Learn from professional instructors! Classes include healthy snacks, light meals, and pastry decorating. Hands-on learning! The Vestal Culinary Studio is located within the Arts Park in the Sage Gallery.

Supported by: Foglia Family Foundation, and Donna & Joe Vestal Fund.

Summer Culinary Camp

Tuesday, August 6th – Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Sponsored by Advocate Good Shepard Hospital

Funded in part by a grant from Jewel Osco

“So, with cooking and culinary classes, we realize it’s a creative endeavor to start with and encourage the kids to combine cooking skills with their own creative flair.” Betty Kay Swanson, Event & Program Manager

Your child will learn their way around the kitchen including…

  • Basic hand washing techniques
  • Proper knife safety and cutting techniques
  • Healthy eating and portion control
  • Introduced to basic flavor pairings, different food colors and textures, and fun plating techniques


Session 1: 9:00am-12:00pm | Ages 8-10
Session 2: 1:00pm -4:00pm | Ages 11-13

Program fee: $135.00 per camper which includes chef’s apron
Pre-registration is required

Click Here for Session 1 (Ages 8 – 10) Click Here for Session 2 (Ages 11 – 13)


Group Private Classes

Book private classes in our Chef Kitchen for Youth.

  • Minimum of 8 participants
  • Groups such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Big Brother Big Sister, sports groups, and academic groups are encouraged
  • Price based on a curriculum call for availability
  • Classes that fulfill Girl Scout Badge requirements and fun patches are available. The Dole is a preferred partner of Northern IL Girl Scouts.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Spiewak, Events & Programs Coordinator at espiewak@thedole.org

 or call 815.455.8000.