Advanced Chef Tech Academy: June 21-26, 2020
Rising 9th – 12th Grade

Due to COVID-19, this camp is being converted to a virtual camp experience.
Please email auyouth@auburn.edu for more information.
This in-person camp will return in summer 2021.


Advanced Chef Tech Academy, developed by Chef Sidney Corum, Founder of Chef Ago Go and Greek Life Services, is being conducted at Auburn University for students who are interested in cooking, the culinary arts, learning about health wellness, and becoming chefs. This camp is ideal for students with previous culinary experience and interest who are looking to advance their skills and abilities in the kitchen.

During camp, our highly trained staff of professional chefs will cover all the important areas and information needed to prepare campers for a career in the culinary arts. Campers will not only explore academic opportunities but participate in hands-on master classes in knife skills, food safety, culinary presentation, sauce preparation, grilling, braising and sautéing.

Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Breakfast and dinner will be provided in one of the newly-renovated campus dining locations. Lunch will be personally cooked by each team of students in the Nutrition Kitchen Lab, located in Spidle Hall.

FACILITIES:

Campers will spend majority of their instructional time in the Nutrition Kitchen Lab located inside Spidle Hall for their culinary instruction

Chef Sidney Corum
Chef Sidney Corum

Mr. Corum has more than 20 years of experience in the food service industry, having managed provision accounts for some of Los Angeles’ most popular restaurants including Jerry’s Deli and Langers. He has also worked as an account executive, servicing major hotels such as Caesar’s Palace, the Las Vegas Hilton and the Sands Hotel. His passion for fine food and desire to provide exemplary service were instrumental in establishing his business, Chef Ago Go.

Due to COVID-19, this camp is being converted to a virtual camp experience.
Please email auyouth@auburn.edu for more information.
This in-person camp will return in summer 2021.



Camp Fees are $860 and include the following items:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

All cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted via email. Please send your request to auyouth@auburn.edu or call (334)844-5100.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellation request received at least 4 week prior to the start date of the program: Full refund, less $40.
  2. Cancellation request received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date: Refund of 50%
  3. Cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the program start date or “no show”: No refund.

Note: Refunds will be issued to the individual/organization who made the original payment.

Transfer Policy:

  1. A camper’s registration for one program may be transferred to another program. Prior to May 1, 2020, there is no charge to change programs. After May 1, 2020, there is a $25 fee per transfer.
  2. A camper’s registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee per transfer.

A limited number of scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please complete an application by clicking on the Scholarship Application - Apply Now button below.

Scholarship Application - Apply Now

Deadline for applying for scholarship is March 1, 2020. Scholarship recipients will receive half tuition for camp.

If you plan on attending this camp even if you are not selected for a camp scholarship, please register now to ensure you have a spot. If you are selected for a camp scholarship and have already paid for camp, we will refund half of the registration fee.

What to Bring to Camp:

Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.

Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.

Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!

Dorm Room:
  • XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone Charger
Toiletries:
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Bath Towel
  • Hairbrush
Clothing & Shoes:
  • T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
    • Please Note: Crew neck t-shirts or long sleeve shirts must be worn in the kitchen
  • Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
  • Four (4) pairs of jeans/long pants (no leggings) for working in the kitchen
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
  • Closed toed shoes – must be worn everyday
  • Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
  • Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
  • Sweatshirt or Jacket
  • Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
Miscellaneous:
  • Laundry Bag
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towel: For the pool
  • Bug spray/Sunscreen
  • $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
Optional:
  • Spending Money

Last Updated: April 13, 2020