Classic Culinary Camp (Ages 14-18)

Cooking classes

This camp encompasses an array of delicious local and global favorites. In addition to a brief sojourn into ethnic foods, this camp will focus on practical meals and food made from scratch. Lunch and snacks will be made each day. Your young chef will rub elbows with professional chefs all week long becoming competent and proficient in the kitchen by actually practicing hands-on culinary skills with them for five hours a day. The highlight of this comprehensive week is our Thursday Graduation Dinner when students present their accomplishments to their own guests by preparing and serving a full four-course dinner.


  • Learn how to cook a large variety of foods
  • Basic knife skills
  • Create appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts utilizing a wide array of ingredients
  • Cook according to practical daily themes that include Breakfast, Healthy Snacks, Baking & Pastry, Easy Weeknight Dinners, Approachable Entertaining Dinners
  • Get cooking tips and learn about kitchen safety
  • Iron Chef Challenge
  • Create an elegant 4-course meal and serve it to family and guests

Our Camps capture the world of culinary arts for today’s young adults and help fuel a passion for spending time in the kitchen. We encourage young adults to create a sense of ownership in their home kitchen and to be a part of bringing their family together around the dinner table. Our camps not only help expand the palate of our students, but they give experience, education and confidence to those youth who want to venture into the kitchen on their own. Our acclaimed professional chefs teach classic cooking skills to make healthy, tasty and interesting dishes. During our camps students take a hands-on role in the planning and preparation of delicious gourmet family meals. Students take the knowledge and experience they have gained working with our chefs home to their kitchens to prepare tasty meals for their family with great confidence.

Camp fee includes a $250 supply fee. Camp fees are non-refundable. With 3 weeks notice, the camp fee may be transferred for up to 2 years towards a future camp or any of our events, classes or merchandise.

Supply Fee includes:

  • Chef’s jacket
  • Professional-quality chef’s knife
  • Blue Ribbon electronic cookbook
  • Diploma
  • Daily lunch
  • Daily culinary ingredients
  • A student ticket for Thursday Night’s Graduation Dinner

Thursday Night Graduation Dinner 6:00 pm.

Children (Under 12): $30 Adults (12 and Over): $45

Class fees are non-refundable. With seven (7) days notice, you may transfer your class fees towards a future class. Within seven (7) days, 50% of the class fees are non-transferable. The other 50% may be transferred towards a future class. You are always welcome to send a friend or family member in your place if you can not make a class you have registered for.

Blue Ribbon Cooking

Since 1995, Blue Ribbon Cooking School has been at the forefront of the Seattle food and entertaining scene. Over the years our motive has been to bring the family back to the dining room table to enjoy homemade meals together. We’ve not only accomplished our objective with the vast variety of hands-on cooking classes and events that we host but we have also expanded upon it.

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Reviews of Blue Ribbon Cooking

(4 Reviews)
Ami J.
My coworkers and I recently attended a private cooking class at Blue RIbbon for team building purposes and felt it was a GREAT success. Julie, the chef we worked with, was a wonderful and encouraging facilitator/teacher, who empowered us to take chances with food we weren't familiar with. The quality and quantity of food was exceptional. We also appreciated her answering all our questions thoughtfully and with a lot of detail. The event was very interactive, and we all had the opportunity to make a portion of pad thai (we chose the Thai menu for the evening). We received great insight from Julie on not only the food we prepared, but also generaly tips and tricks in the kitchen and regarding food safety. The only suggestions from our team were that we would have liked to have had a heads up that you are not allowed to take food home (can the leftovers be donated?), and we also were hurried out at the end with little warning. Aside from these two minor issues, we thoroughly enjoyed the event and I would recommend to any group looking for a fun, interactive and informative event, both personally and professionally.
Quinn R.
Best date idea ever. Sign up for cooking class for two here, learn new skill, drink booze while doing so (who cooks without drinking? I think that is the first cooking rule). Then eat food. Sounds like a win to me. I consider myself a passable cook but still learned some things and half the time to me it's more about the experience. It's fun cooking in a "real" kitchen and this place has exactly that (because it's a "real" kitchen). I'd go again. Cooking classes are fun. Promise.
Andrew K.
This review is for the "meeting space / cooking class" side of the house, nobody got married during our team offsite! The facilities are great! The classroom / cooking area is right on the water and has a view of the marina and Aurora bridge. Of course, it can be a little difficult to talk about budget numbers and business review decks when you've got a glass of wine in your hand and it's one of the three sunny days in Seattle, but that feels more like a good problem than a bad one. By far, the best part of the day was the Iron Chef cook-off. We broke our team down into two groups of 7 and used the cooking facilities to make a 3 course meal. Each team was assigned a chef to help come up with ideas and ensure we didn't set ourselves (or the other team) on fire. Once the teams realized they had to choke down their own creations, everyone got serious and banged out a great meal. The best part? There IS a winning team and we DID get a prize. Sure, it's a coffee mug with an ad on it, but when I get into an argument with somebody on my team now? I point to that damn mug on my shelf and remind them they can't cook chicken to save their lives - data is totally overrated. Definitely a good time and a great location if you're looking for a morale event.
C. L.
This review is for a cooking class I took with them. I took the seafood cooking class with Taylor Shellfish. I took the class with my mom since my husband doesn't like seafood. I thoroughly enjoyed myself the entire night. They split our class up into groups and well took turns cooking certain dishes. The chefs did a great job of including everyone and making sure everyone had an equal chance to be involved. There was beer and wine available too, so that made it even more fun.:) At the end of the night, there was a buffet table of all the food we made. Although, most of us were too full (from tasting everything throughout the evening) to eat very much of it. They give you a packet of all of the recipes we used too, so no need for a notepad. Seemed like there were a lot of couples, so it would be great for a date night. It would also be fun for a group of girlfriends to have a girls' night.