Last summer, Back to School Chef Camp was held on July 29th and 30th at the Pointe Coupee Homebound Health and Hospice Conference Room. The LSU AgCenter, Pointe Coupee General Hospital, and Pointe Coupee Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee collaborated and hosted this special event. Our camp was full of young chefs. On the first day, campers were introduced to food and kitchen safety. We welcomed a special guest, Chef Owen Hohl, from Hot Tails to come and demonstrate knife safety skills. Thanks to Chef Owen, our campers learned some really neat skills.
Throughout the rest of camp, we sliced, chopped, sautéed, cooked, blanched, and baked. Our chefs made pizza, marinara sauce, overnight oats, taco zucchini boats, Mexican Rice, and cupcakes. We incorporated some physical activity by hopping on the smoothie bike to make smoothies. Our chefs did an excellent job, and it was a joy to work with each and every one of them. Overall, Back to School Chef Camp was a huge success! Many thanks to Chef Owen, our helpers, and our sponsors-Pointe Coupee General Hospital and Pointe Coupee Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee-for making this program such a fun event. Be on the lookout for more chef camps to come!
For more information about food preparation, food preservation, food safety, and general nutrition, please contact Katie Guedry, RDN, LDN, Assistant Extension Agent-Nutrition at the Pointe Coupee Parish Extension Office at (225) 638-5533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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