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Junior Chef Summer Camp

Junior Chef Summer Camp for kids who love to cook 

Do you dream of cooking like those amazing professional chefs on the Food Network?

Junior Chef Summer Camp with Artful Chef in San Diego County will be the most awesome culinary adventure you could imagine! So come and join us for an exciting summer of culinary fun. Artful Chefs Junior Chef Summer Camp is registering for 2024!

Junior Chef Summer Camp with Artful Chefs will be the best thing you do all summer! 

Imagine …

  • Learning how to cook with a real chef.
  • Getting a taste of what it’s like to work as real professional chef.
  • Trying out classical French culinary techniques. You’ll learn knife cuts like julienne, battonet, allumette as well as gourmet cooking skills which you can use to amaze your friends and relatives!

Summer Camps are going to be held in Tierrasanta, zip code 92124.

The camp dates are as follows:

  • Monday, 6/17 to Thursday, 6/20. (Sorry this week is full) 
  • – Monday, 6/24 to Thursday, 6/27 (Sorry, this week is full)
  • Monday, 7/8 to Thursday, 7/11 (Sorry, this week is now full)
  • Monday, 7/15 to Thursday, 7/18 (Sorry, this week is now full)

The hours will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. We are accepting Jr. Chefs ages 8-14 for these camps.

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Attendance is limited to only eight students per week. Lunch is, of course, included.

Kids will gain confidence learning culinary basics and how to be safe in the kitchen. Most importantly, kids will be working in a small group of 8 students, which is the best way to learn.

Here are the menus and the skills covered each day; these repeat each week:

  1. French Cuisine Day: Fluffy Cheese Soufflé, Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Croissant.
    Skills to master: Danger zone, cutting board safety, measuring, blending, mirepoix, simmer, sauté, baking skills, knife skill cuts, working with chocolate, skillet basics & presentation
  2. Asian Cuisine Day: Spring Veggie Cellophane Rolls, Veggies with Udon Noodle Salad, and Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies.
    Skills to master: Dry heat and wet heat method, mise en place, smoke points, knife cut skills, stovetop safety, stir fry, simmer, sauces, dipping chocolate, and recipe development.
  3. Mexican Cuisine Day: Chicken Tostada, Fresh Corn Tortillas, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Refried Beans, Dessert Nachos.
    Skills to master: The safe zone, cross-contamination, recipe formulas, menu timing, knife cut skills, cast-iron cooking, melding flavors, enhancing with spices, buffet presentation, and lastly, grocery list preparation.
  4. Italian Cuisine Day: Sweet potato gnocchi, Fresh cherry tomato sauce, Chocolate risotto.
    Skills to master: Stove-top safety, sauté, simmer, reduction, working with starchy vegetables

The cost for the week will be $300 + tax.

Please contact me at 760-419-4609 or at if you are interested in signing up your Jr. Chef .

Important Information for Your Parents:

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Lastly, here is information most parents want to know about our camps. We really want to see you at our summer camps.  Therefore, be sure to share it with your parents today.

Why cooking classes for kids in San Diego?

  • This is a great way to show your child that you support his or her love of the culinary arts.
  • Express confidence and pride in your child’s abilities.
  • Kids also learn kitchen safety!
  • Most importantly, this is perfect for kids who love to cook.

Certainly sharing the joy of cooking with children and teens in San Diego is one of the most rewarding things that we do. Furthermore our cooking classes are all hands-on. But most importantly, we stress skills and technique, safety, nutrition, creativity, and of course, FUN.

Does your child have known food allergies? 

Noteworthy, our junior chef summer camp menus are nut-free. However, our commercial kitchen is used by other chefs who may create dishes with nuts. In addition, menus may include gluten and dairy. Above all, if you have any reason for concern regarding food allergies, please call.

Our cancellation policy for camp sessions: 

Cancellations: 50% of the total deposit amount – constitutes a Reservation Fee to secure your child’s spot at camp (“Reservation Fee”). The Reservation Fee is non-refundable. Artful Chefs will retain the full deposit if you cancel fourteen (14) days or less prior to the Event date. If the Event is canceled by Artful Chefs for any reason, the deposit is 100% refundable.

Artful Chefs reserves the right to cancel sessions or remove students:

Furthermore, Artful Chefs reserves the right to cancel any camp session that fails to meet enrollment minimums.  However, in that unlikely event, we will contact you by email or text.  Following this, a full refund will be issued or you may request to move to another session.

Finally, we reserve the right to remove your child from camp if they disruptive, abusive or rough housing.

For more information or to ask about prices, please give us a call today!

You can reach us anytime at 760-419-4609 or at
We look forward to sharing the joy of cooking with your child!


We offer our services all over San Diego County including:

Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, La Costa, La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, Murrietta, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Diego, San Marcos, Temecula, Torrey Pines and Vista.

Our Client Reviews

“What an awesome team of professional, knowledgeable chefs, who were led by Chef Pharrell that helped us build a team cooking event into a very friendly competition and helped our teams work together to plan, execute against the plan and prepare a variety of meals, which were shared and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for helping make a successful event for our group!”

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Aphrodiete T, San Diego, CA

“We hired Chef Pharrell for a Mothers Day dinner for our family. Very simply, she did what she said that she would do! She was easy to work with to create the menu and very accomodating to our dietary issues. Food looked great and tasted great. It was appreciated by all and made the day all that more special.”

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Craig R., Vista, CA
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