Campers Treated to Cooking Lessons with Chef Armando

Campers attending this past Thursday’s day camp (there was no school last Thursday and Friday due to Fall Break) had a wonderful time testing out their cooking skills! Special guest Chef Armando Rodriguez – owner and chef of Healthy Innovations, which caters to TCDS for our school’s lunch program – spent time with the kids, teaching them how to cook a variety of items.

The younger campers made their own banana pudding – a favorite specialty that appears once a week on our school’s salad bar.


Making banana pudding with Chef Armando



Hard at work serving banana pudding to friends



The campers had a great time cooking with Chef Armando.



They are happy with how their banana pudding came out.

It was stir fry fun for the older campers. The kids made a tasty stir fry and put it over rice. This dish is currently not offered as an option for our school’s lunch program, but the kids enjoyed eating it as a snack during camp.


Campers showed off their stir fry dish with Chef Armando.

These campers also got the inside scoop as to how Chef Armando makes banana pudding.


Excited campers made banana pudding with guidance from Chef Armando.

It was a fun day for campers, and they went home with their stomachs full!