Meet Earl Grey!  He is an abandoned kitten found a week ago and thriving as he helps out in the Camp C.H.E.F. gardens – supervising the zucchini and cucumber plantings.
He is so adorable and a wonderful joy – tune in Tuesdays and Thursdays to Edible Education Facebook Live at 1:00 Eastern and you may catch a glimpse of him!
Covid 19 Camp C.H.E.F. updates:  We are excited to move forward for a successful summer –  our new motto – Cooking Together – 6 feet apart! The Kitchens are sanitized, our teaching chefs are Serv Safe and CDC trained, and we are thrilled to offer camp chef this summer.  We do plan on limiting our students to 8 per kitchen, and plan on having curbside drop off and pick up.  As a certified Chesterfield County commercial kitchen that has 100% health inspection reports, we are sanitizing 4 times a day in addition to our top notch food safety and cleanliness standards.  Students will wear gloves and change out for all recipes and wear new aprons daily.  Please call 804.920.9510 with any questions.
We can’t be face to face, but we are certainly cooking with you heart to heart!    Healthfully, Chef Ann


Cooking Tip of the Day: Magical + Mysterious Cookbook


How do pancakes rise? How do you get oil and water to play nicely? And what is the best temperature for working with chocolate? These questions and more are answered in this how and why do ingredients work cook book for kids.

Aligned with the National Standards for Science and presented in full color pictures of each recipe, you will enjoy this very science driven recipe collection.

This book also includes Hypothesis worksheets for students and black and white re-producible recipes for kids to take how and share with their families for fun at home developing a lifetime of culinary skills.

Click here for a sample.

Perfect for ages 8 – 16. Adult Supervision is required with ovens and burner work.
ISBN-640 07 – 576 – 4 Copyright July 2017

Click here to read more Cooking Tips for Kids.

Monthly Recipes: May

Banana Blueberry French Toast

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 really ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup of coconut milk or regular milk
  • 2 T. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 slices of baguette bread
  • 3 T. butter
  • 3 T. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • natural syrup

Equipment: Skillet or Panini maker, Mixing bowls, Knife, Cutting board, Measuring cups & spoons

In a shallow bowl, crack the egg and add milk, cream and vanilla and whisk together. Smash/mix cream cheese, banana, and blueberries together in a separate bowl. Dip one side of the bread into the egg mixture and place onto a pre-heated skillet or Panini grill. Spread smashed fruit mixture onto the other side of the bread and top with another slice of bread with egg mixture face up. Cook 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Serve with pecans—melt butter in skillet and add brown sugar and pecans and warm everything together and top with natural syrup.