Best Cooking Camps
Gold: Cucina Bambini. These week-long, hands-on summer camps for kids of all ages, include “lil’ chef” camps for ages 3-5, and beginner and advanced camps for grade schoolers, tweens and teens. 1041 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 408-564-7773; 22 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408-560-9995. cucinabambini.com.
Silver: Hidden Villa. 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 650-949-8650. hiddenvilla.org.
Bronze: Find Joy in Food. Camps are held at a private home in Menlo Park. 650-918-0749. findjoyinfood.com/summer2018.html
SF and Marin
Gold: The Culinary Dude’s Cooking Camps. Camps include cooking with insects, official state foods and popstar favorite foods. St. Thomas the Apostle School, 301 Balboa St., San Francisco. St. Hilary School, 765 Hilary Drive, Tiburon. 415-242-4192. theculinarydude.com.
Silver: A Little Yumminess. Bethany United Methodist Church, 1270 Sanchez St., San Francisco. email@example.com. alittleyum.com/camp.
Bronze: Culinary Artistas. Ghiradelli Square, 900 North Point St., #108, San Francisco. 415-735-5234. culinaryartistas.com
Gold: Cooking Round the World. Kids ages 6 to 13 can learn about cooking and cultures around the world at summer camps. Multiple locations. 510-593-5285. cookingroundtheworld.com/camps.html.
Silver: The Growing Room Academy. Multiple locations in San Ramon and Danville. 925-837-4392. thegrowingroom.org.
Silver: Galileo Summer Quest. Multiple locations. 510-595-7293. galileo-camps.com/galileo-summer-quest.
Bronze: Bliss Belly Kitchen. Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley; Berkeley Methodist Church, 1710 Carleton St. 510-936-1841. blissbellykitchen.com.