Junior Campers’ Cooking Clinic Invites Young Chefs to Learn Chuck Wagon Cooking

Sept. 5, 2019
Chuck Wagon youth cooks

On Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, Chandler will host a unique cooking clinic for a few adventurous and creative Valley youth, ages 10 to 15 years, during the 10th Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Tumbleweed Ranch.

During the Junior Campers’ Cooking Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants will receive a short orientation to Dutch oven cooking on hot coals. They will make their own mini peach cobbler and a savory foil meal, where they can choose some of their own add-in ingredients. No cooking experience is required to participate in the cooking clinic.

The Junior Campers' Cooking Clinic is a registration-only event and interested youth ages 10-15 years are asked to apply by Friday, Sept. 27, and selected participants will be contacted in early October. The cost is $10 per child and registration is first come, first serve. The form is online. Questions about the Junior Campers’ Cooking Clinic can be directed to karen.go@travelstore.com.

The cooking clinic is just one of the fun activities connected with the Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. The annual family-friendly event will highlight food, music and experiences from the Old West beginning Friday, Nov. 8, with the main culinary competition on Saturday, Nov. 9. The entire event, including the Sunday cooking clinic, takes place at Tumbleweed Ranch, in the southeast corner of Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road.

“This unique cooking experience is a way to encourage the love of outdoor cooking for the next generation,” says Dave McDowell, Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off host wagon lead. “These young people are able to try historic cooking methods and learn new skills. It’s great fun.”

The 10th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off is presented by the Chandler Museum, Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch, and Biscuitflats Chuck Wagon. The American Chuck Wagon Association sponsors this event, in support of activities that directly involve young people in chuck wagon cooking. More information is available by calling 480-782-2717 or going to the Chandler Museum.


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Craig Younger
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