Cookology's sister school, Metropolitan Culinary Arts Institute, is a post-secondary professional culinary school, located inside our facility, and is fully supported by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). Upon completion of a 14 week or 26 week program, MCAI graduates move into positions to work on the line in prestigious restaurants around the DMV.
This summer we are offering a full week of professional instruction based on our program to teens who are looking to enter the industry one day and wants an early taste of life on the line.
Unlike our summer camps, where you never go near the stoves or ovens, in this class you will be learning to utilize all of the heating equipment: ovens, grills, gas stoves, etc. You'll be focused on skills but also timing and temperature, checking for doneness, working on recipes, ingredients and substitutions. You'll learn recipes on various dishes including some baking, all week long. Plating, baking, inventory and prep will be a big part of the final part of the week. At the end you will be cooking in a mini restaurant setting where you will serve guests lunch on Friday.
All Students will receive a class packet, which will include a chef's jacket with a MCAI logo, a new chef's knife and a week full of knowledge that will last a lifetime. Participants are not eligble for a culinary arts certificate, but will recieve a certificate for training completion.
Class is only one week and is conducted from 9am - 5pm with lunch break, Monday - Friday.
10% Sibling Discount
NOTE FOR PARENTS: We reserve the right to remove any disruptive or potentially dangerous child from the class. In the event your child must be removed from the class we will contact the designated caregiver who will be responsible for picking up the child immediately.
ALLERGY ALERT: Parents and/or guardians are responsible for making the Cookology staff aware of their child's allergies at the time of booking and at the time of sign-in on the first day of camp. For the safety of every child, ALL ALLERGIES (mild to severe) must be listed including the severity and nature (topical, air-borne, or ingestion) of each allergy. Every child will be touching every ingredient during the camp session. Therefore, any topical allergies must be identified as such. Subsequently, parents, guardians, and/or caregivers are responsible for providing appropriate and necessary remedies or medications to be administered in the event the child experiences an allergic reaction.
Gluten Free/ Dairy Free Option available $10 per day $50 per week
Vegetarian Substitutions: Tofu, Tempeh, Cauliflower, Portobello mushrooms. Vegan Butters, Non-Dairy Milk and Cheese are available. Not every recipe can include a vegetarian/vegan replacement. The child can learn the technique and substitute at home.
Please provide a water bottle. No sandals or any open-toed shoes. Aprons, all utensils and ingredients will be provided. Students will eat what they make or take it home.
If you would prefer your child to eat at HOME and NOT at Cookology you can send to go containers or we will pack their food in boxes, or you can use our to go boxes.
Masks are optional.
Price is per person so, if you would like to register another child for this class, you must sign them up as your child. Simply choose "ADD CHILD” and enter your guests name and a birthday. This will allow you to register another participant. Price is per person, so it will add the additional cost for the seat. Or you can have your guest(s) create an account and register themselves separately.
Parking in Ballston Quarter parking lot is recommended. Park on level 4 or 5, then proceed to Mall level 3. We are located next to Macy’s.
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