Back by popular demand, the Culinary Chemistry camp returns again this summer to the Orlando Science Center giving 50 fifth and sixth grade campers the chance to dive into the science behind cooking.
“The idea behind this camp is to help kids understand that when they are cooking, they are actually doing chemistry,” says Heather Norton, OSC’s Senior Director of Education. “Knowing the principles of chemistry will actually make you a better cook.”
Over the weeklong session, bourgeoning gourmands will learn about the uniqueness of eggs, design and make their own casserole recipe, and create their own salad and dressing. “These kids learn how bread rises, they make pickles by fermenting cucumbers, and they gain an understanding of how things like yogurt and butter are made.”
They’ll also head to Stonewood Grill in Dr. Phillips for an interactive field trip featuring a kitchen tour, cooking demonstrations, and the chance to cook alongside onsite chefs.
Culinary Chemistry runs 9am – 4pm from July 8 – 12. Cost is $250 for OSC members and $290 for nonmembers per week.