing was the pastry chef.”

“Meeting all the great people from all over the country and the world.  Everyone was great!”

“I loved how we got to be independent while we were preparing the dishes, but also got supervision.  This way, we were able to experiment and learn from our mistakes, but also receive tips and assistance.”

“I loved working now with Chef Scott because he was always so fun and also taught us a lot of techniques and information we didn’t know such as the difference between baking soda and powder.”

“Chef Scott was amazing to work with.  He made a great connection with me and knew so much about culinary arts.  I also appreciated his demos before kitchen time.”

“Chef Angie was a great teacher and definitely knew how to lead the group. The best part was that she took us through the recipes and demoed them. Pastry was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.”

“I loved how with Chef Angie she didn’t give us a recipe and tell us to do it, she walked us through what we’re doing and how to do it and I really feel like when I was with her I was at my best!”

“Chef Mireille was very helpful. She was always there when we needed her. Chef M gave us fun and challenging things to do once we were done preparing our designated dishes that day.”

“Chef M helped with small points to thoroughly explain techniques.  She had a lot of knowledge about different cultures and spices and it was cool to lean about her culture.”

“Chef Oonagh was a really fun chef to work with she understood us and cared for each and every one of us and really taught me a lot of new thing that I could use through my life in cooking and if there’s ever a chance to work with her again I would.”

“Chef Oonagh.  She was very patient and kind.  She was always there when we needed assistance, and gave us frequent pointers for us to keep in mind, which was very helpful.  She encouraged us to be creative and use our imaginations to make unique presentations and special dishes during our Chopped competitions.”