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EXPLO Chef: Culinary Arts Focus Program

  • Program Address:

    Wellesley College
    106 Central Street
    Wellesley, MA 02481, U.S.A.

    Phone: 781-762-7400
    Fax: 781-762-7425
  • Winter Address:

    932 Washington Street
    PO Box 368
    Norwood, MA 02062, U.S.A.

Directors: Elliot Targum

Dive in, dig deeper, and explore the culinary arts. You'll spend days in a commercial kitchen, learning from and working with professional chefs. (For Grades 8-10.) You'll saute, simmer, and slice; you'll bake, bread, and blend. In our fully- stocked commercial kitchen, you will create an assortment of dishes and desserts, learning how to splash them with spice and serve them with style. Practice fruit and vegetable cutting techniques using zesters, paring knives, microplanes, vertical peelers, and other professional tools. Identify and create the 5 taste sensations. Learn culinary tricks like determining internal temperature by touch and telling the difference between fresh and old seafood. Explore food history by preparing dishes from ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, and Early American traditions. Pair complementary ingredients and flavors. Learn how to saute, sear, sweat, and simmer on the stove and how to roast and braise in the oven. Use flavoring agents (fresh herbs, spices, edible flowers) to make your own soups and sauces. Study the chemistry of food: leavening agents, reactive agents, protein bonding, and caramelization. Learn the baking and pastry arts by making yeast breads, quick breads, unleavened breads, and pastries. Master classic and contemporary plate presentation.

  • Camp size:
    30 campers
  • Directors:
    Elliot Targum
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  • Nearest city:
    Boston, MA


  • Cultivate Taste Sense
  • Taste the Past
  • Matchmaking
  • Firestarter
  • Divine Seasoning
  • Build Reactions
  • Sweet Rewards
  • Plate Presentation
  • Baking
  • Caramelization
  • Culinary Tricks
  • Multi-course Meals
  • Master Cutting Techniques
  • Develop Kitchen Intuition

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