Yes, Chef! Culinary Camp
Designed for exceptional Chicago Public high school students in under-resourced areas, who want to further their exposure to the culinary world and have fun along the way!
2023 Culinary Camps
Yes, Chef! Culinary Camp is going live! That’s right, our Yes, Chef! Culinary Camp will be back in-person this Spring!
The Spring Baking Boot Camp on April 2nd will have campers sifting and stirring their way through a variety of sweet and savory recipes. Our week-long summer camp will be held from June 19 to June 23.
Enrollment is open—Eligible, currently enrolled Chicago Public high school students (Must be 14-18 years of age) interested in gaining valuable culinary skills while having fun should apply now as spaces go fast.
If accepted, there is ZERO cost to participate.
Campers will learn invaluable cooking and baking basics from our esteemed instructors, bond with students from other schools and end the day with delicious food!
Apply online for one or all of the camps! Campers will be called to schedule an interview with their parent/guardian and a selection committee member to determine their eligibility for an award to attend at no cost.
|APRIL 2||In-person Spring Baking Camp|
|JUNE 19 – 23||Summer Camp|
How are campers selected?
There are three selection methods utilized by the Yes, Chef! Culinary Camp. A number of spots are awarded via C-CAP’s junior culinary competition that takes place in January. Students who did not participate in the junior competition can apply to the camp and will go through a selection and interview process. A few spots are made available for CPS students who show great culinary interest and potential but are not part of a district offering C-CAP. These students are recommended to the FFCA by academic field recruiters and will undergo a similar selection process to the C-CAP students.
Who are our campers?
Our campers are a diverse group of students from under-resourced communities currently enrolled in the Chicago Public School system. The students are both male and female ranging from 13-18 years of age.
65% of Campers are Female
91% of Campers are Black and Latin
How Can I Get Involved?
Sponsor a camp | Sponsor a camper |
Donate | Volunteer | Partner
Each level of sponsorship comes with unique promotional opportunities—press coverage inclusion; inclusion in all FFCA-generated promotional and marketing materials; corporate branding opportunities; and more. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent as allowed by law.
To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Executive Director Catherine De Orio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Application Scholarship
Currently enrolled Chicago Public High School students whose family income falls within the definition of “Economically Disadvantaged”, as defined by CPS, may apply for a scholarship to attend the Yes, Chef! Culinary Camp by clicking the button below.