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Summer Culinary Camps at WKCTC Begin Next Month

Summer is just around the corner and West Kentucky Community and Technical College will be offering area youth the chance to have fun in the kitchen with a variety of culinary camps that begin next month.

Kristen Whelan with Campus Culinary Services at WKCTC will be the camp instructor for Playing with Your Food and Teens Chefs in the Kitchen. Each weeklong camp includes five daily culinary themes and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the Anderson Technical Building, Room 159.

The cost is $40 for each of the five days in the camps. Participants can choose to sign up for individual sessions. Please bring an apron and wear closed toed shoes.

Playing with your Food, Sixth-Tenth Graders

Pizza Party June 8
If its not delivery, its homemade! Participants will learn to make pizza dough and sauce from scratch. Next they will make a dessert pizza followed by enjoying the tasty creations at the end of the day.

Sweet Treats June 9
Its time for students to indulge their sweet tooth by learning to bake cupcakes and cookies from scratch.

Summer Picnic June 10
Learn to make some quick, healthy and yummy dishes perfect for a summer lunch.

Baking Bread June 11
Whats the best thing since sliced bread? Fresh homemade bread! Learn the ins and outs of making yeast breads.

A Meal for Mom and Dad June 12
Learn to make a surprisingly easy and impressive meal that Mom and Dad and the rest of the family are sure to love.

Teen Chefs in the Kitchen, Eighth Twelfth Graders

Very Veggie June 22
Teen chefs will learn to make vegetable stock, which will be the base for the Very Veggie Soup later in the day. Next they will learn to prepare Chicken with Roasted Spaghetti Squash and fresh Peach napoleons.

South of the Border June 23
Pairing black beans and sweet potatoes for an out of this world meatless nachos dish is the first recipe of the day. Participants will then prepare Cilantro Sour Cream, fresh Pico de Gallo and Guacamole and wash it all down with a tall glass of Aqua Fresca (fruit water) created from ripe cantaloupe.

Worldly Wednesday June 24
Learn to prepare foods with a slightly Eastern flair. After preparing Wasabi Crunch Salmon with sauted red cabbage and sugar snap peas, students will prepare a lemony whole wheat couscous dish and finish with Green Tea and White Chocolate Wontons.

Home-Style Recipe Makeover June 25
Prepare traditional comfort foods with a twist. After preparing Carrot and Sundried Tomato Meatloaf, Faux Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Asparagus, participants will finish the meal with light and fluffy strawberry shortcakes.

Fresh Cut Friday June 26
Teen chefs will prepare Molasses Glazed Sticky Pork with Roasted Green Beans that has a decidedly Asian flair. They will also prepare Gingered Brown Rice with Carrots and Scallions and finish the day with a light banana dessert.

To register for the culinary summer camps, Call (270) 534-3335 or online at;S=30.

Registration for summer and fall classes at WKCTC is also underway. Call 1-(855) GO-WKCTC or visit for class offerings. Fall classes begin August 17.