A new addition to Bossier Parish Community College’s Camp Cavs youth summer camps’ lineup this year is the Cavalier Young Chefs camp – taught by BPCC’s very own, and nationally-known, Chef Liz Dickson.
Campers, ages 7-11, develop their love of cooking by incorporating recipes, basic nutrition and age-appropriate culinary skills. The camp is held in the BPCC Culinary Arts Department kitchen and campers get to experience first-hand an industrial, teaching kitchen.
Each day of the camp this week, the young chefs will have a different “theme” day. The schedule includes:
• Monday: Making Cookies and Learning the Kitchen
• Tuesday: Mexican Day
• Wednesday: Italian Day
• Thursday: Louisiana-themed Day
• Friday: American-theme Day
Chef Dickson plans to not only teach kids cooking; she hopes the camp is educational for the kids.
“I want to teach the kids that cooking is fun and easy to do,” says Dickson. “It’s also a way to reinforce basic math skills.”
BPCC’s Chef Dickson has been recognized as Outstanding Woman in Business/Culinary Arts by
LA Legislative Women’s Caucus 2009-2010 & was named the recipient of NISOD Teaching Excellence Award 2010.
For more information, contact BPCC Camp Cavs Program Coordinator Natasha Melder at (318) 678-5409.