from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Teens: Simmer Camp

Teens: Simmer Camps

Ages 12-15

A series of palate-stimulating, hands-on cooking 3-day workshops, just for teens, ages 12-15! Join us for in-depth culinary exploration, and ingredient selection from our greenhouse. Learn the essentials from menu design to enhancing flavors, and everything in between. “Simmer” Camp encourages teens of all experience levels to come to the Market and discover new and exciting skills and flavors.

Simmer Camp: Culinary Essentials*

Tues-Thurs, July 14-16, 10a-1p • $180

Even the most seasoned chefs need to practice their skills, enhance their knowledge of ingredients and practice their dining etiquette. You’ll practice your knife skills, learn about ingredient pairings and how to survive Grandma’s next fancy dinner.


Simmer Camp: Around the World*

Tues-Thurs, July 28-30, 10a-1p • $180

Looking to get away for the summer? We’ll travel to Thailand, South America and to Ireland on our culinary adventures in the kitchen. We’ll  learn more about the role food plays in these cultures. You might even finally master how to use chopsticks!


Simmer Camp: Local Flavors*

Tues-Thurs, Aug 11-13, 10a-1p • $180

Are you ready to eat your way through our Michigan harvest? The summer’s bounty gives us all of the best fruits and vegetables from peaches to tomatoes by the barrel. We’ll explore the summer’s harvest and ways to highlight these jewels in meals that make them shine.


Simmer Camp: Street Food & Food Trucks*

Tues-Thurs, Aug 25-27, 10a-1p • $180

The food truck culture is coming to Grand Rapids and to your home kitchen! We’ll explore Banh Mi sandwiches, Canadian Poutine and frozen treats for miles. Prepare to eat your way through your favorite cooking show and learn a trick or two along the way. No license required.



Get Registered 

Your teens won't want to miss this special opportunity to meet new friends and 

have some fun at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids so sign up today!!


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions?  Email at or call our office 616-805-5308 x217. 

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