Cooking with Heart and Science

Send your 12-18 year old to our summer program July 15-19 and July 29-Aug 2, 2019

Collage of dishes students might make at Helen’s Kitchen program.

Is your kid obsessed with cookbooks and Food TV? Put that passion to good use and help your aspiring chef get some serious cooking skills. Watch your culinary enthusiast get confident with knife skills, roasting, searing, braising, and grilling. We’ll take trips to local farms to learn where our food comes from. We’ll learn the science behind cooking meat and kneading bread dough. We’ll discuss how to plan a meal and keep yourself organized in the kitchen. Even if your kid has never made grilled cheese, by the end of the week they’ll learn how to make dishes like crepes, salmon teriyaki, braised pork shoulder, roast chicken with porcini sauce, and the best pizza from scratch. And yes, there’ll be desserts of all sorts. Some goodies might even come home for you to taste. Besides extensive hands-on technique work, kids will get acquainted with food science, history, and the work of visionary culinary artists of our time.

Ages: 12-18
9am-4pm - $600/week
Location: 3 Ingleside Rd., Natick, MA 01760

Extended day options:
8:30am drop off - $8/day, $40/week
4pm - 5:30pm - $23/day, $110/week

Mon - Fri, July 15 - July 19, 2019: Sold Out. Contact us to get on the waiting list.

Mon - Fri, July 29 - Aug 2, 2019: Sold Out. Contact us to get on the waiting list.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My child has food allergies. Can they attend this program?
Contact us and we can discuss.
Does my child need cooking or baking experience to attend?
No experience necessary, just curiosity.
What's the proper attire for this program?
Comfortable shoes and clothes. Long hair pulled up.