Rebel Chefs Cooking Camp

Rebel Chefs

An introduction to culinary arts

Dates: July 18-22, 2022

Grades: Rising 9th-12th grades

Cost: Residential $670/Commuter $370 <What’s included in the cost?

Registration Due: June 1, 2022

Register Medical FormAgreementCovid Compliance

Students will be immersed in a week of cooking, baking, and learning about local produce and nutrition. Participants will spend time in the classroom and the kitchen each day. They will learn about food and kitchen safety, basic and advanced cooking techniques, and will prepare their own recipes. The students will also visit local community markets and gardens and will discuss with farmers and nutritionists the benefits of eating local and eating in season. The class will conclude on Friday with a luncheon for parents and guardians prepared by the Rebel Chefs. 

Sponsoring Department(s): The UM Office of Pre-College Programs, UM Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, Lenoir Dining

Day Morning Activities
8:00am – 12:00pm
RECIPES Afternoon Activities
1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Introductions & Goals
  • Hygiene and Safety
  • Equipment, Measurements, & Reading Recipes
  • Biscuits
  • Muffins
  • Nut Bread
  • Knife Skills Part I
  • Eggs and How to Cook Them
  • Eggs (scrambled, omelets, fried, hard-cooked, etc.)
  • Home Fries
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Vegetables and Seasonality
  • Knife Skills Part II
  • Spring Rolls
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • UM Garden (field trip)
  • Farmers Market (field trip)
  • ***Goodies from Oxford City Market***
  • Basics of Seasoning
  • International and Fusion Cuisines
  • Shawarma
  • Korean Tacos
  • Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Pizza from Scratch– Part 1
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • HW Pizza Dough
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Pizza from Scratch– Part 2
  • Pizza Margherita
  • White Pizza
  • Complete all Day-Ahead Prep for Luncheon
  • Dough, Sauce, Dressings, any pre-cooked foods
  • N/A
  • Luncheon (Prep, Service, and Cleanup)

Residential students will live in a residence hall on campus, supervised by live-in counselors. All counselors are undergraduate students trained in the supervision of minors and background-checked. Evening recreational activities may include use of the campus recreational center, board games, and trips to locations on campus or in town.

Dru Jones

Dru Jones, a chef by trade, is the Food Specialist in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. Chef Jones completed his studies at Johnson and Wales University, earning an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts and a BS in Food Service Management. Building upon a restaurant management and food service background that has spanned across the United States, his interests focus on sharing the science behind food preparation and cooking, streamlining processes, business operations, and hospitality financial systems while instilling great interest and drive in those learning nutrition and hospitality management

Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.

Register Online

  • Step 1: Use the link above to go to the online registration portal.
  • Step 2: Select the appropriate options and click “Add Event to Cart.”
  • Step 3: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout.”
    • Enter your email address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
    • Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount/scholarship code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
  • Step 4: Enter the Student’s Information, Parent/Guardian, Emergency Contact, and additional information. Click “Submit.” You will receive an emailed receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.

Submit Medical Form
The Office of Pre-College Programs requires all participating students to have medical paperwork and emergency contact information on file if a student is registered for an in-person program. This information is used in the event an accident or emergency occurs involving a student participant.

  • Step 1: Complete our Medical Form.
  • Step 2: The following documentation must also be sent to the Office of Pre-College Programs: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.
    • Copy of Insurance Card (front and back sides) or Waiver of Insurance Form (included in Medical Form)
    • Copy of a Parent/Guardian’s Driver's License (front and back sides)  

For security of the student and parent’s information, our office does not recommend emailing or faxing medical documents.

Submit COVID Compliance Form
In accordance with University of Mississippi guidelines and policy regarding COVID-19 health and safety for on-campus summer programs, all residential, commuter, or day camp students are required to have a custodial parent/legal guardian review and complete the online COVID-19 Compliance, Liability Waiver, and Assumption of the Risk Addendum Form with the appropriate student and parent information.

Submit Agreement
The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review and complete the online Agreement Form with the appropriate student and parent information.

Cancellations and Refunds
Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the selected session to receive an 80% refund. Refunds are not available if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the selected session. Full refunds will be issued if the camp is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Commuter Student Information


  • Students, including commuters, and their parents will attend a program orientation. The program director and summer staff will go over the details of the week, important guidelines and rules of the program, and additional information related to the program.

Daily Check-In/Out

  • Each day, Monday-Friday, commuting students will be dropped off at a designated location on campus. The parent will check-in the student with a summer counselor and provide a contact number for the day.

Residential Student Information


  • Residential students will move into the residence hall on a Sunday afternoon. Students will receive a room card, a meal card, and Welcome Home pack at the check-in table.


  • Students, including commuters, and their parents will attend a program orientation. The program director and summer staff will go over the details of the next two weeks, important guidelines and rules of the program, and additional information related to the program.


  • Residential students will move out of the residence hall after class and the final exam or parent presentation are over on the last Friday at 12:00 noon.
  • Students will be required to complete a Check-Out Form and Room Inspection before departing the program.

Medical Care and Safety

  • All students participating in a camp or program offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs must complete and return a Summer Medical Form with required documentation (e.g. shot records, insurance card, parent’s driver’s license). This form grants our office the ability to seek medical treatment for a student that is sick or injured. Students lacking this form by the first day of a program will not be able to participate until full documentation is submitted – no exceptions will be made to this policy.

Due to their age, students are not allowed access to the V.B. Harrison Student Health Center on campus. Students requiring non-emergency medical care between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be transported to an urgent care facility with parent’s approval. There is not an after hours medical clinic in Oxford, so students requiring medical care after 7 p.m. and before 9 a.m. are transported to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with parent’s approval.

Supervision of Minors. The University of Mississippi and the Office of Pre-College Programs values the safety of all of our students. Our staff and counselors undergo extensive training and complete background checks before our summer camps and programs begin. Our office has policies and guidelines set in place to effectively supervise and ensure the safety of all students under our care. For more information on this policy, please visit

For additional information, please contact:

  • Address: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
  • Phone: (662) 915-7621
  • Fax: (662) 915-1535
  • Email: