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Zingerman’s BAKE! For Kids

Welcome to BAKE!, the hands-on teaching bakery at Zingerman’s Bakehouse. Since 2005 we have taught our craft to home bakers, sharing Zingerman’s recipes and our baking knowledge in intimate hands-on classes led by professional bakers and instructors. Our mission is to teach the craft of baking to home bakers of all ages. Kids are especially fun to teach.

In our BAKE! kids’ classes we provide an engaging, fun, and supportive learning environment that allows children to experience the joy of baking. And, at the end of every class, children have made complete recipes to enjoy at home! Many of us at BAKE! began our love of baking when we were very young. We vividly remember the sense of discovery and feeling of accomplishment when we baked a treat and shared it with our family. We’re passionate about passing these experiences and traditions on to the next generation of bakers.


Current kids' classes

2 Special Edition Kids' Camps: Kneading and Leading

In our BAKE! kids’ classes, students experience the joy of baking and learn to be leaders in the kitchen. But now they can be leaders in their lives too! Zingerman’s BAKE! and ZingTrain (Zingerman’s Training) are teaming up to offer Kneading and Leading, a full-day summer camp for kids. It will be an action-packed week with hands-on fun in the kitchen and lively leadership learning! Kids should wear comfortable shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting a little dirty. Lunch will be provided by Zingerman’s Bakehouse. 

At BAKE!, your child will learn foundational techniques and apply them in exciting ways, from pâte à choux in our Baking Basics class to soft Bavarian pretzels in our Advanced Baking class*. We’ll even introduce them to the world of whole grains and demonstrate how to mill them at home. For class content see https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/kids-camp-baking-basics Or https://www.bakewithzing.com/class/kids-camp-early-teen-advanced-baking

At ZingTrain, kids will participate in lots of play-based learning that will help them on their path of growth. Games, discussion, and reflection will be used to explore group dynamics and how to effectively work together. There will be many opportunities to practice playing different roles within a group, revealing how our actions may affect others and helping us find tools to manage ourselves and make positive impacts. 

We will also look inward and build confidence in our thoughts as we start to define our own unique vision of success—a tool that will help guide your child’s decision making, long after the camp has ended. 

Your child will leave each day with an armful of fresh-baked pastries to share and a toolkit filled with personal and interpersonal skills that they can carry with them at school, at home, and into their future. 

Age 13-15 Wk of June 25

  • ZingTrain drop-off at 9:00am
  • Lunch in between sessions at ZingTrain
  • BAKE! pick-up at 4:30pm

Age 10-12 Wk of July 23

  • BAKE! drop-off at 9:00am
  • Lunch in between sessions at ZingTrain
  • ZingTrain pick-up at 4:30pm
Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $775.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
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Kids Camp - Baking Basics

For kids ages 10-12

 

Drop off your kids for some hands-on learning and fun, then pick them up and enjoy tasting what they made. While we call this camp, Baking Basics, the baked goods they’ll make and bring home are anything but basic. We know the valuable kitchen skills they'll learn here will come in handy for years to come and inspire a new generation of bakers. They'll learn foundational baking recipes like pate a choux, pie crust, and a straight dough yeasted bread. We'll also introduce them to grains and show them how they can mill flour at home!

This year a few of the recipes we'll be making are a savory vegetable pasties, Michigan Wheat bread and then grilled cheese sandwiches, our banana bread with freshly milled grain and the whole banana, peel and all, cream puffs, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. If that isn't enough the kids will learn how to make French baguettes, Snickerdoodles and more!

If your child has dietary restrictions we'll do our best to accommodate them. We are sometimes able to leave ingredients out but we are not able to make substitutions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The kids will leave BAKE! camp with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food they made in class, and great coupons.

 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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Tuesday, August 6, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 8, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Friday, August 9, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Friday, August 16, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, August 16, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
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Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Friday, August 23, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, August 23, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $325.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
a slice of chocolate chess pie on a small dessert plate with a dollop of whipped cream on top

Kids Camp - Early Teen Advanced Baking

For kids ages 13-15

 

Drop off your kids for some hands-on learning and fun, then pick them up and enjoy tasting what they made. This camp, Advanced Baking, is designed for kids who have already taken our Baking Basics Camp or are more experienced in the kitchen (and fall within the appropriate age range).

Students will make a variety of sweet and savory dishes, from strudel to whole grain naan, to authentic pretzels, sandwich cookies, and chocolate chess pie. If that's not enough they'll also make and ice a layer cake, roll soft Bavarian pretzels, and Linzer cookies. We'll cover a wide variety of skills, techniques, and recipes and kids will go home with a bounty of baked goods every day. We'll even be introducing them to whole grains and teaching them how to mill flour at home. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions at sign-up, we are sometimes able to leave ingredients out, though we are not able to make substitutions.

The kids will leave BAKE! camp with our recipes, the knowledge to recreate them at home, all the food they made in class, and some great coupons.

 

Dates for the Class Class Format Price Class Status Register
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, July 19, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $325.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, July 26, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $325.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, August 2, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $325.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 8, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, August 9, 2024 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
In-Person $325.00 Sold out Add me to the waitlist