Chef Tech Academy: June 2-7, 2019
Rising 6th – 8th Grade

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 one-week, residential program provides students the opportunity to learn how much of a role the critical elements – math, science, technology and communication skills play in their development is chefs and leaders in our communities. Campers will learn about food and how to prepare it for maximum taste and nutrition in a way that is hands-on and fun!

What’s more, these young leaders will be equipped with a better understanding of nutrition and the importance of physical fitness. They will be in a position to help their generation battle childhood obesity and diseases like diabetes. Campers will learn about organic vs. processed foods, farm-to-table concepts, gluten and other food allergies, and most importantly, they will have FUN!

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:

Campers will have various meal options for breakfast in The Student Center. Lunch will be personally cooked by each team of students in the Nutrition Kitchen Lab, located in Spidle Hall. Dinner is held in The Terrell Dining facility, where campers will have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.

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.

Camp Fees are $850 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

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:

  1. A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
  2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
  3. No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer 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: January 9, 2019