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Culinary Camp for Kids 2022

June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 3:00 pm


In this cool camp where kids ages 12-16 get to learn cooking techniques, participants learn their way around a kitchen and how to create meals, while also learning the value of helping others! Using the kitchens at our Ronald McDonald House, campers will participate in a hands-on learning experience each day. Led by our own RMHC Head Chef Blair Arms, along with Columbus Downtown High School’s Culinary Teacher Chef Anthony, students will create a lunch for all of the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Chef Blair has also invited some distinguished guest chefs to join the class throughout the week and impart their special knowledge to campers too! The campers will also get a tour of the house and learn how to clean a room for an incoming family to stay. Camp attendees will learn new culinary skills and techniques and will be able to take home items they create during class! They will learn the importance of nutrition and gain valuable kitchen skills, all while serving families at RMHC. To learn even more about the mission of our charity, camp attendees will also participate in the restocking of guest rooms, just as our volunteers do throughout the day!

For questions, email Blair.Arms@RMHC-Centralohio.org.


Chef Blair Arms is the Head Chef/Food Services Manager at the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio. She attended Sullivan University where she acquired an Associate’s Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. Chef Blair has been in the industry for 13 years, working at various universities, most recently with Ohio State University. Chef Blair has been the Head Chef at RMHC for 2 years. She coaches high school volleyball and club volleyball, and still manages to find time to play sand volleyball in her spare time. Her favorite thing about working at RMHC is that she can help provide a home away from home by providing delicious, hot meals for the families.


Anthony Ruffin has been employed by Columbus City Schools for 5 years, currently as the Culinary Arts Teacher at the Columbus Downtown High School. Ruffin has operated his catering business, including food trucks and a restaurant, for over 40 years. Previously, Mr. Ruffin was the Culinary Instructor for the Columbus City Schools’ Summer Camp, designed to host Middle School students for early career exploration. He attended both Ohio State University and Youngstown State University. Currently, he holds an Ohio Teaching License issued by the Ohio Department of Education, a ServSafe Food Safety Certification, and is a Certified Food Service Manager.  Mr. Ruffin is a highly sought after chef and teacher, that has demonstrated a true passion for cooking and preparing food that not only looks professional, but tastes just like grandma made it!


DRAFT SCHEDULE (will be updated):


Arrival: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Introductions: 9:15 a.m. -9:45 a.m.
Tour of the House: 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Special Tour of the Kitchen: 10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Family Speaker: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (provided by RMHC)
Cooking Class: 12-2:30pm
-Special guest chef
Clean-Up & Departure: 2:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Arrival: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Create Lunch for Families at RMHC: 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Brunchin’ Lunchin’: 12:30 p.m -1:00 p.m. (provided by RMHC)
Cooking tips & tricks: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Clean-Up & Departure: 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Arrival: 9-9:15am
Lunch prep: 9:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
– Led by special guest
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. -12:30 p.m. (provided by RMHC)
Cuisine lesson: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Clean Up & Departure: 2:30-3:00 p.m.


Arrival: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Kitchen tricks of the trade: 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
– Special guest presenter
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. (provided by RMHC)
Getting good at groceries: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
– Special guest
Clean Up & Departure: 2:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.


Arrival: 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Create Lunch for Families at RMHC: 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Set Up for Lunch & Reception: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Parents & Instructors: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mini Reception/Pass Out Certificates: 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Clean Up & Check Out: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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June 13 @ 9:00 am
June 16 @ 3:00 pm
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
711 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205 United States
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