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Registration is now open for our Cooks Rule! Kids Summer Cooking Camps

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Parents, please note: These camps are no longer offered. (3-21-18)

Second Harvest’s Cooks Rule! Cooking Camps are a unique opportunity to get hands-on training in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen under the guidance of professional chefs. Classes focus on teaching basic knife skills, measuring and weighing, and a variety of cooking techniques, such as sauté, caramelize, blanche, poach, oven bake and roast.

Our Culinary Arts Center hosts cooking camps for children ages 9-17* during the summer months. 2017 Cooks Rule! camp dates below.cooks-rule-fundamentals

Session 1: Fundamentals
June 5th – 9th  9am – 12pm, ages 9 – 12
Register for FUNdamentals

Session 2: Global Cuisine
June 19th – 23rd, 10am – 2pm, ages 13 – 17
Register for Global Cuisine

cooks-rule_2Session 3: Farmers’ Market
July 10th – 14th; 10am – 2pm; ages 13 – 17
Register for Farmers’ Market

*Ages as of June 1, 2017

“Wonderful class, with excellent chefs teaching children in a way they understand, how to prepare and cook delicious food! They really make cooking fun!” – Parent of a Cooks Rule! camper

Scholarship opportunities are available for each session, and must be submitted by  April 7, 2017. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a panel, then decisions and notifications will be made within two weeks. After April 7, 2017, scholarship applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis depending on the number of scholarships still available, and those decisions and notifications will be made on a rolling basis.

To apply, please download and complete the application and return it to Lauren Young via email,, or fax, 615-329-3988. You may also drop off a completed application at the front desk at Second Harvest, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37228

Download the 2017 Cooks Rule! Scholarship Application

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