This is a truly unique camp like no other...a well-kept secret. Four Stairs Farm, circa 1730, is nestled in the heart of Great Falls, Virginia and is the oldest structure appearing on the original survey of the land grant to Lord Fairfax. The historic restoration, undertaken in 2002, took three years to complete with loving attention to detail, and has won numerous architectural awards. Four Stairs Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic places and with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Ms. Ali has enjoyed 14 years with FCPS teaching first, second, and third grades. She is a professionally trained chef from the French Culinary Institute/ALMA (studying and working in New York and Parma, Italy). There she was introduced to the "slow food movement" and "food to table". Making GOOD food is her passion.
She has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with endorsements in ESOL, Early Childhood, Gifted, and Special Education and is experienced with all elementary grades. Her assistants include teachers, coaches, and wonderful college and high school counselors.
VIVA ITALIA! Celebrate our 10th year of Culinary Camp!!! Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind camp and culinary adventure? Campers will travel to ten different regions of Italy to learn about the wonderful Italian cuisine. Our young Italian chefs will create nutritious, gourmet lunches and snacks each day using fresh, seasonal ingredients. These budding chefs will learn to make pasta and pizza dough from scratch. They will also prepare Insalata Mista, Pot Bread, Four Cheese Ravioli, 50 layer Lasagna, Arancini, Margherita Pizza, Saltimbocca, Risotto alla Milanese, Prosciutto Melone, Caponata, Angel hair with Marinara, Gelato, Pignolata, Tiramisu and a few other surprises. On Friday night, two family members
are invited to enjoy a multi-course outdoor dinner (rain or shine) with pairings to bid ARRIVEDERCI to our action-packed week. Our Italian 10 course feast is prepared AND served by our future Michelin chefs. (All Campers will receive t-shirt, apron, hat, recipe book, culinary tool kit, other bling and fun awards during this amazing week.) Only serious foodies should sign-up!