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The 16-part series will help connect families to their favorite chefs, celebrities and lifestyle personalities providing an unforgettable summer learning experience.

Rachael Ray’s Yum-o!® to Launch Virtual Summer Cooking Camp on Thursday, July 30, Featuring A Star-Studded Celebrity Line-up and Benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Press Release

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New York, NY (July 22, 2020) – Television host and philanthropist Rachael Ray announced today the launch of Rachael Ray’s Yum-o!® Cooking Camp delivered by Shipt powered by the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City and South Beach Wine & Food Festivals presented by Capital One. The FREE 16-part live virtual cooking camp will help provide a fun and accessible activity to support families whose camps and child care centers are closed this summer. The interactive online series will connect viewers to their favorite chefs, celebrities and lifestyle personalities who will teach them simple recipes, skills and techniques that will up their culinary game all while providing an unforgettable summer learning experience. The FREE cooking camp series is sponsored by Barilla, Birds Eye, Duncan Hines,, Reddi-wip, Shipt, and Vlasic.

Recipes will be easy enough for kids 8-15 to follow along, but everyone is welcome to join. We encourage parents (aunts, uncles, grandparents!) to participate with kids and cook along with our instructors. Participation is not only fun but helps ensure kitchen safety is being followed when using certain culinary tools. Each live digital event will be powered by Zoom and feature a rotating line-up of instructors and moderators with fun special guest appearances. The limited cooking camp series will run daily at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m PST for approximately 45 minutes per day, kicking off Thursday, July 30 through Friday, August 14. 

Hosts and moderators will broadcast live from their homes while families can connect with them during the interactive cooking demonstrations by asking questions via the Zoom Chat Function. Proceeds from sponsorships and optional online donations will go towards two beneficiaries: Boys & Girls Clubs of America and a newly founded Rachael Ray’s Yum-o!® Scholarship Fund at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, offering students the opportunity to further their ambitions in the kitchen and beyond.  

For further details please visit and follow along with the hashtag #RRCookingCamp as well as @rachaelray, @NYCWFF and @SOBEWFFEST. 

To see the full press release, click here.


Media Contacts

Ashley Keyes
Boys & Girls Clubs of America



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