Nutritious, and somehow, delicious.
Our mission for the lunch program is to get kids to crave healthy food from all over the world. That means balanced lunches, low in sugar, minimally processed, and inspired by cultures from across the globe.
Of course, not all kids are born with Michelin Star palates. That’s why we offer “safe” items for picky eaters, but also craft menu items that allow kids to explore more adventurous options on their own terms.
Oh, and lunch is always included in your camp fee. So come hungry.
* Just a heads up. We are cooking up some great new options with more variety for 2017. Check back in the new year for a bit(e) of our new offerings. Bon appétit.
Lunch, in a nutshell
A WORLD OF HEALTHY FOOD Every day, campers choose from five delicious, nutritious globally-inspired lunches – a total of 17 weekly options!
IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND No long buffet lines. Every item is handheld, delivered directly to campers while they sit back and connect with their friends.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE We cater to dietary restrictions and picky eaters of all sorts through a range of allergy-sensitive menu options every day.
Contributing (Adult) Chefs
Jonathan Waxman, Top Chef Master – Jonathan is one of the pioneers of California cuisine and is credited with being the first to bring its style, fusing French cooking techniques with the freshest local ingredients, to New York. Today, he is the chef and owner of Barbuto in Manhattan’s West Village, Adele’s in Nashville, and Waxman’s in San Francisco. He has also competed on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. Giving back is important to Jonathan and he works closely with many charities including City Meals on Wheels. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.
Jeff Mauro, Food Network Star – Emmy-Nominated Celebrity Chef, Jeff was born and raised in Chicago where he was determined from an early age to become the funniest chef in the world. With meat, cheese & bread coursing through his veins, he landed himself on Season 7 of hit show Food Network Star. He ultimately won the competition by combining his passions for cooking with comedy and landed his own series, Sandwich King. After over five successful seasons, he was tapped by the Food Network to also host Candy Craze and hit daytime show, The Kitchen. Jeff lives in Chicago with his wife Sarah and his son Lorenzo. His favorite color is Pastrami.
Contributing (Child) Chefs
Samuel Stromberg, Master Chef Jr. – Samuel was a camper at Steve & Kate’s just a few years ago and is back to inspire kids at camp to eat well and pursue their passions. He did just that when he made his way to the finale of Master Chef Junior Season 2. Now 13 years old, he lives with his parents in Greenbrae, California. He’ll drop by camp from time-to-time to dish out great food and high fives for all.
Nicholas Hornbostel, Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off – Nicholas Hornbostel’s sushi salad landed him national recognition and a seat next to Michelle Obama at a State Dinner. At the ripe age of nine, Nicholas has cooked for diners in Vail, was the youngest competitor on Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off, and took winnings from a competition to start a weekly waffle breakfast for kids receiving free meals at school. He’s a fourth grader who loves his friends and is very aware that success is often a lot richer when shared with others. Pretty cool.
Zac Kara, Master Chef Jr. – Zac Kara demonstrates ridiculous skills on the tennis court and in the kitchen. Whether he’s flipping tennis racquets or burgers, Zac feels at home. His chuck and sirloin burger earned rave reviews and a top four placement on Master Chef Junior in 2016. Outside of the kitchen, Zac’s love for food and commitment to empowering other young people to start experimenting in the kitchen lives on his website at zac-kara.com.
Scarlett Francis, Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off – Scarlett is the winner of Rachael Ray’s Kids Cook-Off and is pursuing her food fascination in her home city of Hollywood. She stages – or interns – at three renowned restaurants in Los Angeles, under Iron Chef winner Neal Fraser at Redbird, at a top 10 wine bar, Vintage Enoteca, and at Hutchinson’s Cocktails & Grill. She stars in her own mini series on FoodNetwork.com and has a Youtube channel: ‘Scarlett Francis, the Global Kitchen Kidd’.