Learn from professional instructors! Classes include healthy snacks, light meals, and pastry decorating. Hands-on learning! The Vestal Culinary Studio is located within the Arts Park in the Sage Gallery. Supported by: Foglia Family Foundation, and Donna & Joe Vestal Fund.

Youth Classes

Summer Cooking Camp: Around the World in 3 Days

Dates: Tuesday, June 19th – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Kids ages 8-13

Summer Camp Sponsor:Advocate Good Shepard Hospital

Join us this summer for our Cooking Camp designed especially for kids ages 8 to 13 years old. Future chefs cook up cuisines from foreign lands while learning techniques and kitchen skills in our professional kitchen. This 3-day camp includes globe-trotting destinations to America, Asia, and Mexico. Each day, chefs will prepare a regional entrée, side dish, and dessert. Space is limited, so register early!

Session 1:  9:00am-12:00pm | Ages 8-10

Fee:                    $135 per camper, registration fee includes chef’s apron

Registration for Ages 8 – 10

Session 2:  1:00pm -4:00pm | Ages 11-13

Fee:                    $135 per camper, registration fee includes chef’s apron

Registration for Ages 11 – 13

Questions:          Please contact Betty Kay Swanson, Event, and Program Coordinator 815-455-8000 or bswanson@lakesideartspark.org



Group Private Classes

Book private classes in our Chef Kitchen for Youth.

  • Minimum of 8 participants
  • Groups such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Big Brother Big Sister, sports groups, and academic groups are encouraged
  • Price based on a curriculum call for availability

Classes that fulfill Girl Scout Badge requirements and fun patches are available. Lakeside Arts Park is a preferred partner of Northern IL Girl Scouts. For more information, contact Betty Swanson, Event & Program Coordinator at Bswanson@lakesideartspark.org or at 815.455.8000.