Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic launches youth summer cooking camp

Things in the kitchen are heating up this summer with Sask Polytech's cooking camp for kids

August 24, 2016 - The kitchens at Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Saskatoon campus are heating up as 43 youth participate in our first annual cooking camp.  

With the help of Chef Cal Nikiforoff, Red Seal interprovincial journeyman cook and Culinary Arts instructor, youth aged 9 to 13 are learning lessons in food preparation, kitchen safety and cooking techniques to create delicious treats and meals. At the end of the week they will take their new skills and recipes home to their families. They also will leave with a chef's hat and apron so they can be professional home cooks.

"We are very excited to launch our first annual cooking camp this summer," shares Chef Nikiforoff. "The camp is full with 43 enthusiastic students. Campers will learn cooking and kitchen safety basics -important life skills that they will have for the rest of their lives. Cooking is an essential skill that isn't taught in the home the same way it was in the past."

Media are invited to attend their final meal preparation.  

Event: Cooking camp tasting  
Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr.
1130 Idylwyld Dr N
Room 138.17 Kitchen

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Culinary Arts diploma program is hands on, fast paced and cutting edge-and the only two-year advanced culinary training program in Saskatchewan. A Culinary Arts diploma gives you credit for all three levels of apprentice cook technical training. When students graduate and start building their hours they can become a journeyperson cook-the first step toward becoming a Red Seal cook. Red Seal certification opens doors to career opportunities across Canada.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student needs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.