The Toons are coming to the Cooking Camp for kids and teens 7-17 in La Canada July 15-19 with recipes like Pepe Le Pewâ€™s Stinky Garlic Chicken, Lilo and Stichâ€™s Luau, Smurfberry Pie, Remiâ€™s Ratatouille with Classic French crepes and Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti and Meatballs to name a fewâ€¦
These recipes are all part of the weekly theme Cartoon Cookery at the Cooking CampÂ www.summerartacademy.comÂ which has served the greater Pasadena area sinceÂ Â 2005.
â€œEvery year I try to come up with creative ways to get kids cooking and demystify the kitchenÂ Â Â This year I thought that combining Food with Toons was as natural as peanut butter and jelly,â€ stated Executive Chef Chris Allen, a Graduate and Former Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena.
The classes are all a â€œhands onâ€ cooking experience and the kids will be guided through the recipes by Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Instructors.
â€œOne of the reason my Camp has been able to survive since 2005, is that I have never â€œdumbed downâ€ my curricula because it is for kids.Â Â For example, we are doing a Cowabunga Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza party and rather the giving the kids a premade pop out dough, some tomato sauce and cheese and call it a pizza, we will be making a from scratch yeast dough and a homemade Pizza sauceâ€¦Thatâ€™s how Cooking Camp does itâ€™â€ exclaimed Chef Allen.
Plenty of Toon favorites are highlighted in this tasty week of cooking like,Â Â Spongebob Rice Krispie Treats and Krabby Patties and to give a little International flavor there will be a Kung Fu Panda noodle workshop and a special recipe for carrot cake that was handed down from Bug Bunnyâ€™s Grandma where the kids will get a chance to work with the classic French cake decoration, Fondant to make mini carrots. Â See picture below for “Bugs Bunny Cake!”
The Cooking Camp will be running a morning session from 9am to noon and an afternoon session from 1:30pm-4:30pm that will feature recipes like Popeyeâ€™s Spinach Dip, Bulwinkleâ€™s Moose Mousse, Flintstones Boulder Cake, Super Mario Bros stuffed shells with MamaMia Sauce and Power Puff Girls Broccoli Soup to name a few.
â€œThis week is also special because it is part of our pilot program to offer our customers an all day option for the busy parent and information about the all day option are available on our website,â€ added Chef Allen.