Cooking Classes & Camps

Classes available for
ages 3 and up!

2018 Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!

If you would like to register your student for a cooking class, please email the student’s name and age or grade to with the subject line CLASS REGISTRATION. You must complete the registration process by filling out the Culinary Dreams registration, waiver and release form and mailing it to Culinary Dreams at P. O. Box 301, Daphne, Alabama 36526, to arrive no later than one week prior to the class if your student has never taken a cooking class from us before.  Please register your student at least 1 week before class start date.  (Once you have completed the Culinary Dreams registration, waiver and release form once, you do not have to complete it again).  Please note our Class Guidelines and Registration PoliciesALSO NOTE: WE ACCEPT CHECKS MAILED TO OUR P. O. BOX AND “PAYPAL HERE.”  To use PAYPAL HERE, either contact Chef Dede, or bring your credit card with you to the Summer Camp Open House.

All classes are very “hands on” not just listening to a chef lecture!  All participants should wear comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, and pull their hair back if longer than shoulder length.  We will also let you use one of our aprons so you’ll have no fear of “messing up” in the kitchen.

“Beat the heat, come cook and eat!”
Age appropriate, Chef Dede inspired hands-on cooking classes!  Classes and Camps Held at Daphne Parks and Recreation,
Art Studio Room #306, 2605 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne, AL.

3 Ways to Register:

  1. Attend Summer Camp Open House, Friday, April 20, Noon to 3:30 p.mDaphne Parks and Recreation, Art Studio Room #306, 2605 U.S. Highway 98.
  2. Email with name/s of child/teen, grade level, contact phone number, and requested class/camp date/s and time, and subject line SUMMER REGISTRATION.
  3. Call Chef Dede Trotter at 251.709.1354 (c).

Wednesday Afternoons in June – Casseroles and Cupcakes!
Each Wednesday for three hours in the afternoon, aspiring chefs will create show-worthy cupcakes and assemble family friendly casseroles (4-6 servings) to take home for supper or to share with another family who needs some encouragement or a simple gesture of kindness.
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
June 6 – Cottage Pie, British Butterfly Cupcakes
June 13 – Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables, Japanese Hokkaido Cupcakes
June 20 – Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Mexican Mango Cupcakes
June 27 – Spinach and Feta Shells, Italian Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes
Cost: $60.00 per class
Kindergarten through 8th grade*.  Students will be grouped according to grade level.
3 day camps in July – Bread and Butter…During 3-day camps, Chef Dede will guide aspiring bakers through the adventures of baking homemade breads – quick breads, flat breads, yeast breads, and whipping up flavored butters.
July 18-20:
Morning Session – 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Kindergarten through 4th grade*)  Cost: $125.00

Afternoon session 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (5th through 8th grade*)  Cost: $140.00

July 25-27:
Morning session 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Kindergarten through 4th grade*)  Cost: $125.00

Afternoon session 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. (5th through 8th grade*)  Cost: $140.00

*These are my, Chef Dede’s, suggested grade levels for each session. If you need to have a child/teen in a session different from suggested grade level, I am glad to speak with you about it. Grade levels are based on 2017/2018 school year.

In addition, there are spaces still available for the April and May classes. We are celebrating National Food Holidays (both savory and sweet).

Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 20 – Celebrate Grilled Cheese! Gourmet gooey grilled cheese goodness.

Friday, May 18 – Celebrate Salsa! Salsa and homemade chips smorgasbord.

Classes are $27.50 per student.

Dates are open to Discoveries 1 (K-2nd), Discoveries 2 (3rd-5th), and Adventures(6th-12th).

As needed, Chef Dede will arrange the classes with similar age students working together. 
To register, please call Chef Dede at 251.709.1354 or email  

Explorations (Ages 3½-5) classes are available as privately booked classes with a minimum of 6 children, $20.00 each.

PLEASE NOTE:  Chef Dede is available for private classes for individuals, families, or groups.  

Don’t hesitate to give us a call (251.333.8908) with any questions you may have!

I hope you have enjoyed welcoming spring!
–Chef Dede

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