Cooking Classes The Spice of Life

Campers chopping vegetables during a cooking class at camp.

Creativity is one of the keys to success in the kitchen, and our cooking programs help teens hone their culinary skills, prepare healthy specialty meals, and think on their feet. Campers learn their way around the kitchen from professionally trained chefs who spend their summers at OTC. Here are some sample classes:

Chopped!-style Competitions

The heat is on as our chefs race against the clock to turn baskets full of mystery ingredients into one-of-a-kind culinary creations. Inspired by the reality TV show Chopped!

Gluten-free Baking

Eating gluten-free has made its way into the mainstream, but gluten-free baking is usually more challenging than simply omitting a few ingredients. Bakers will learn how to successfully marry the science of chemical experimentation with the art of preparing delicious baked goods.

Vegan (Plant-Based) Cooking

From mouth-watering entrees to savory soups to delectable desserts, you’ll learn how to prepare a wide variety of vegan dishes. You might even get ideas for giving some of your favorite dishes a vegan makeover!

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