I just read this article from the WSJ about a serious culinary camp for kids.
I honestly was a little disturbed by the fact that some kids come already knowing how to make a hollandaise sauce and some claim to have made kielbasa when they were two! Aside from that, they argue over which celebrity chefs are better. It seems this is a new generation of ‘stage mom and dads’ who brainwash their kids and pigeon hole them into one thing, rather than let kids find out on their own terms what their interests are and maybe being more well-rounded.
A little army of mutant chefs are coming out of these camps with abilities I have just barely mastered in 3 months of culinary school!
I’m not sure if I should be afraid or disgusted. Childhood should be fun, without the pressure of a screaming chef and mastering a julienne cut.