Culinary Arts Career Explorer for Boy & Girls

Only a Few Days Left To Register for This Culinary Adventure!

With only a few days left, Passion for Spices is gearing up for our Culinary Arts Explorer program. Working together with the Boy Scouts of America, the Explorer Program offers young men and women, aged 11 to 20, the opportunity to explore their passion for food and learn what it means to pursue a career in the culinary arts. 

With the guidance of local professional chefs and exciting field trips to restaurants, farms, and markets, these culinary up-and-comers will experience what it's like to source their own ingredients, work in a professional kitchen, and craft their very own recipes from scratch. 

Take a Peek at just some of the recipes we'll be learning!

  • Tacos with Masa Harina
  • Mexican Style Grilled Chicken with Pipian Verde Sauce
  • Mexican Style Roasted Chayote
  • Roasted Poblano Guacomole
  • Salsa Mexicana

Our first meeting will be held Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm at the Summit Elks Lodge (40 Maple St. Summit). A full schedule of upcoming meetings is below. Contact Charlean Mahon at for Registration Details.

Date Location Meeting Focus
Thursday, January 26 7-9pm Summit Elks Lodge Mexican Cuisine and Culture
Thursday, February 23 7-9pm Summit Elks Lodge Art and Science of Healthy Cooking
Thursday, March 23 7-9pm TBD, Summit Nutrition and Smart Shopping
Thursday, April 17 7-9pm TBD, Summit Recipes determined by Explorers
Thursday, May 18 7-9pm TBD, Summit Recipes determined by Explorers
TBD, June Green Village Farm, Chatham Farm-to-Table Exploration

*We can accommodate food allergies/dietary needs. Please contact us if you need special arrangements.

Learning to cook is an important skill and a critical part of our well-being that lasts a lifetime, please help inspire and encourage your kids desires to learn and cook by signing up today!

Do not let this opportunity pass your children by, Register Today!


Passion for Spices is committed to healthy and sustainable living.