For the fourth summer, the Bnos Malka Academy will be hosting the Culinary Camp for Teenage Girls. The four-day, hands-on experience is an intensive program from Claire’s Kosher Kitchen. The topics will include, knife skills and food safety, and stocks, soups, and sauces, as well as braising, roasting, and pan searing of beef, chicken, fish, and vegetables. The girls will make artisan breads and fresh pasta, and will learn the secrets of making a French omelet.

The climax of the program has been the impressive Restaurant Night, where the “aspiring chefs” prepare a six-course meal for invited guests. Each girl, with her partner, is responsible for creating, plating, and serving one of the courses. One parent from last year remarked, “I was blown away by the complexity of the meal the girls prepared, how organized they were to serve each course, 35 people all at once, and how much my daughter learned in four days. My daughter was beaming with pride and so were we.”

The camp is limited to 16 girls and is scheduled each year between the end of the school term and the start of the official summer camp season. This year, the program will take place June 24-27, with Restaurant Night taking place on Thursday, June 27. For more information, contact Claire’s Kosher Kitchen at 347-470-6860.