Chef Paul Mattison, executive chef and proprietor of Mattison’s in Sarasota, Florida announces the fourth annual Chef Camp at Mattison’s Forty-One offering four one-week sessions: Basic Cooking Techniques, Advanced Skills Camp, Pastry Chef Camp, and Partner Chef Camp. The camp is organized through Sarasota County’s Summer Camp Program. Registration is now open and registration can be done online at www.parksonline.scgov.net or call 941.861.7275. The camp booklet is available online at www.scgov.net/parksandrecreation. During Mattison’s Chef Camp, children learn a variety of cooking techniques from the chefs at Mattison’s Forty-One including how to sauté and grill; make pasta, salads, sauces, and dressings; and create delicious, simple desserts. Since service is essential to the restaurant business, the children are taught how to set and bus a table properly, how to serve, restaurant etiquette, and safe kitchen practices. More advanced specialty camps are also offered. Campers put their new skills to work at week’s end for a graduation lunch for family and friends. Each camper receives a chef hat and Mattison’s apron. Campers must wear closed-toed tennis shoes and long hair must be in a ponytail.
Basic Cooking Techniques is June 9-13, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Basic Camp teaches how a restaurant runs with hands-on kitchen experience, safety, food handling techniques, and dining room training. This is for campers ages 10-13 and is $190 per camper, space is limited.
Specialized Session – Advanced Skills Camp is July 7-11, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This is hands-on training and teaches more advanced cooking with a variety of foods and techniques. The price is $225 and space is limited.
Specialized Session – Pastry Chef Camp is July 21-25, 2014 from 8:30am-11am and a second session from noon to 2:30pm.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This hands-on class includes creams, custards, breads, and cakes with specialty training encompassing the importance of weights and measure, techniques of working with chocolate, the basic art of cake decorating, and more. The price is $225 and space is limited.
Specialized Session – Partner Chef Camp is August 11-15, 2014 from 8:30am-11am.
Campers must be either age 11-15 or must have completed the Basic Cooking Techniques. This is the hands-on training that lets campers enroll with an adult of their choice (18+ years old) on a kitchen adventure of culinary delights! Camper and adult must attend together on all days.
The price is $350 for the pair (no individual campers) and space is limited.
Chef Camp is at Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 • mattisons.com
Mattison’s: A chef-owned restaurant and catering company presenting fresh ingredients, innovative cuisine, and exceptional service while supporting local farmers, culinary suppliers, and the community on Florida’s Gulf Coast.