Summer Camps for Children - JAX Cooking Studio

Summer 2022 Cooking Camps

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Summer Camp Sessions

Each Camp meets Monday—Friday for 3 hours a day. 

Choose from either 9 am—12 pm or 1:30 pm—4:30 pm.

May 31–June 3      Italian Cuisine

June 6–10              Disney & Universal Fare

June 13–17             Sweet & Savory Baking

June 20–24           Iron Chef Bootcamp

June 27–July 1      International Street Food

July 5–8                  Sweet Baking & Cake Decorating

July 11–15                Disney and Universal Fare

July 18–22              Iron Chef Bootcamp

July 25–29             The Best of Southern Cooking

August 1–5             International Street Food

August 8–12           Sweet & Savory Baking

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Details

PRICING: $330 per child for each 5 day week camp. $265 per child for each 4 day week camps (May 31-June 3 & July 5-8)

DISCOUNT FOR TWO CAMPS: Registering for two 5 day camps? Save $10 off each camp ($20 total) by entering Code “SummerCamps2022” in the Promo Code (not Gift Certificate) box on the Checkout page. Note discount does not apply to 4 day camps.

AGES:  Our Summer Camps are intended for kids ages 7 and above. Please note: in order to ensure the maximum benefit for all children, your child must be capable of following directions and cooperating with others in the class.

CLASS SIZE LIMIT: We limit class size to 16-18 children to allow our staff to provide quality instruction.

RECIPE BOOKLET: On Friday, the children receive a recipe booklet of all the recipes they have made in camp that week. We hope they will make you dinner one evening!

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SUMMER CAMPS: If your child is unable to attend the summer camp session for which you registered, please inform us as soon as possible. If you notify us at least 21 days before the first day of the camp, we will issue you a full refund for the cost of the camp less the credit card processing fees we encountered. If you provide at least 7 days’ notice, we will attempt to rebook the summer camp session. If we are successful, we will provide you with a credit valid for one year which you may use on future classes. If we are not able to rebook the camp session or if you provide less than 7 days’ notice, we regret that no refund or store credit will be issued. You are welcome to gift the camp session to another child, and provide us with that person’s name, age, and contact information.

No studying required!

Curriculum

Our camps are hands-on, and the kids eat what they make each day. Yum! In our collaborative environment, we:

• Promote kitchen safety, including hand and workspace sanitizing, proper food handling, and knife safety
• Practice math by following recipes and measuring ingredients 
• Arrange the kitchen workplace for success
• Discuss food science, nutrition, and keeping our bodies healthy
• Explore the importance of sustainability and eating what is in season
• Encourage creativity in reusing or repurposing ingredients already on hand
• Become experts in cleaning up the kitchen
• Learn to work independently and as a team!

a fun camp where the kids actually learn something!

Policies

PARENTS IN THE STUDIO: Parents may enter the cooking studio to drop off and pick up their children. Parents are not permitted to stay in the studio other than at those times.

CHILDREN BECOMING ILL:  If a child begins to display symptoms of illness once at camp, that child will be isolated in a separate room attended by a JAX Cooking Studio staff member. The parent will be required to pick up the ill child within thirty minutes of being notified by JAX Cooking Studio that the child is ill.

WATER: Each child will be provided with a disposable cup labeled with his or her first and last name.

THE COOKING EXPERIENCE: We aim to have each child get as much hands-on cooking experience as possible. Throughout the week, the children will prepare some recipes on their own and will work together in groups of 2-3 to make some recipes.

HAND-WASHING: Hand-washing sinks are spaced throughout the cooking studio. Children will be taught the proper way to wash their hands and turn off the faucet. They will be prompted many times throughout the camp session to wash their hands.

Summer Camp Reviews

What People Are Saying

“Welcoming and knowledgeable staff”

If you haven’t tried Jax Cooking Studio, you must!! I recently took my 5 year old grandson there. The staff was welcoming, knowledgeable and very helpful–instructions were given clearly and printed recipes were available at every station. Very well organized and very clean!

Cheryl
September 2020

“My children made me dinner!”

My girls enjoyed the cooking classes so much that they made a dinner of fresh made pasta on their own last night.I can’t thank JAX Cooking Studio enough for their wonderful classes and for giving my children the confidence and desire to cook!

Lauren
January 2020

“My Son is ‘resident chef’ at his college dorm”

“Thank you for the skills your staff taught my son in summer camp. He started college this fall and has become the “resident chef” for his dorm mates. He loved the class at the time but I had no idea he would retain and use that knowledge.

