Kids Holiday Cooking Classes
(2021 Oct-Dec Boot Camps)


Would you like your kids to learn some practical life skills and discover their hidden culinary talents during the upcoming school holidays in October, November and December? This 2-day Culinary Skills Boot Camp by Food Playground x Elle & Vire* is the perfect launchpad to help learners achieve the following:


Learning Outcomes

1. Understand food hygiene and food preparation basics

2. Learn to prepare and cook authentic recipes from scratch

3. Learn a variety of cooking and baking techniques

4. Learn how to incorporate healthier ingredients in recipes

5. Learn important life skills like empathy and kindness

This course will be conducted at our own fully equipped cooking studio in Chinatown. Each class will have an intimate learning environment with a ratio of 1 instructor to 4 learners. Upon completion, each student will receive an apron, certificate of achievement as well as lots of wonderful memories to bring home!




*Elle & Vire is well-established in the heart of Normandy in France, using its dairy know-how to manufacture French cream, butter and dairy specialities. Since 1975, being one of the pioneers in inventing the first UHT whipping cream, Elle & Vire brand meets the needs of high standards for professional food industrial users and ease of use for home users, developing real expertise in the production of dairy products. For spreading, cooking, baking or pastry, Elle & Vire Butter and Creams can be used whatever the need by those who loves to cook and bake, adding that extra special touch to dishes, Choosing to indulge in Elle & Vire desserts is choosing its Normandy know-how, quality fresh milk from France and plenty of other quality ingredients for a pure gourmet moment! Visit Elle & Vire's facebook page for more details here
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Junior Boot Camp
(Ideal for 7-10 years old)

Here's a brief program sequence of the Junior Boot Camp:

Day 1 (Half-Day)

9:30am: Welcome and introduction
9:45am: Food hygiene/preparation lecture
10:15am: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
12:30pm: Lunch (Enjoy the fruits of your labour!)
1:00pm: Session ends

Day 2 (Half-Day)
9:30am: Food hygiene recap
10:00am: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
12:00pm: Lunch (Enjoy the fruits of your labour!)
12:30pm: Debrief & Closing, Certificate presentation
1:00pm: Boot Camp ends


Ideal For: Students between 7 years old and 10 years old looking for hands-on enrichment activities during the Nov/Dec school holidays
Total Duration: 7 hours (Day 1->3.5 hours & Day 2->3.5 hours)
Rate: 260 SGD/pax NETT (10% discount for booking of 2 or more)

We only use Halal-certified ingredients and all our utensils have never handled pork since inception, so Muslim participants are most welcome to join. If your children have any other dietary restrictions or food allergies, please let us know at the time of booking so we can make the necessary adjustments.

We will be running a total of 3 sessions over the months of June and July to cater to both the local schools and international schools, so this will give you more flexibility in planning your schedule for your kids.

UPDATE: In line with tightened safe management measures, participants will be cooking in groups of 4 pax per workstation with no inter-mingling and each group will be kept 1m apart to ensure safe distancing. Also, participants will not be allowed to unmask throughout the entire activity. Please be assured that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that all participants have a safe yet enjoyable experience.
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Teens Boot Camp
(Ideal for 11-15 years old)

Here's a brief program sequence of the Teens Boot Camp:

Day 1 (Full-Day)

9:30am: Welcome and introduction
9:45am: Food hygiene/preparation lecture
10:30am: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
12:30pm: Lunch (Enjoy the fruits of your labour!)
1:30pm: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
3:00pm: Tea break
4:30pm: Session ends

Day 2 (Full-Day)
9:30am: Briefing and food hygiene recap
10:00am Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
12:00pm Lunch (Enjoy your pasta aglio olio!)
1:00pm Rest & relax
1:30pm: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
3:00pm:3:00pm: Tea break
4:00pm: Debrief and closing, Certificate presentation
4:30pm: Boot Camp ends

Ideal For: Students between 11 years old and 15 years old looking for hands-on enrichment activities during the Nov/Dec school holidays
Total Duration: 14 hours (Day 1-> 7 hours & Day 2->7 hours)
Rate: 480 SGD/pax NETT (10% discount for booking of 2 or more)

We only use Halal-certified ingredients and all our utensils have never handled pork since inception, so Muslim participants are most welcome to join. If your children have any other dietary restrictions or food allergies, please let us know at the time of booking so we can make the necessary adjustments.

We will be running a total of 4 sessions over the months of November and December, so we hope this will give you more flexibility in planning your schedule for your kids.

UPDATE: In line with tightened safe management measures, participants will be cooking in groups of 4 pax per workstation with no inter-mingling and each group will be kept 1m apart to ensure safe distancing. Also, participants will not be allowed to unmask throughout the entire activity. Please be assured that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that all participants have a safe yet enjoyable experience.
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P6 Boot Camp (Lite)
(Ideal for 12-year-old students)

Here's a brief program sequence of the P6 Boot Camp (Lite):

Day 1 (Half-Day)

9:30am: Welcome and introduction
9:45am: Food hygiene/preparation lecture
10:15am: Learn recipe #1: Creative Japanese Bento
11:30am: Learn recipe #2: Japanese Strawberry Daifuku
12:30pm: Lunch (Enjoy your bento and daifuku!)
1:00pm: Session ends

Day 2 (Half-Day)
9:30am: Food hygiene recap
10:00am: Learn recipe #3: Basque Burnt Cheesecake
11:00am: Learn recipe #4: Make pasta from scratch
12:00pm: Lunch (Enjoy your fresh pasta and burnt cheesecake!)
12:30pm: Debrief & Closing, Certificate presentation
1:00pm: Boot Camp ends


Ideal For: Primary 6 students looking for hands-on enrichment activities during the PSLE marking week
Total Duration: 7 hours (Day 1->3.5 hours & Day 2->3.5 hours)
Rate: 260 SGD/pax NETT (10% discount for booking of 2 or more)

We only use Halal-certified ingredients and all our utensils have never handled pork since inception, so Muslim participants are most welcome to join. If your children have any other dietary restrictions or food allergies, please let us know at the time of booking so we can make the necessary adjustments.

