Best Cooking Camps

These Cooking Camps were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Cucina Bambini. Kids learn cooking and baking and have fun doing it at these week-long camps for preschoolers, grade-schoolers, tweens and teens. 1041 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 408-564-7773. 22 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408-560-9995.

Silver: Steve & Kate’s Camp. Multiple locations. 408-340-7858.

Bronze: Hidden Villa. 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 650-949-8650.


SF and Marin

Gold: Slide Ranch. Campers make fresh farm food with ingredients they collect themselves. Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach. 415-381-6155.

Silver: A Little Yumminess. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1270 Sanchez St., San Francisco.

Bronze: The Culinary Dude's Cooking Camps. Locations in San Francisco and Tiburon. 415-242-4192.


East Bay

Gold: The Growing Room. It features a variety of themed summer camps including cooking. Multiple locations. 925-837-4392.

Silver: Cooking Round the World. Multiple locations. 510-593-5285.

Bronze: Galileo Summer Quest. Multiple locations. 510-595-7293.



Gold: Camp Keff. This camp through the Peninsula Jewish Community Center offers a variety of activities including cooking classes. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Preschool Camps: 650-378-2670, other camps: 650-378-2704.

Silver: Junior Chef Stars. 1027 Terra Nova Blvd., Pacifica (camps may be held at other locations). 650-898-8742.

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