Your support is amazing.
Super bummer to those who couldn't find a spot- I wish I had more space.
THE KITCHEN NATURAL
Outdoor Cooking Camps for Kids 6-12
Your Kid Wants To Cook.
I teach them the skills to become a cook.
Join me on the patio for a super interactive cooking camp.
Real food. Real cooking. Real fun.
We cook real, fresh food using ingredients
that are local, sustainable and organic as much as possible.
I'll offer your kids the same quality of food I feed my own kids,
and support my favorite local farmers.
Using fresh, season produce is my favorite way
to introduce flavors to help kids fall in love with new foods.
Nothing tastes better.
Sign up to join me this summer!
Real Skills and
Really Tasty Recipes
"Unlike most cooking instructors for kids, Sandra teaches kids real skills and recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My kids have taken several cooking classes, but Sandra's are the most useful for long-term skills and recipes we'll actually make again.
My kids have improved by leaps and bounds."
- Anoosh Jorjorian
Knife Safety + Cooking Joy
- Your child will get 1:1 hands-on help learning to use real knives.
- Focus on senses and fun to learn safety skills, when food is "done" and how to create flavor.
- They'll leave the camp with skills to take with them for the
rest of their life.
- Not kidding, one of last year's kids taught how to properly crack an egg at a school talent show.
On Their Own
"Sandra's so great teaching children how to cook! My kids took a week long class with her this summer and it was amazing!
My kids actually will cook a few things on their own now!
We still use the camp recipes.
If you haven’t checked out her classes, I definitely would recommend."
- Kerri Alley
Hey, I’m Sandra. I’m a writer, cook, and teacher. I've taught cooking classes for more than 14 years.
I come to cooking as an academic, professional, and curious home cook.
And a mom- I’ve got kids too and they’ve attended my camps and classes haven’t held back on what they liked and didn’t!) Teaching people how to cook flexibly and naturally for themselves and their family is at the core of what I do.
My number one goal is always to help you feel like at ease, like a natural, in the kitchen through a flexible, approachable style, and emphasis on seasonal food. Every recipe we’ll cook is something I’ve personally written or adapted with you in mind.
No matter what your kitchen or life looks like,
I passionately believe you can cook fantastic, healthy, fresh food in a
delicious and doable way.
I believe anyone can cook like a natural starting exactly where they are.
We’re OUTSIDE of my home kitchen near Sycamore Park in Central Davis on the patio, with portable cooktops, umbrellas for shade and open air cooking.
I'm fully vaccinated and boosted, as is my assistant.
I'll be following the same guidelines as Davis Joint Unified School District and city camps in accordance with recommendations from the Yolo County Health Department. If you'd like to wear a mask, PLEASE do.
I don't know what the guidelines will be at the time of camp, but I'm hopeful that transmission numbers are low and we can be safe without masks outside.
My daughter has allergies too - I feel you.
I’ve worked with cooks of all ages, abilities, and diets: gluten, dairy or nut allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.
I’m all about a safe, accessible opportunity for everyone, as much as possible.
For super-sensitive allergies, please reach out directly so we can keep your child safe. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re welcome to respond to any of those emails with questions or speak with me briefly before or after camp each day.
I love answering your questions and helping out your kids feel comfortable in the kitchen. I’ll also provide my number in case of emergency during the class.
Have a tween? Teen Cooking Club is the perfect way to graduate from Cooking Camps. The combo is $60 off regular price, only $547 for both Summer Camp + Teen Cooking Club combined.
Teen Cooking Club is a 6 week livestream class where tweens/teens cook-along with me to create a rockin' family meal on Wednesday nights, 4-6 PM PT.
It's like this 😎 :
Sign up early.
Camp sold out last year and the year before that...