Cooking for Kids: Camp Fine Dining w/ Chef Paul Desiano

Amy Kundrat

Camp Fine Dining is a two week camp for teenagers that will run this August led by Paul Desiano, Chef and Owner of Cello (formerly Plate) located in Copps Hill Plaza in Ridgefield.

In the first week, Camp Fine Dining will focus students on basic skills including knife cuts, butchering, sauces, and pasta making.  By the second week, the students and Chef Desiano will brainstorm a 5-course tasting menu. The class will spend the first week preparing and the program will conclude with the students cooking that menu for their families. 

Dates and time: August 16 -18, August 23 – 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $625 which includes a beginner knife set and case plus two complimentary seats for the tasting dinner (additional seats available for $35, reservations must be made prior to August 16).

Requirements: A real interest in cooking, students will be taught how to act professionally in a

commercial kitchen and treated as an intern (apprentice) chef

Availability: Registration is limited to 6 students

RSVP & Information: Call Paul @ 203-894-8141 or email at