Culinary Skills

Even top chefs once had to learn the basics of cookery. UGA's Culinary Skills Camp brings you the must-know skills that will take you from nervous novice to confident cook. You will learn the basics of cooking and baking inside a professional kitchen setting. Get ready as you will practice essential knife skills, master the fundamentals of kitchen safety, learn kitchen etiquette, better understand nutrition, and enhance your abilities through various food preparation techniques. By the end of the week, our students are bound to have a well-seasoned experience and the confidence to stir up a recipe or two at home for family and friends.

*All students will be required to taste products made unless there are food allergy or intolerance concerns.

Ages: 12-15

Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $410

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $890

This course is designed for students with little to no experience in the Culinary Arts.


Tracey Brigman, MS, RDN, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Foods and Nutrition. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, where she teaches Food Principles, Quantity Food Production, Procurement and Financial Management, and Basic Nutrition. She will finish her Doctorate of Education in 2018. She has conducted trainings for the School Nutrition Program for the past 12 years. She gained her foodservice experience from the Georgia Department of Corrections where she was responsible for the feeding of 34,000 people in 72+ facilities. This is Tracey’s third year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

All students will need to wear closed toe shoes and a hat/head covering.

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.