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Science of Food

Week 1: June 19-23, 2017

Have you ever wondered why baking powder makes pancakes puffy? Or how gluten forms together to make a pie crust? There is so much science that occurs naturally in the foods we eat every day, please join us for a week at Camp KO to explore the Science of Food. Every day you will discover why certain reactions, emulsions, formations, and more, happen while creating many of the foods that are a part of your regular diets, but have probably never considered, until now! This session will also include time in the KO garden to explore the science behind soil to discover how and why vegetables grow in different weather conditions and terrains. You do not need to be an expert Chef, just bring your curiosity and get ready to learn while having fun in the kitchen classroom at Camp KO!

For students entering grades 5-11. Minimum enrollment 10, maximum enrollment 16.

Program runs from 8:30am-4:30pm

Cost: $495. Early Bird Discount: $445 until March 15.

Activity Fee: $25  - Covers all food, testing equipment, food science binder and apron.

InstructorLindsay Perkins is a Culinary Educator in Hartford, Connecticut teaching kids and adults how to cook and bake using her signature style, which combines creativity and fun. Whether decorating cookies, a cake, or preparing lunch for a crowd, her warm and encouraging nature in the kitchen fosters an environment where children can explore and expand their culinary skills, without the added pressure of perfectionism. 

A native of Wethersfield, Connecticut, Lindsay is a graduate of The University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Art degree in English. She graduated from Connecticut Culinary Institute's Advanced Pastry & Baking Program, with honors distinction. Her expertise and skills in baking were developed during her many years working at Truffles Bakery & Kitchen in Farmington, CT. Lindsay established her love for teaching during her time as a corporate trainer for The Rainforest Cafe, where she was a lead “front of the house” trainer on their National Training Team, opening many new restaurant locations around the country.

Currently, Lindsay is the Chief Culinary Educator for 2-4-1 Sports, where she develops healthy recipes, curriculum, and teaches cooking and growing classes in "physical literacy" at schools in Hartford, CT, and beyond. In addition to her work bringing healthy cooking and wellness classes to kids in West Hartford with non-profit, Growing Great Schools, she hosts culinary classes for kids and adults at Cookshop Plus in West Hartford Center.

Lindsay resides in West Hartford with her husband and three children and is excited to be back for her third summer at Camp KO!



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