Kids’ cooking camp with chef Anthony Goncalves at 42


anthony goncalves 42 white plainsIf you have a little one who is itching to audition for “Master Chef Junior,” consider signing them up for a cooking camp with one of Westchester’s top chefs.

This summer, children 7 and older can learn from chef Anthony Goncalves in the kitchen at 42, the restaurant and events space that sits atop the towering Ritz-Carlton in White Plains. Registration costs begin at $275 per camper.

The kids’ cooking camp is run by Angela Bastone-Goncalves, a New York State certified teacher. She plans to transform the restaurant’s kitchen into a learning lab, with several rotating small-group stations, where campers will learn basic food prep skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measure and mixing and the importance of kitchen safety, also trying their hand at professional appliances like a blast freezer and ravioli cooking camp at 42More for budding chefs: Young foodies from Westchester break into blogging

On Wednesdays, the young chefs will visit the White Plains Outdoor Farmers’ Market on Court Street to choose fresh produce for their culinary activities. And on the last day of camp, parents will find lunch prepared for them by their children from a menu the students created.

Children 10 and older can choose between two one-week sessions, June 29 through July 3 and July 6 through 10.  Monday through Thursday, camp will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon. On Friday, it will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children ages 7 to 9 will be taught from 9 a.m. to noon each day, August 3 through 7.

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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