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High School Summer Boot Camp

at Culinary Lab School - Tustin

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Tustin, Orange County
17231 17th St Unit B
At Carroll Way
Tustin, California 92780
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 13 - 18 years old
Average Class Size: 9

What you'll learn in this kids cooking camp class:

Calling all curious cooks, would be chefs, gourmets and foodies alike! This summer, CulinaryLab is offering an intensive five-day program for any high school juniors and seniors interested in turning their passion for cooking into a potential future in the food service industry.

As the premier culinary school in the Orange County area, we know that it’s never too soon to begin your plans for entering into the wonderful world of food and we know that decisions about your future can be overwhelming at times. We’ve developed this program for you to get a taste of what our Pro Culinary Programs are all about. Guided by our world-class professional Chef Instructors, throughout the week you will be immersed in the basics of cooking, the culture of the professional kitchen, and the skills needed to begin your culinary journey.

Students who complete this program will also have the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 in scholarship money for our professional programs. So if you are passionate about a culinary future or even if you are just thinking about thinking about it, this class will provide you with the tools to perfect your recipe for success.

Skill Level
Students of all skill levels will be able to keep up in this class. Beginners will quickly gain new skills, and seasoned cooks will refine existing skills while also building new ones.


Day 1
  • Safety & Sanitation
  • Knife skills
  • Vegetable cooking
Day 2
  • Stocks
  • Sauces
  • Soups
Day 3
  • Wet and dry protein cooking methods
  • Grains
  • Starched
Day 4
  • Seafood cookery
  • Finfish
  • shellfish
  • pasta making
  • plating techniques
Day 5
  • Friends and Family Buffet and completion ceremony

Day 1
  • Knife skills on root vegetables, fruits and herbs
  • Honey Lime-Glazed Beets
  • Sauteed Green Beans
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Grilled Vegetable Medley
Day 2
  • Chicken stock
  • Mushroom Chardonnay Cream Sauce
  • Roux and other thickening methods
  • Beurre Blanc
  • Smoked Tomato Sauce
  • French Onion Soup
  • Butternut Squash Soup
Day 3
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Butternut Squash Risotto
  • Pan seared NY Strip steak with Rice Pilaf
  • Grilled Flank steak with French Fries
  • Sauteed Chicken breast with Pommes Anna
  • Cider-Braised Pork with Spiced Glaze
  • Curried Chicken Stew with Toasted Peanuts & Cilantro
Day 4
  • Sauteed Branzino with Brown Butter, Grapefruit Salad and Herbed Farro
  • Poached Dover Sole with Tomato Caper Beurre Blanc
  • Sauteed Clams with Chorizo
  • Cioppino
  • Shrimp Tagliatelle with Roasted Tomatoes and a Soft Egg
Day 5
  • Friends and Family Buffet
What to Wear
For safety reasons, please wear pants, close-toed shoes with rubber soles, no long dangling jewelry, and have long hair either tied back or covered.

What to Bring
We’ve got you covered! You just bring you, and we’ll handle aprons, towels, tools, recipes, pens, and the rest.

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Refund Policy
Refund & Withdrawal Policy Student must inform the Director of Admissions in writing seven (7) days prior to the start of the first series class. After that time, the cost of the series classes will be nonrefundable.

There is no partial credit granted.


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Culinary Lab Cooking School offers an immersive, hands-on education for all levels of cooks - aspiring chefs, serious home cooks and industry professionals.

Culinary Lab brings chefs, butchers, food growers, and teachers together to empower student apprentices with the modern tools and resources it takes...

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