We are excited to announce our 2017 Summer Cooking Camp schedule! We’ve got four sessions, three for kids, and one for adults who are looking to take their culinary skills to the next level — a crash course in culinary school if you will. Classes will be lead by Chef and Culinary School Instructor, Sara Johannes. Sara, who you might recognize as a competitor from Season 11 of Bravo’s “Top Chef – New Orleans”, fell in love with food at a young age. She could always be found diligently listening to cooking shows on PBS on Saturday mornings and was inspired by her grandparents, who always let the season, mood, and occasion dictate their menu. Sara’s professional culinary experience is pretty extensive, she has served as executive chef for Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant in Dallas and WP24 in Los Angeles at the Ritz Carlton before heading back home to Minneapolis. Once back in the Midwest, Sara served as the executive chef of seven “from scratch” concepts at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport with OTG Management. Currently, Sara is a Culinary Arts instructor at her alma mater, Saint Paul College. She looks forward to sharing her love of cooking and local food with camp kids, teens and adults this summer. Take a look at the class schedule below and register today!
Kids Camp (6 – 8 Year Olds)
Monday, June 19th – Wednesday, June 21st, 9am – 11am
Just in time for the official start of summer, send your little ones (6-8 years old) to The Good Acre kitchen for a 3-day cooking camp. They’ll learn fun and fundamental cooking skills while learning about where food comes from. Sara will lead students through making homemade pizza, lettuce wraps, fresh pasta, and more featuring seasonal, local produce.
$90 per person for all three days
Culinary Bootcamp for Adults
Wednesday, June 28th – Friday, June 30th, 6pm – 8:30pm
If you’re a confident home cook looking to learn from a professional, or even considering a career change into the food world, this 3-day, in-depth cooking camp is for you. This unique experience will give you a taste of culinary school, without the grades! You’ll hone your cooking skills under Sara’s expert guidance, turning local, seasonal bounty into flavor-packed, globally-influenced dishes from an early summer risotto to green Thai curry.
$175 per person for all three days, must be 21+
Kids Cooking Camp (9 – 12 Year Olds)
Monday, July 24th – Thursday, July 27th, 9am – 12pm
This 4-day cooking camp is geared toward children ages 9-12 years old. Each day, they’ll learn about Minnesota grown produce and how to turn it into delicious and nutritious meals. Sara Johannes will lead students through making globally inspired meals and will learn techniques from making tortillas to rolling sushi.
$160 per person for all four days
Teen Cooking Camp
Monday, August 7th – Thursday, August 10th, 6pm – 8pm
Is your teen interested in cooking? Or are they about to go off to college and have no clue how to feed themselves? Sara, will teach teens how to cook for themselves or a crowd using healthy, locally grown produce. Themes covered include “How to make a three-course dinner for two on $20”, “How to win friends and influence people . . . with PASTA,” and more!
$120 per person for all four days