Keep up the good work!”

Tina
January 2022

“Fantastic way to foster my child’s love of cooking”

This is a fantastic way to foster your child’s love of cooking and baking! The recipes are so good and easy to follow. The party was a blast and all the children left with the cupcakes and banana bread they made themselves. Highly recommend!

Jessica
June 2020

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14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
CLASSES FROM MORNING TO EVENING

Terri Davlantes
FOUNDER & OWNER

Terri combined her background as a nurse, lawyer, and higher education administrator with her love of cooking when she envisioned and opened JAX Cooking Studio. She grew up in a large Jacksonville family where the kitchen was the hub of the house. Someone could always be found there cooking, eating, or sharing the details of their day. Classes at the cooking studio replicate these family gatherings as people share laughs, learn culinary tips, and enjoy togetherness while preparing their feast. As our tagline says, come "Gather. Cook. Enjoy." at JAX Cooking Studio!

Brazil Williams
CHEF

Brazil Williams graduated from Jacksonville's well-regarded Florida College of Jacksonville Culinary Institute. After graduation she worked at local establishments honing her craft, learning leadership skills, menu creation, and food management. Chef Brazil loves sharing her knowledge of both pastry and savory cuisine with children and adults alike. She has a knack for baking breads and enjoys Korean food. Come say hello! She lights up the room with her vibrant pink hair!

Jamily Fuller
CHEF

 Jamily moved to the US from Venezuela when she was 5 years old and hails from a large Venezuelan and Arabic heritage. Her family often gathered around home-cooked meals, so carrying on the traditions always intrigued her. After graduating with a degree in Culinary Arts & Hospitality, she took some time off to raise her family. During this time her passion for cooking and learning new techniques in the kitchen grew. She now owns a micro bakery and loves to teach others about endless possibilities in the kitchen, both savory and sweet! 

Melissa Nolan
EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Melissa is a proud Jacksonville native who attended Florida State University earning a business hospitality degree and a minor in anthropology. She then went to Johnson and Wales University to fulfill her dream of becoming a chef. Melissa's impressive culinary experience includes interning at  Thomas Keller's famed Per Se Restaurant in NYC, and working at many of Northeast Florida's finest restaurants. Her favorite things include coffee, bourbon, and dogs!

Kimber Young
CHEF

Kimber is a proud West Virginian that has fallen in love with the beach life in Jacksonville. She is a knowledgeable and versatile chef thanks to her time as a Pampered Chef and working in various parts of the industry. She is skilled in Asian cuisine but enjoys teaching just about anything! Chef Kimber loves her dog, long walks on the beach, and a cold drink in her hand. Come say hello to this moutain mama!

Kyra Smith
CHEF

Kyra was born and raised in Jacksonville and is one of the studio's longest tenured employees. Although a young chefs, she loves learning about everything culinary. Her soft-spoken demeanor is appealing to kids and adults alike. Ask Kyra any question and you'll be amazed at her knowlege of both savory and sweet cooking! She helps prepare ingredient trays, trains new support staff, and develops menus and recipes. In her free time she winds down by knitting and watching scary movies!

 Angela DeLusa
PASTRY CHEF

Angela has traveled down south after beginning her career in Massachusetts. She spent years working in pastry kitchens producing desserts for large groups of people. Angela loves teaching the small classes at JAX Cooking Studio where her fun loving personality shines through. Her family, husband, and pets are her biggest supporters. Make sure to experience one of Angela's classes soon!

Will Dahlstrom
CHEF

Will has over 25 years of culinary experience, spending time in Atlanta, Philly, and California. He developed his passion as a chef at counry clubs, advancing all the way to Executive Chef. He also spent over 7 years at the Ritz Carlton honing his fining dining skills and his knack at artfully plating meals. Will is a master of southern cooking, perfect for us in Jacksonville! In his free time, you can find him fishing, traveling to Disney, and gardening. Come take one of his classes and learn from his wealth of knowledge!

Ashley Neudecker
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Ashley was raised in Hope, Indiana, a small town in the southern part of the state. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and an associate's degree in Information Technology, Ashley enlisted in the Navy where she served as a military police officer. She has always enjoyed cooking, and is thrilled to be a part of the JAX Cooking Studio team. If you have ever written or called us, it is likely you spoke with Ashley!