JWU Charlotte Summer Cooking Programs

2024 Summer Culinary Camps

Registration for JWU Charlotte Summer Camps will begin on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Ready Set Cook: Culinary and Baking & Pastry Camps

Ignite your child’s passion with the camp of a lifetime. For children ages 10-15, JWU offers a 4-day professional summer camp designed to teach your budding chef the fundamentals of cooking and baking, proper techniques, kitchen safety and sanitation, and an exploration of popular food items and cuisines. Under the direction of our JWU chef-instructors, these camps offer skill development, critical thinking, hands-on learning, demonstrations, daily snacks, lunch and most of all, FUN!

Class size: 12 students per class, grouped according to age.

Time: 9-2pm
Drop off begins at 8:30am.

Cost: $595 per week. Tuition includes application fee, apron, hat, recipe book, equipment, snacks and lunch each day.

Choose Your Track

Each week, we offer two individual class tracks:

  • Culinary (savory foods)
  • Baking & Pastry Arts (desserts, breads, sweet pastry)

There are two sections of each track, so be sure to choose the appropriate one for your child:

  • Ages 10-12
  • Ages 13-15

If you register for two weeks, we recommend that you choose one week of Culinary and one week of Baking & Pastry, as class menus may repeat. 

  • Session 1: Monday, June 17-Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Session 2: Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27, 2024   



Collegiate Camp

This camp is designed for the next generation chef and food professional.

Considering a career in the food industry or simply want to take your skills to the next level? Collegiate Camp is created for college-ready teens, entering 10th-12th grades.

This camp is designed for those who want to discover the many facets of the food industry. Work with expert chefs as you explore either international cuisines or the world of baking and pastry, and take your skills to the next level. Learn about the science behind the techniques, and the importance of nutrition, agriculture and sustainability, along with new innovations and technologies in today’s food world. This year, students can choose from either a Culinary track or a Baking & Pastry Arts track to pursue their passion.

Class size will be limited to 10 students per instructor.

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024-Friday, June 14, 2024

Time: 9am-2pm
Drop off begins at 8:30am

Cost: $895 per week. (Tuition includes chef coat, hat, recipe book, equipment, and lunch)




Have questions or need more informtion? Contact us by email or call 980-598-1431.