COOK! Culinary Programs - Emeryville, CA
COOK! offers hands-on cooking programs for kids ages 9 - 18, June through August. With classes in everything from fundamentals to advanced techniques, a restaurant class, as well as Culinary Leadership Training, there is something for every young person with an interest in cooking.
All our classes are based in our commercial kitchen in Emeryville, CA, and are taught by professional chefs and food enthusiasts.
Here's what some parents have had to say:
“At the end of each day I was very happy with Hailey's eagerness to get back to the team's kitchen and develop a deeper sense of appreciation and respect for the cooking world. In addition to her cooking ability, the camp gave her the opportunity to develop other life skills such as leading others, following directions, public speaking, using resources, and teamwork. I was also very happy to witness the staff's high level of enthusiasm, patience, and dedication - they all seemed to genuinely enjoy the opportunity to work with the children.” A.L.
“My daughter (aged 13) came home jazzed but tired every day from camp. By the end of the week, she asked to go to the grocery store and cooked us a great meal (with us as sous chefs)—it was excellent! She definitely wants to go back again.” G.S.
“We absolutely adore everything about Paulding & Company. It's a unique mother/daughter owned and operated commercial kitchen. Our daughter attended their summer COOK! Culinary Programs and she had a total blast! Terry and Tracy are outstanding chefs and fantastic teachers. They also invite special guests, chefs and artisans. We feel that the whole experience was magical and memorable to our daughter."