Culinary camp for kids at Westin in Phoenix

The Westin Phoenix Downtown is hosting its first-ever culinary camp for kids June 9-12 to emphasize healthy ways to eat smart and support the Westin brand’s Eat Well wellness pillar.

The program is designed to educate kids ages 7 to 12 on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through a hands-on approach that includes making healthy dishes, learning about a variety of super foods and nutrients, eating healthy yet delicious meals and interacting one-on-one with the hotel’s executive chef.

Specific activities will include a demonstration on how to make fresh guacamole and salsa, an activity allowing kids to build and eat their own pizza and a tutorial on how to make smoothie popsicles.

“I’m excited to share my culinary knowledge and expertise with the kids by teaching them lifelong skills that focus on nutrition and well-being,” said Executive Chef Chad McDonald. “Kids will learn that energizing essentials are available in a variety of foods and ingredients. I’ll educate the kids on how pairing certain foods together can help fuel your body with sustaining energy keeping you healthy and strong.”