Kids & Teens Cooking Classes

As soon as Martie Sullivan moved Sweet Basil to a larger space she fulfilled another dream: cooking classes for Kids & Teen. And not just “kids-easy” dishes but the real deal. (See some of the sample classes below.) The TV cooking shows were gaining followers of all ages. Martie wanted to offer them a serious and fun environment with professional chefs teaching them to emulate their TV heroes.

Sweet Basil has classes for Kids & Teen scheduled throughout the year. We are well known for the Summer Cook Camps. Classes are also scheduled on Saturdays during the school year and extra classes during vacation periods. Parent Kids & Teen classes are also popular.
Gourmet — Gourmetware and Cooking School Scottsdale, AZ
January 8th - February 12th

February 19th - March 26th
3:45pm - 5:30pm KIDS COOK AFTERSCHOOL - This six week after school program is for kids 8 to 14 who like to cook! We willintroduce cooking methods & techniques beginning with Knife skills, including stove topcooking & cooking in the oven. Hands-on instruction includes Week 1: Knife Skills –Teriyaki Beef; Bell Pepper Wraps with Plum Sauce; Sesame Ginger Beef with GreenBeans and Rice; Pineapple and Pork with Sweet Pepper Stir-fry, and Mini Pear Cobbler.Week 2: Quick Breakfast Foods – Tropical Waffle Bake with Granola Streusel; Egg,Mushroom & Potato Tots in a skillet; Cupcake Frittatas with Sausage, Bacon & Cheddar;Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Eggs and Turkey, and Cheese Blintzes with mixed Berries.Week 3: Soup and Sandwiches – Sausage & Tortellini Soup; Baked Potato & BaconChowder; Chicken Pot Pie Soup; Cuban Panini with Garlic Roasted Pork, and PhillyCheese Steak Sandwiches. Week 4: Foods Around the World – Turkey & SpinachTaquitos; Chinese Fried Rice with Hoisin Pork; Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers;Bruschetta with Basil, Roasted Tomatoes & Ham, and Apple Pie Bars. Week 5: Grilling– Kebabs of Pork and Tomatoes with Pesto; Grilled Meatball Sandwiches; Steak Tacoswith Grilled Veggies; Chicken BLT Sliders with Guacamole, and Grilled Pineapple withBrown Sugar Crust and Cinnamon Ice Cream. Week 6: Cookies and Ice Cream –Chocolate Crinkle Cookies; Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies; Rocky Road Bars; Sweet &Salty Peanut Butter Ice Cream, and Chocolate Banana Malt Ice Cream. $300 Chef Melissa Stockmar

