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Discover your passion for food at the NDSCS Culinary Intensive Camp

by NDSCS News

Posted on 4/6/2011

Designed for individuals 16 and older with aspirations of a culinary career

Interested in a culinary career? Explore the exciting culinary industry at the North Dakota State College of Science Culinary Intensive Camp. The Culinary Arts program will be hosting a four-day look into the art of food on June 19-23. The camp is designed to help those interested in food preparation discover their talents, hone their skills and perhaps choose to study Chef Training and Management Technology or Restaurant Management at NDSCS this fall.

The Camp is geared toward individuals over 16 years old who want to experiment, learn about and have fun with food. Culinary Program Coordinator Mary Uhren says, "Culinary study is hard work, but it is also really rewarding." When asked if students can eat their mistakes she replied, "That's one of the best parts!"

The Culinary Intensive will teach French knife skills, buffet presentation and garnishing techniques. Most importantly, students will have the unique opportunity to learn how ingredients work together to create soups, salads and salad dressings, red meat entrées, seafood, poultry, breads, pastries and desserts.

The Culinary Intensive Camp will use the same professional, industry-current kitchen lab and classroom used in the Culinary Arts program, the only culinary program in North Dakota. NDSCS's Culinary Arts Program consists of two years of hands-on training with individualized instruction in food preparation, sanitation, nutrition, menu planning and restaurant management.

The Culinary Intensive Camp is limited to 15 students, and applications must be made before May 14. There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee due at the time of application and $100 due at the beginning of camp. Residence hall accommodations and dining facilities are available at no cost, and transportation from surrounding communities can be arranged.

The Culinary Intensive Camp application is available online at: For more information, contact Mary Uhren at 701-671-2842 or


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