2019 Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education Initiative and Spectra Present

A week long culinary camp

Led by our own Chef Frank Halasz and Sous Chef Jamin Wilson

July 22-26, 2019


Ages: 8-12

Camp Registration: $150

Class will be supplied aprons and hats. 




  • Safety: proper knife handling and cutting skills (ex.: basic cuts) 
  • Cutting board colors and what are the uses for each
  • Sanitation: proper use of gloves and use of chemical sanitizer 
  • Tour of kitchen area: equipment and their uses 

Start your day with breakfast!

  • Scrambled Eggs and Omelets:  prepare properly cooked scrambled eggs and learn the proper way to cook an omelet with assorted toppings (both protein and vegetable). 
  • Pancakes: prepare made from scratch buttermilk pancakes
  • Yogurt Parfaits: create “build your own parfait,” with homemade granola, berries, and Greek yogurt 

Class will learn the basics of preparing vegetables, from properly washing to applying various cooking techniques: 

  • Peeling and washing
  • Roasting carrots, zucchini, and yellow squash
  • Grilling and sautéing asparagus and Baby French beans

Class will prepare one specialty salad using various ingredients and artisan greens. Class will learn to prepare a made from scratch ranch dressing. 

  • Burger Sliders: prepare grilled or pan seared burgers and build sliders with assorted creative toppings
  • Best Chicken Tenders: brine chicken, set up a basic breading, and learn to properly fry chicken to correct, safe temperature. 
  • Hummus Made from Scratch and Pita Chips: make hummus from scratch, fry pita chips, and season. 
  • Homemade Fettuccine: make fresh pasta, use a pasta machine to roll out dough, and use the cutter to make fettuccine. 
  • Alfredo Sauce: make a quick Alfredo sauce. 
  • Grilled Chicken: prepare a basic marinate and properly grill a chicken. 
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies: make the all time favorite, including rolling, cutting, and baking. 
  • Key Lime Pie: create this old-time, southern favorite. 
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries: Learn to properly temper chocolate and the “do’s” and “don’ts” of working with chocolate and decorating the berries for a more visually appealing look.