Enrollment and Tuition

2023 Summer Culinary Cooking School and Culinary Arts Camp:

2023 Dates:

One-week long cooking camp sessions with day and residential options available.

NEW YORK CITY: campusNYC 2023 cooking camp : (visit site for more details HERE)

*campusNYC sold out all sessions by early April for 2021 and 2022*

AUSTIN, TX: campusATX 2023 cooking camp in Austin, TX: (visit site for more details HERE)

LOS ANGELES, CA: campusLA 2023 In-person cooking camp: (visit site for more details HERE)

WASHINGTON, DC: campusDC 2023 cooking camp in DC: (visit site for more details HERE)

SEATTLE, WA: campusSEA 2023 cooking camp in Seattle, WA: (visit site for more details HERE)

DENVER, CO: campusDEN 2023 cooking camp in Denver, CO: (visit site for more details HERE)


1-week Residential Program: $4495

1-week Day Student Program: $2395


Multi-Session and Sibling Discount: 10% off the total tuition if you register one student for two or more sessions of your choice.

The system will automatically add the discount at check-out.

Residential Program Includes:
Top culinary program in a pro kitchen with pro chefs from M-F 10am – 6pm daily, and:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A room in one of our residence halls (typically located in College or University facilities)
  • Touring, travel and fun / attractions in the city
  • One fantastic evening excursion (NYC goes to Broadway, LA gets a private pool party, etc.)
  • All kitchen activities and supplies
  • All transportation with the staff throughout host cities on event nights
  • Ticket and entry fees when required on event night
  • Food and cooking supplies
  • A Summer Culinary chef’s jacket with your name and camp logo embroidered onto it (nice!)
  • A camp t-shirt
  • As much fun as we can jam out!
  • A 300-page proprietary digital cookbook for each student

Day Program Includes:
Professional-level cooking instruction in a pro kitchen with pro chefs from M-F 10am – 6pm daily, and:

  • Lunch and dinner and all coursework
  • Food and cooking supplies
  • A Culinary Summer chef’s jacket with your name camp logo embroidered onto it
  • A camp t-shirt
  • And as much fun as we can jam into the culinary summer programs!
  • A 300-page proprietary digital cookbook for each student

Note for all students: Personalized chef jackets are not available to anyone who registers after May 15th; these students will still receive a Summer Culinary chef jacket with our logo on it, it will not have their name due to the long process of manufacturing and ordering custom items!

Optional Tuition Add-Ons / Additional fees:

Airport Service: Cost:  $125/one-way and $250/round-trip

We offer pick-up/drop-off service from airports near our programs. Please see each individual program page for specific airports. campusNYC: JFK or LGA campusATX: AUS campusDEN: DEN campusLA: LAX or ONT-Ontario airport is preferred / closer). campusDC: IAD (Dulles) or DCA (Reagan)

Please contact us if you have any questions!  We have been doing this cooking school a long time and are very very good at this! Please note:  We cannot accept students a day early or keep students a day late as we do not have access to the residence hall and rooms at that time.  Please let us know as soon as you can your flight plans!

Linens: Cost: $50

Residential students who would like to rent a set of Twin XL linens from us can do so for $50. This includes: pillow, blanket, sheets, towel, pillowcase, and a washcloth.

Refund Policy:

We know that circumstances can sometimes change for every family. With that in mind, we have extended our deadline to withdraw for any reason until May 15, 2023.  

Before May 15, 2023:  you can cancel your enrollment for any reason and receive a full refund of all tuition paid or you can transfer your funds to 2024 and lock in 2023 pricing.

After May 15, 2023: no paid tuition, including additional charges, will be refunded to any student who withdraws, no-shows, or is dismissed from camp for any reason. 

After May 15:  All registrations must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Student Safety, COVID, Vaccinations, and more.

UPDATED: January 26, 2023

First and foremost, we are committed to student safety.  Our summer programs must follow all university and venue guidelines, as well as any city state or federal laws, and that includes COVID policies, which continue to evolve.  

Below are the current requirements for COVID vaccination for each location. We will update this page if policies change in the lead up to camp this summer, and we will be in communication with our registered families as we get closer to camp if needed or if anything changes.  

Summer Culinary successfully held our summer programs in person, and on-campus, in 2021 and 2022.  We will continue to monitor the situation related to COVID, along with the evolving public health guidelines and best practices related to hosting events and residential summer programs in 2023.

campusATXNot required
campusSEANot required

Religious and Health Exemption Policy:

Vaccinations are required at many of our partnering universities and venues.  Some of the venues may allow exemptions, and these will be addressed on an individual basis.  Please contact us directly so we can talk through the venue-specific rules as they relate to your family.

Payment Plans and Cost Structures: We can work with you on your payment plan. Enroll by paying the $1,000 deposit; after that we allow you to pay as much as you want, whenever you want, with no additional fee as long as the program is fully paid before your session starts.

Enrollment process: Admission to our cooking school is rolling and subject to closure upon the program reaching maximum enrollment. We do not require letters of recommendation, transcripts, essays or pictures of previous culinary masterpieces. Applications will be accepted until a week before the program begins, or when the program fills, whichever occurs first. It is recommended that students enroll as early as possible to reserve their space at our premier cooking school program.  Check our FAQs or call us for further answers!

Zoom Q+A Sessions:

Join us for one of our Zoom Q+A where you will be able to meet some of the staff, and ask questions, and get a chnce to get to meet our community! Join our mailing list by filling in your info on the contact us page HERE and select more info and we will send you the link ahead of the Zoom! The schedule is:

ZOOM SCHEDULEDayTime (Eastern Time)
February 22nd, 2023Wednesday8PM-8:45 PM
March 31st, 2023Friday12PM-12:45PM
April 26, 2023Wednesday7PM-7:45PM
May 17th, 2023Wednesday8PM-8:45PM
June 9th, 2023Friday12PM-12:45pm

“Thank you so much for Alex’s wonderful week at campusNYC! He did not stop talking about the great experience he had, and would definitely love to return next year.  He especially enjoyed getting to know you and told me about all the wonderful talks you two had. I knew this program would be a great fit for him and I am pleasantly surprised at just how much he got out of it. He enjoyed working with the Chefs very much and made friends with many of the other campers. He is looking forward to coming back next year and said he would love to attend again.” – Take care, Nadia (2018 Parent)

“My favorite thing about evening events was visiting Chinatown and Little Italy because we get to see different ethnic cuisines and diversity.” – Olivia (2017 NYC student)

“Besides the kitchen, the movie and the Barton Springs were my favorite because they gave me a chance to see Austin and the city”– 2021 campusATX student

Fun times at cooking school!
Fun times at cooking school!

Call or email us if you have any questions about anything! 

International students may find it easier to email us.

References Available Upon Request!