Spring Camps

JOIN SPROUTS FOR OUR SPRING CAMPS!


Our week-long camps are an intensive culinary experience chock-full of hands-on cooking classes in restaurants, farm harvests, camper cook-offs, blindfolded palate play…and so much more! Sprouts’ aspiring chefs will work alongside guest chefs with experiences at some of the hottest restaurants in the Bay Area such as Delfina, Slanted Door, Penrose, Boulevard, and Tartine Bakery!

Throughout the day, kids will visit different restaurants, markets, farms, and venues in the East Bay and San Francisco. Aspiring chefs can sign up for an East-Bay or SF-based week. For East Bay Camps, all drop-offs and pick-ups will take place East Bay. For all SF camp weeks, drop-off’s and pick-up’s will remain in SF. A typical day includes cooking with real chefs, reinforcing knife and safety skills through hands-on cooking, whipping up lunch and tasting our creations throughout the day. We will learn how to taste and smell our way through improvisational cooking as well as learn favorite recipes and dishes of our culinary friends. We will meet with farmers and artisans, and forge relationships with local chefs and purveyors.

Children 7-12 are welcome to apply as a camper, and teens ages 13-15 are encouraged to apply for our Junior Counselor (JC) positions, depending on the age range of the week. JC registration and payment is the same as campers. Up to two junior counselors are selected for each session to help serve as a liaison between the chef and the campers, and help with the more difficult techniques. Each week-long camp session will have 10-15 campers with a counselor ratio of 3:1. Classes are led by guest chefs, and assisted by food and nutrition-loving counselors, from UC Berkeley, Paris, and across the US!

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You’ll have 24 hours to sign up before camps go public!

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A typical day includes cooking with guest chefs, reinforcing knife and safety skills through hands-on cooking, whipping up lunch and tasting our creations throughout the day. We will learn how to taste and smell our way through improvisational cooking as well as learn favorite recipes from our culinary friends. We’ll also get to meet and cook with farmers and artisans all over the Bay Area!
Children 7-14 are welcome to attend the week that corresponds with their age range. Each week-long camp session will have 10-17 campers with a camper/adult ratio of 3:1. Classes are led by guest chefs, and assisted by food and nutrition-loving counselors, from UC Berkeley, Paris, and across the US!

EAST BAY CULINARY CAMP


Here are some of the things we’re excited about! Cooking alongside amazing chefs of local favorite, Pizzaiolo and learning from chef Lev Delaney, owner of Chop Bar! Your sprouting chefs will get to whip up yummy Viennese treats with Chef Babsi, cook up a storm with a current Chef In Training, as well as compete in an exciting Sprouts Cook Off the final day of camp! The East Bay is filled with local farms and markets promoting seasonal produce grown close to home – we are so excited to be working with the freshest and best ingredients! We we might even get the chance to visit San Francisco for the day to check out the culinary talent there! 

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Company Matching Program!

Did you know that 60% of your camp, birthday party, or afterschool class fee is considered both a tax write-off and a donation to Sprouts? Do you work for a company that offers a Donation Matching Program? If so, you can match 60% of your tuition and we can give you 15% off your class fee! It’s our way of saying thank you. Your company’s matched donation will help sponsor a Chef-in-Training intern!

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the class: 100% refund
4-9 days before the class: 50% refund
3 days before the class: 25% refund
Within 2 days of the class: no refund available

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Girls Inc. Oakland
510 16th street
Oakland CA 94612
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2323 Broadway
Oakland CA 94612

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