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Martin's Super Markets opens summer cooking camps for young chefs

It’s never too early to recruit tiny hands to help in the kitchen and school is in for kiddos wanting to become great cooks. 

Martin’s Super Markets is hosting Chef Camps at its Granger, Stevensville and Warsaw Schools of Cooking, according to the Martin’s website

Classes are as follows: 

Granger School of Cooking
7355 Heritage Square Drive, Granger

To register for any of the Granger classes, call 574-807-8220.

At the Movies

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m., Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19
  • Chef April Howell will guide children through classes that are inspired by hit movies “Frozen,” “Into the Woods” and more.
  • The class is open to children in kindergarten through third grade and is $115 per person. Aprons are included. 

Step Up to the Plate

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17
  • Children will make foods inspired by swimming, soccer, baseball and more with the help of Chef Amy Weeks, according to the website.
  • Children between fourth and sixth grade are eligible to participate. Classes are $115 per person and aprons are included. 

Intro to Basics

  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31
  • Teenagers between seventh and tenth grade wanting to boost their skills with cooking meat, seafood, using knives and more are invited to enroll in the class with Chef Amy Weeks, according to the website. Each day, participants will learn to make a different mother sauce, which serves as the basis for all sauces in a certain cuisine.
  • The camp is $140 per person and includes an apron. 

Baker’s Bootcamp

  • 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 7
  • The next great American baker could be a teen in this mini-camp guided by Chef Chris Pitt, who will guide seventh through tenth-grade students through doughs, cookies and cakes, according to the website. 
  • The class is $140 per person and also includes an apron. 

Stevensville School of Cooking 
5637 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville

To register for any of the classes in Stevensville, call 269-429-1711.

Globe Trotting Goodies

  • Individual sessions 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 10, 17 and 24
  • A taste of Mexico, France and China come to a kitchen near you with this class guided by instructor Chris Glendening, which is available to children in kindergarten through third grade, according to the website.
  • Classes are $25 per session. 

Pioneer Prairie Party

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 22
  • Get back to Americana roots with this class guided by Chef Darcy Bloss, as children in second through fifth grade prepare old-school foods like skillet corn bread, fresh lemonade and more. 
  • One-session class, $25. 

Kitchenology Arts & Crafts

  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 26
  • The Herbal Mamma Jule Zaroff takes food and makes it fun, literally, by teaching children in fourth through eighth grade how to make bean bags, scented rocks and more. 
  • One-session class, $25.

Cooking & Baking Bootcamps

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon July 22 and 29
  • Learn the joys of baking and cooking from scratch in this class by instructor Gina Smith, according to the website. The first session will focus on how to make pasta from scratch. The session steps children through how to make pastries and other baked goods. 
  • Classes are $25 per session for children in fifth through ninth grade. 

Kitchenology Spa Day

  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 31.
  • Treat. Your. Self. Kids entering grades six through nine will learn to make their own scrubs and soaps in this one-session camp, $25.

All Dolled Up!

  • 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 26
  • It’s tea time for you and your favorite doll! Children in kindergarten through third grade can dress in their best and spread out tea and special treats. 
  • One-session class, $25.

Warsaw School of Cooking
1150 Husky Trail, Warsaw

To register for any of the classes in Warsaw, call 574-371-9000. 

Cook the Books!

  • This three-day session is for children ages 5 to 9, according to the website. Chef Megan Mudd will guide children through recipes inspired by classic children’s books. 
  • The class is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 8, 15 and 22 and is $20 per session. 

Restaurant Replicas

  • Turns out, you won’t even have to leave your home to get a taste of popular restaurants. Chef Theresa Daggett will guide little chefs through copycat recipes and we guess you won’t even taste the difference. 
  • Class is from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday June 10, 17 and 24 and is $25 per session. 

Fantasy Food Truck

  • Teens ages 13 and over will work with Chef Theresa Daggett to design a food truck concept and create a menu. During the process, students will also learn about food safety, knife handling and more. 
  • Camps run from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday July 15, 22 and 29. Classes are $30 per session. 
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