About COOK!

Voted Best Culinary Summer Camp by Parents’ Press’ Best of the Bay 2014 and 2015, Paulding & Company’s COOK! programs are creative and challenging culinary courses for 8 to 18-year-olds. Held primarily in the summer, in the expansive and inviting Paulding & Company professional kitchen in Emeryville, the camps offer diverse training in everything from basic cooking and baking skills to specialized cuisines, kitchen science and more. These hands-on classes are designed to give kids the confidence and skills they need to cook for themselves and for their families and friends. Our three-week Culinary Leadership Program for high school students offers more advanced culinary training.

COOK! programs empower kids in the kitchen, encouraging them expand their own tastes and develop the ability to take basic ingredients and turn them into something delicious.

At Paulding & Company, we believe that life is more colorful, more fragrant, and simply more interesting when you cook.

  • Learn skills that will last a lifetime
  • Discover the joys of feeding others and eating well
  • Learn from professionals with vast and varied culinary backgrounds
  • Choose from a variety of classes, for all skill levels
  • Cook in a commercial kitchen, with restaurant grade equipment
  • Pursue your passion, or create a new one

COOK! Testimonials

“We absolutely adore everything about Paulding & Company. It’s a unique mother/daughter owned and operated commercial kitchen …”

“We feel privileged to have been a part of the first year of COOK! Creative Culinary Camp at Paulding & Co. …”

“The best thing about the cooking camp was that we got to cook …”