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DON COQUI KICKS OFF SUMMER COOKING BOOT CAMP FOR ASPIRING YOUNG CHEFS


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DON
COQUI KICKS OFF SUMMER COOKING BOOT CAMP

FOR ASPIRING YOUNG CHEFS

 

Alternative Summer Camp Focuses
on Different Cuisines and Culinary
Skills

 

New Rochelle, New York—June  8th, 2010—Don
Coqui, an authentic Puerto Rican restaurant in
New Rochelle, is thrilled to
announce they will
be will be
kicking off the inaugural season of their kids’ cooking boot camp this
summer, which will mix food, education, and fun for campers. From June
28
th
through September 2
nd, kids ages 7 and up will have the
opportunity
to roll up their sleeves, put on an apron, and work with one of
Don
Coqui’s professional chefs to create their own
delectable creations.

 

“We are thrilled to bring our love
of cooking and
cuisine to younger generations of aspiring chefs while making learning
fun and
easy at the same time,” said Chef Stephanie, Executive Chef,
Don Coqui.
“Our outstanding kitchen facilities at
Don Coqui make this the perfect
and convenient location for kids of all ages to experience the joys of
cooking.”

 

For four days, kids will learn
about spices, herbs, meats,
vegetables, and starches.
In addition to general cooking and baking
techniques,
campers will be instructed on safe food handling, equipment safety, and
table
etiquette. The boot camp places emphasis on fundamental kitchen skills,
focusing on measuring, mixing, knife skills, and following a recipe.

 

The menus are designed to be
age-appropriate while
incorporating a variety of culinary techniques and skills to appeal to
and
develop younger palates.
Menus will change based on the following
weekly themes:

 

Week 1 (June 28th) – Basic Knife
Skills

Week 2 (July 5th) – Taste of
Italy

Week 3 (July 12th) – Mexican
Fiesta &
Tex Mex

Week 4 (July 19th) – Taste of
Asia

Week 5 (July 26th) – Southern
Cooking

Week 6 (August 2nd) – Taste of
Italy

Week 7 (August 9th) – Breakfast
& Lunch
Favorites

Week 8 (August 16th) – Baking

Week 9 (August 23rd) – Caribbean
Getaway

Week 10 (August 30th) – End of
Summer BBQ

 

Campers will receive daily recipe packets
they can take home
at the end of the week.
Don Coqui
will provide aprons for use during class as
well as all of the equipment necessary to create each day’s menu. On
completion of the week, each camper receives an achievement certificate
and a
graduation toque.

 

Camp runs from 10am – 2pm daily,
Monday-Thursday. On the
fourth day, kids will have the opportunity to re-create their favorite
recipes
that they mastered earlier in the week. Family and friends will be
invited to
join and sample a buffet of tasty treats and attend the certificate of
completion ceremony.

 

Don Coqui’s
kids’ summer boot camp is $500 per
week.  Registration for the camp is open now and kids can sign up for
one
week or for all ten weeks.

 

Don Coqui
is located at 115 Cedar Street in New Rochelle, NY.
For
more information
on
Don Coqui and the
kids’ summer book camp, visit
www.doncoqui.com.

DON COQUI KICKS OFF SUMMER COOKING BOOT CAMP FOR ASPIRING YOUNG CHEFS