Culinary Camp Participants

Young chefs gather at MCC's new amphitheater sporting their camp T-shirts and aprons. This year's culinary campers were Abrey Batten, Karah Davis, Aide Garcia, Aubrey Haynes, Jillian Haywood, Sophia Haywood, Kyla Hunsucker, Zoe Hunsucker, John Jimenez, Mary Jimenez, Jay-Marvelous Johnston, Alison Mendoza, Rain Phillips, Madalyn Quick, Daisy Russell, Katie Sanchez and Marshall Thompson. 

Seventeen youth participated in a four-day cooking event held at Montgomery Community College in July. The Recipe for Success Summer Culinary Camp was funded by a North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association "Lead the Way" Grant. The Montgomery County chapter of Communities In Schools and Montgomery County Schools partnered with MCC to offer this camp free-of-charge to young students aged 10 to 14. 

Students prepared meals and dined together each day, ultimately compiling a take-home cookbook with nutritious recipes such as omelets, protein snacks, guacamole, spaghetti and more. The camp taught students about kitchen safety, cooking healthy meals on a budget and encouraging family participation. 

To read the full edition see the August 3rd edition of the Montgomery Herald