The Westin Phoenix Downtown


333 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85004, United States   •  Weather:   

Local Time Phone 602-429-3500 Hotel Reservations 866-961-3775


NEW: Kids Summer Culinary Camp | June 9 - 12

Westin Phoenix Downtown - Exterior

Westin Phoenix Downtown - Exterior

Calling all parents and food-loving kids:

Join us this summer for our first-ever Culinary Camp!  Emphasizing the fun ways of eating smart, The Westin Phoenix Downtown summer camp is designed to educate kids on how to maintain a healthy and nutritious lifestyle through a hands-on approach.  From cooking and enjoying nutritious foods to staying active, Executive Chef Chad McDonald will lead kids in discovering the upside of healthy living.

For four days, four hours per day, kids will:

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  • Learn to make healthy dishes
  • Explore the world "super foods" and nutrients, and what they do for our bodies
  • Discover how eating healthy can be delicious
  • Interacting one-on-one with the hotel’s executive chef


  • June 9 - 12, 2014
  • 7:45am - 12noon, daily
  • Open to kids aged 7 to 12 years old 
  • Classes will take place in a large hotel meeting room set-up "kitchen-style"
  • Each student receives a complimentary apron! 
  • Parents of enrolled students will receive:
       - Complimentary valet parking for pickup and drop-off for duration of camp
       - 15% discount on breakfast in Province at The Westin Phoenix Downtown.


Participation fee: 
- $225 per kid by May 31, 2014
- $250 per kid June 1 - 8, 2014

Based on availability - register early!
Classes begin June 9, 2014. Students must be enrolled on or before June 8, 2014.

Register Here! Complete online registration form >>

Questions, food allergies and dietary retrictions can be noted on the registration form. 


7:45-8:15: Students arrive - juice & healthy mini breakfast burrito at each setting
8:15-9:00: Orientation - introduction game, meet the chefs, rule review
9:00-9:30: Discussion - Sustainable foods & Superfoods
9:30-9:45: Break
9:45-10:30: Whole Grains - varieties, importance and how to incorporate in meals; Breakfast - healthy choices
10:30-11:15: Create your own whole grain pancakes: to include mix in items and toppings
11:15-12:00: Eat and clean up; end of the day overview
Healthy breakfast options: discuss favorite meals and how to make them healthier while students are eating

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7:45-8:15: Students arrive - juice & healthy breakfast sandwich at each setting
8:15-8:30: Welcome - overview of the day; questions from students
8:30-8:45: Snacks - importance, how they fuel throughout the day and favorite snack discussion
8:45-9:30: Demo - fresh guacamole and salsa; baked tortilla chips
9:30-9:45: Break
9:30-10:00: Fresh veggies - importance, variety of colors and a demo on how to make ranch dressing
10:00-11:00: Hummus - what it is, flavors and demo 2 varieties; Pita chips - how to make and season; chefs bake
11:00-12:00: Eat and clean up; end of the day overview
Trail mix bar: set up with bags for students to take home

7:45-8:15: Students arrive - juice & English muffin breakfast pizza at each setting
8:15-8:30: Welcome - overview of the day; questions from students
8:30-9:15: Making Pizza - kids build and eat their own pizza
9:15-9:30: Break
9:30-10:00: Building healthy tacos - different fillings and how to put it all together
10:00-11:00: Lay out a taco bar - tortillas, chips, and taco fillings
11:00-12:00: Eat and clean up; end of the day overview
Healthy meals: discuss favorite meals and how to make them healthier while students are eating; take-home healthy recipes

7:45-8:15: Students arrive - juice, mini bagels, and fruit cup at each setting
8:15-8:30: Welcome - overview of the day; questions from students
8:30-9:00: Smoothie popsicles - students build and freeze for later; demo how to make smoothies and add in fresh fruit chunks
9:00-9:30: Chocolate covered bananas - allow students to dip their own and roll in various toppings; freeze and eat
9:30-9:45: Break
9:45-10:15: Desserts - students list favorite desserts and classify as healthy or unhealthy; discuss ways to incorporate Superfoods into dessert
10:15-11:00: Build your own dessert pizza - cookie crust, cream cheese spread, assorted fruits, fruit sauces, and dark chocolate to drizzle
11:00-11:30: Eat and clean up; end of the day overview
11:30-12:00: Open house for parents, allowing kids to showcase what they’ve made throughout the week


For additional details or questions on the summer camp, please complete the registration form above and note in the comment box. Payment will not be required until confirmation of camper registration.