January 13th
9:30am - 12:30pmKIDS COOK BREAKFAST - If you like to cook and are age 8 or above, learn to make these amazing dishes for yourfamily Breakfasts! We’ll learn Crepes stuffed with Orange Ricotta filling and mixedBerry Compote; Skillet Egg Bruschetta with Bacon and Pesto; Ham and Cheddar HashBrown Bake; Caramel Apple Sticky Buns; Sausage, Potato and Egg Empanadas, andMaple baked Oatmeal with Berry Sauce. $60 Chef Melissa Stockmar
January 13th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm KIDS & PARENTS COOK DINNER - If you are 8 or above, come with your adult partner and learn these recipes. You’ll be ateam to cook at home when dinner time rolls around! Join us to learn Turkey Taco SaladBowl with Avocado Ranch Dressing and Pico de Gallo; Parmesan Meatball Casserole;Chicken, Bacon and Vegetable Alfredo Pot Pies; Mustard Orange Pork Tenderloin withParmesan Sweet Potato Wedges, Pasta Casserole with creamy Ham and Peas Sauce withParmesan Crust; and Cilantro Lime Flank Steak Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas.Dessert is Apple Cinnamon Oat Crisps.
$60 Chef Melissa Stockmar
February 24th
9:30am - 12:30pmFAMILIES COOK PARTY FOODS - This class is for people ages 8 and above and their Mom or Dad who will be partners inthis fun experience. Our yummy Party menu will be Taco stuffed Twice Baked SweetPotatoes; Tomato Basil Pizza Dip with Garlic Pita Chips; Bacon CheeseburgerQuesadillas; Parmesan Chicken Roll Ups with Alfredo Sauce, and Philly Cheese SteakSliders with White Cheddar Sauce. Dessert is Brownie Cookies with Salted CaramelCream Filling.$60Chef Melissa Stockmar
March 10th
9:30am - 12:30pmKIDS COOK OUTDOOR FOOD - If you are aged 8 or above, come join us to learn a menu you can make and eat outdoors!Our fun lesson is Italian Pinwheels (Salami, Pepperoni and Ham with Cream CheeseSpread); Macaroni, Broccoli and Cheese Salad; Crispy Chicken Finger Subs with ColeSlaw; BBQ Pork Chops with Corn on the Cob; Grilled Pizza with Tomatoes, MozzarellaCheese and Basil Pesto, and Hawaiian Burgers with Grilled Pineapple. Dessert will beWhite Chocolate Pound Cake.$60Chef Melissa Stockmar
March 24th
9:30am - 12:30pmKIDS & PARENTS – COOKING DINNER - If you are aged 8 or above, invite your parent to be your partner for this class so that youcan learn and cook this menu together. Everyone will make part of this family dinnerlesson which includes Broccoli-Macaroni and Cheese Chowder; Beef Tostadas with SalsaVerde; Caprese Panini Sandwiches; Apple and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts withMaple Sauce; Mozzarella stuffed Meatballs with Marinara Sauce; Spinach, Chicken &Alfredo Lasagna. Dessert will be Berry and Ricotta Turnovers with White Chocolate IceCream.$60Chef Melissa Stockmar
ALL KIDS & TEEN CLASS PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE All ingredients for the recipes &use of equipment & apron to use during class Lesson from an experienced instructor who is a professionally trained chef . Demonstration of the techniques used in class A meal of the foods prepared Beverages of water and iced tea . Copies of the recipes to take home
Reservations for July & August Kids Cook Camp and Teens Cook Camp are accepted starting in April, menus are available starting June 1st.
Summer 2018 Kids Cook Camp (8 -12 years of age) Schedule – 9:30am - 12:00pm (M-F)
  • June 11-15th
  • June 25-29th
  • July 9-13th
  • July 23-27th
  • August 6-10th
Summer 2018 Teens Cook Camp (13-17 years of age) Teens Cook Camp Schedule - 2:00pm - 4:30pm (M-F)
  • June 11-15th
  • June 25-29th
  • July 9-14th
  • July 23-27th
  • 2018 Summer Camps are $300 per week – Monday-Friday
  • Summer Cook Camps run during June, July, and August
  • Summer Cook Camps are a week long. Monday-Friday
  • Kids Cook Camps (8-12) meet from 9:30 AM-12 Noon
  • Teens Cook Camps (13-17) meet from 2 PM-4:30 PM
  • Every Cook Camp has a different menu
  • There is a different culinary theme each day
  • Campers get the use of a loaner apron
  • Campers make a meal of all the dishes prepared
  • Campers receive a copy of the week’s menus
  • A great article about Kids at a Sweet Basil Summer Camp
EXAMPLE OF SUMMER COOK CAMP – Monday–Friday June __ 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
This week of fun lessons is for kids & teen offers a new theme each day. Monday – GRILLED SANDWICHES: Three Cheese Grilled Cheese; Mini Croque Monsieur (Grilled Ham & Cheese); BLT Grilled Cheese; Turkey, Green Chili, & Grilled Cheese; Fritos, Chili & Cheddar Grilled Sandwich; Grilled Hamburger & Cheddar Sandwich, & S’mores Grilled Sandwich. Tuesday – BREAKFAST: Sausage Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup; Homemade Biscuits with Honey Butter; Breakfast Tacos with Scrambled Eggs, Cheese & fresh Salsa; French Toast with Strawberries; Breakfast Potatoes with Bacon, & Strawberry “Pop Tarts”. Wednesday – PIZZA PARTY: Bacon & fresh Tomato Pizza; Pepperoni Pizza; Three Cheese Pizza; BBQ Chicken Pizza; Potato Pizza with Cheese & Fresh Herbs; Sausage & Marinara Pizza, & Italian Salad Pizza. Thursday – FOODS OF THE WORLD: Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs; German Potato Salad; Vegetable Egg Rolls; Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas with fresh Salsa; Beef Tepanyaki with Soy Dipping Sauce; Pita Bread with Hummus, & Strawberry Gelato. Friday – CUPCAKE WARS: Vanilla Cupcakes; Chocolate Cupcakes; Red Velvet Cupcakes; Carrot Cupcakes; Banana Cupcakes. Class will work in teams to make cupcakes, then choose colors for icing and decorations to finish.

A Day at Sweet Basil’s TEENS COOK CAMP. Evelyn Hendrix wrote: “Summer camp often involves roasting marshmallows over an open flame. I vividly recall heavy Dutch ovens, hot coals and brushes with death. But on this summer afternoon, my day at camp leaves those memories in the dust—literally.”