UPDATE: In line with tightened safe management measures, participants will be cooking in groups of 4 pax per workstation with no inter-mingling and each group will be kept 1m apart to ensure safe distancing. Also, participants will not be allowed to unmask throughout the entire activity. Please be assured that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that all participants have a safe yet enjoyable experience.
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P6 Boot Camp
(Ideal for 12-year-old students)

Here's a brief program sequence of the P6 Boot Camp:

Day 1 (Full-Day)

9:30am: Welcome and introduction
9:45am: Food hygiene/preparation lecture
10:30am: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
12:30pm: Lunch (Enjoy the fruits of your labour!)
1:30pm: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
3:00pm: Tea break
4:30pm: Session ends

Day 2 (Full-Day)
9:30am: Briefing and food hygiene recap
10:00am Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
12:00pm Lunch (Enjoy your pasta aglio olio!)
1:00pm Rest & relax
1:30pm: Learn two recipes (click on preferred date below for details)
3:00pm:3:00pm: Tea break
4:00pm: Debrief and closing, Certificate presentation
4:30pm: Boot Camp ends

Ideal For: Primary 6 students looking for hands-on enrichment activities during the PSLE marking week
Total Duration: 14 hours (Day 1-> 7 hours & Day 2->7 hours)
Rate: 480 SGD/pax NETT (10% discount for booking of 2 or more)

We only use Halal-certified ingredients and all our utensils have never handled pork since inception, so Muslim participants are most welcome to join. If your children have any other dietary restrictions or food allergies, please let us know at the time of booking so we can make the necessary adjustments.

UPDATE: In line with tightened safe management measures, participants will be cooking in groups of 4 pax per workstation with no inter-mingling and each group will be kept 1m apart to ensure safe distancing. Also, participants will not be allowed to unmask throughout the entire activity. Please be assured that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that all participants have a safe yet enjoyable experience.

Video Highlights

Here's a short 3-minute video clip capturing some of the exciting highlights of our recent boot camps at Food Playground. Visit our Youtube Channel for more fun examples!

How Can I Find Out More?

To find out more about our culinary boot camps, feel free to whatsapp or call our hotline at (65) 9452 3669 for a friendly discussion.

We'd love to answer your questions and help you understand more about what your kids will learn at our boot camps.

What Parents Say About Our Boot Camp

"I enrolled Culinary Skills Boot Camp for Lower Secondary Students for my 2 girls.

Bootcamp is 9am to 5pm over 2 days during school holiday period, with no time for mobile usage, is not something teenagers look forward to.... BUT they had fun! and more importantly, they learned their way around the kitchen.

And the food! OMG, the food.. Pizza (from scratch), Pasta (from scratch), Roselle tea and Jam (did I mention from scratch?), tiramisu (you get the idea...), butter cakes (smells heavenly..), and cheese cake...

The instructors were amazing. Patient with the children, motherly, they have their hearts in the right places. Daniel is generous, not only did we bring back food to last a week, we were given (free!) ingredients to last at least 2 weeks!

All in all a good experience for kids, and highly recommended. Will definitely join the next Boot Camp if time permits.

Bravo to Daniel and team!"
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Cho Chia Ming
"My daughter and her friend attended this culinary skills boot camp for 12 year olds and had an absolutely smashing time. First time at the wet market, she learnt so much from the dedicated and friendly aunties.

She promptly whipped up the dishes again when she came home. Can't wait to attend the next edition!"
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U-Jin Chow

"My daughter attended the 2-day boot camp and learnt to cook a variety of local dishes ... pleasantly surprised to get to taste her efforts, ranging from Ang Ku kueh to kaya to curry puffs!

Especially like the trips to the wet market to buy ingredients which kids these days don’t get exposed to.
She had a great time and I get to enjoy her  yummy treats! Highly recommended!"
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Belina Lee

Our Awards & Accolades

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Singapore Tourism Awards
2013

Our signature Cultural Cooking Class is the winner of ‘Best Learning & Travel Experience’ from the 2013 Singapore Tourism Awards.

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Singapore Service Excellence Medallion
2015

We have been awarded the prestigious ‘Singapore Service Excellence Medallion’ for pushing the boundaries to deliver highest levels of customer satisfaction and organisational service excellence.

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World Food Travel Food Trekking Awards
2018

We are one of the 4 winners globally for the Best Use of Food/Beverage for Cross-Cultural Understanding at the 2018 Food Trekking Awards, organized by The World Food Travel Association to recognize excellence in food and beverage experiences for travelers.

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Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Best of the Best 2020

Our signature Cultural Cooking Class has been awarded 'Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best’, which puts us among the Top 1% of all experiences on Tripadvisor for 2020!