Bay Area Summer Camps
Summer Cooking Camps
Sprouts’ Cooking Camps are an intensive, culinary experience chock-full of cooking classes, guest chefs, garden harvests, cook-offs, blindfolded palate play…and so much more! Throughout the day, campers will work with guest chefs and learn a variety of cooking techniques, from making fresh pasta and cheese to mixology and pastry. Youth will also have the opportunity to get their hands dirty in the garden!
*60% of your camp tuition fee is a charitable deduction which helps sponsor underserved youth in the Bay Area train to become professional chefs. Receive a $100+ refund when you submit a company match for the charitable deduction part of your camp fee.
Note: Tuition does not include transportation between culinary sites or personal market money.
Because we cook with real chefs that have busy schedules, camp schedules are subject to change.
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With summer camps serving as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program, your participation empowers young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs.
“I signed my 12 year old daughter for a week long sprouts summer camp and she loved it! She got to experience what a real restaurant kitchen is like. She basically went restaurant hopping to some of the finest eateries in SF, met with chefs who love what they do and who are interested in teaching kids about food and cooking. She fixed dishes I would never make!”
– Martha R
“Ava had such a positive experience with Sprouts. It’s the first camp ever that she was willing to do on her own, she was THAT excited about cooking with you! She loved all the fun locations and I was impressed with the breath of experiences, the mix of gardens and kitchens and how sophisticated some of the recipes were that she made. She couldn’t wait to share every afternoon when I picked her up.”
“Our daughter Madeline really enjoyed the whole experience. She started the camp as a kid who didn’t like eating her veggies. This weekend, she asked for vegetables to be added to our grocery list (previously unheard of!), and wanted to start cooking vegetable dishes. As a parent, this was way beyond my expectations! Our whole family was really impressed with the whole program – from the caliber of restaurants that participated, the dishes the kids made, the emphasis on healthy eating/cooking, and the techniques the kids learned. It was evident a lot of hard work, planning, and care went into the design of the program.”
“Amelia absolutely loved the Sprouts Cooking Camp. She came home every day talking about what she had learned that day and has taken upon herself to create at least one dish a day for us to share since then – usually dessert! She came home with such confidence and enthusiasm for cooking that I think she will be an inspired cook for years to come! Thank you to Karen, and to the entire Sprouts team!”
“When I was 9, I started a baking business because I loved to bake, but I was by myself in the kitchen trying to learn on my own. Slowly, I reached out to others who shared my passion. Today, three years later, I am surrounded by people who inspire, support and help me follow my dreams. Sprouts helped me find these people and I am so thankful.”
Chez Pay, 2016
“My son has been attending Sprouts classes since he was about 8 years old, and now he is 12. Sprouts has been a really important part of his life. He’s had so many amazing experiences cooking with the chefs of some of the area’s most fabulous restaurants.
But most important is the relationship he has developed with the people of Sprouts. He loves the people, forms relationships with the chefs, brings home amazing food, recipes, and everyone makes a point of getting to know him and us. He’s developed great culinary skills that he can use at home and in other settings, his skills have contributed to overall self-confidence; we give Sprouts a lot of credit for this. Nothing has come close to the real-world culinary experience provided by the entire Sprouts organization.”
– Mary A
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