My daughter is learning to cook at Bonnie’s Place

There’s Alexis, on the far right, scooping yeast for pizza crust under the watchful eye of Bonnie Aeschliman.

My 8-year-old daughter, Alexis, is kind of shy, and she’s not always excited to walk into a situation where she doesn’t know anyone.

But Cooking Camp so far has been different.

I signed Alexis up for a week-long “camp” at Cooking at Bonnie’s Place, the cooking school at 9747 E. 21st St. N. run by Bonnie Aeschliman. The camp meets every day this week from 10 a.m. to noon, and the students — second through fifth graders — cook something different each day then consume the results.

On Monday, they made spaghetti and meatballs and “the second best salad” Alexis has ever had. Today, they were working on making pizzas with crust from yeasty scratch.

Alexis is is loving it, and by Friday, I expect her to whip me up a gourmet meal.

Bonnie is having two more sets of kids cooking camps this summer. One is July 15 through 19 and is designed for teens ages 12 to 18. Then, there’s another camp for the younger set June 17 through 21. Sign your young chef up through the website or by calling 316-425-5224.