Rachael Ray Heats Up Summer With Online Cooking Camp

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Rachael Ray's Yum-o! Cooking Camp will begin July 30.

As the midway point of summer approaches, celebrity chef Rachael Ray will launch a virtual cooking camp designed to offer an activity for families who are home as a result of the nation’s current health pandemic.

Running from Thursday, July 30, through Friday, August 14, the Rachael Ray’s Yum-o! Cooking Camp is a free 16-part cooking camp that will go live at 2 p.m. EST/11 p.m. PST and run for approximately 45 minutes. Each live digital event will be powered by Zoom and feature a rotating line-up of instructors and moderators with fun special guest appearances. 

A full list of classes is available here.


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 expand their culinary knowledge.

Recipes are designed for kids ages 8 to 15 to follow along, but family members are encouraged to join. 

“The first discipline I learned that helped improve my self-esteem, excite all of my senses and fuel my creativity was and still remains cooking,” said Ray. “So, I am excited to light some fires in the next few weeks of summer with our virtual cooking camp while staying in and being safe.”

The Cooking Camp includes personalities such as Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Buddy Valastro, Molly Yeh, Jocelyn Delk Adams, Giada De Laurentiis, Carla Hall, Jessica Woo, Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern, Jernard Wells, Valerie Bertinelli, Jet Tila, Kardea Brown, Anne Burrell, Duff Goldman, Melba Wilson, Eitan Bernath, and more.

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 www.RRCookingCamp.com and follow along with the hashtag #RRCookingCamp.