Spring Camps

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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 East Bay!

Throughout the day, kids will visit different restaurants, markets, farms, and venues in the East Bay. 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 campers. 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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2018 Camp Session

East Bay Camp Dates & Prices

April 2nd-6th (Monday-Friday)
9am-5pm

Full Week: $500
Single Day: $110

Thanks to a generous donation from Whole Foods Market,
we are offering $50 off a full camp week
when you use code: WholeFoodsMarket

Day-by-Day

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 East Bay!
Children 7-12 are welcome to attend the week that corresponds with their age range. Each week-long camp session will have 10-15 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!

Check Out the Daily Lineup!

Monday, April 2nd

Apprenticeship Day with Funky Elephant!
​Chef “O” will be welcoming us into his restaurant for the entire day! He’ll show us the secrets behind authentic Thai Food as we whip up a beautiful feast to enjoy together. We will also be practicing essential knife skills, from a dice to a julienne. If we have time leftover, we’ll even get to make our very own pickles, so that we can make them right at home!
Drop-Off/ Pick-up: Funky Elephant, Berkeley

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Tuesday, April 3rd

We’ll kick the day off at the iconic Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, where we will embark on an epic scavenger hunt that will delight our taste buds. ​From farm fresh produce and local farmers and artisans – we’ll be market experts (and taste testers!) by the end. Next up is a behind the scenes tour at Acme Bread with a tasting, of course! We’ll continue the magic at Tosca Cafe, where we will make homemade meatballs and tiramasu – all from scratch!
Drop-Off/ Pick-up: TerriaMia Cafe, Oakland

Wednesday, April 4th

A trip to Italy is just what is in order on this fine mid-week excursion to Trick Dog! Using our well-practiced knife skills, we will create a Tuscan Panzanella Salad and then head to the “libations lab” where we will concoct our very own Italian Sodas with the guidance of a professional mixologist. What flavor will you create?!
Drop-Off/ Pick-up: TerriaMia Cafe, Oakland

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Thursday, April 5th

Thursday will be filled with a smorgasbord of cuisines! From cooking traditional German plates at Gaumenkitzel to a Hawaiian Luau-Themed Feast with the owner of Eats by E! And that’s not it! We’ll be rollin’ up our sleeves to harvest a few ingredients for Friday’s Cook-Off at Gill Tract Farm – make sure to come hungry and curious!
Drop-Off: Gaumenkitzel
Pick-up: Sprouts Organic Garden/ Outdoor Kitchen

Friday, April 6th

We’ll start the day with flavor and spice as Chef Hanif of Komaaj teaches us how to make traditional Iranian dishes​.​ After we sit down to enjoy the Iranian feast we’ve cooked together, we’ll start prepping for our COOK-OFF! ​Smile pretty because you may just be on camera as you and your peers free-style in the kitchen!
Drop-Off: Sprouts Organic Garden/Outdoor Kitchen
Pick-up: Berkeley Certified Kitchen

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Because we work with real chefs, schedules are subject to change!

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Get 15% off your camp tuition!

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

Cancellations made 3 weeks or more before any Sprouts class, event or camp: 50% refund
Cancellations made 3 weeks or more before any Sprouts class, event or camp: Not eligible for refund
Can’t make a class? Gift it to a friend! All Sprouts tickets can be transferred to another individual.

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