Culinary kids

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Culinary Camp for Kids is now under way on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The camp provides children, second through 12th grade, with an opportunity to learn vital skills such as cooking, organization and etiquette.


“We try to teach the kids things that they can take with them for the rest of their life,” said Chef Vicki Leach, director of the culinary camp. “At the end of the day, we want them to learn things like safety in the kitchen, cleanliness, and we want to teach them how important it can be to just sit down and have a meal as a family.”

Culinary Camp for Kids has been a staple of The W’s Culinary Arts Institute since 1999, and it continues to be a popular camp. The 18 spots in each of the four groups have been full for weeks.

“Usually around spring break spots begin to fill up fast,” said Leach. “And rarely do we have someone drop out.”

Grades second through third, finished on June 8. Culinary camp for the first group, fourth through sixth, will take place June 11–15, followed by the second group fourth through sixth grade June 18 – 22. The last week of camp will be for seventh through 12th grade youth, June 25–29.

A graduation ceremony is held on the final day of camp to showcase the skills campers have learned.

The W’s highly respected Culinary Arts Institute is one of the few programs in the country to offer a baccalaureate degree.

June 8, 2018
Contact: Price Hughes
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