Teens gain skills and confidence in the kitchen


A mouth-watering camp to inspire budding culinary artists

Here’s a mouth-watering summer camp that lives up to its name. Camp Delicious is all about delicious food—preparing it, serving it, learning about it, and most of all, eating it.

During the five days of camp, teens will gain new skills and confidence to create meals, discover new flavors and gain independence in the kitchen. Throughout the week, campers trace the path from earth to plate, with visits to community gardens and markets. Young chefs will touch and harvest vegetables and experience the rich scent of soil and sunshine that build the food.

Under the guidance of some of Pittsburgh’s most notable chefs and widely respected nutritionist Leslie Bonci, the campers will learn how to turn nature’s raw ingredients into mouth-watering meals that appeal to all the senses. They will train their palates to appreciate the many distinctive flavors of herbs and spices.

By week’s end, the campers will have blossomed in their abilities to prepare and appreciate real food; they will return to their own home kitchens with the skills and knowledge to create delectable meals for their own families.

About the Director

Leslie Bonci is the Owner of Active Eating Advice: be fit, fed and fearless. She works with individual clients, Carnegie Mellon University athletics, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She strives to help her clients, viewers and readers cultivate a love for food, appreciate what fueling well does for the body, and communicate the message of being a foodie instead of a feudie.

Lisa Silberg (Co-Director) is a dedicated health coach and talented personal chef offering specialized food services in the Greater Pittsburgh area. She is passionate about cooking and sharing her knowledge to help others develop lifelong, healthy habits. Lisa holds a Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where she received the President’s Award for excellence. She is also a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.