WEEKLY CLASSES & MEMBERSHIPS

 YCAChefHat Young Chefs® Academy is a unique culinary school that is specially designed for children of all ages. YCA takes the fear and unknown out of having a young chef in the kitchen by providing a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity.

Our instructors help to carry out our mission of teaching children the joy and value of cooking using original YCA recipes all while developing life-long skills and a love for the culinary arts.

Check out the Current Class Schedule for the Young Chefs® Academy nearest you! 



Class Offerings

WEEKLY CLASSES

Weekly Classes at Young Chefs AcademyWeekly classes at Young Chefs® Academy are the perfect place for students to develop, build upon, and sharpen their culinary skills as they progress through our structured program week by week.  Planned around a unique monthly theme, each class is an entirely new experience that incorporates culinary skills that build upon each other to progress over time into more complex food preparation and presentation.

Our weekly curriculum will immerse young chefs in a world of culinary creativity and discovery.  In addition to developing cooking skills, our weekly classes incorporate elements necessary for a budding young chef such as:

  • Kitchen safety
  • Proper food handling
  • Food preparation
  • Etiquette and manners
  • Cooking & baking techniques
  • Table setting
  • Presentation
  • Math, science, & history
  • Basic cognitive subject matter
  • And so much more!

KINDERCOOKS

KinderCooks ClassesWhere our youngest "Chefs in Training" are the main ingredient!

The Young Chefs® Academy KinderCook program is paced accordingly for an elementary aged child’s attention span and incorporates age-appropriate recipes and culinary skills while integrating basic nutrition, kitchen safety, and teaching moments to help young chefs become an active participant in the family kitchen. 


Our mission is to provide an educational and enjoyable service for every child involved.  To ensure maximum participation and safety of each student, class sizes are limited based on space and availability.

JUNIOr Chefs

Jr. Chefs ClassesWhere the culinary fun and learning continues!  

The Young Chefs® Academy JuniorChef program delivers a well-rounded approach to build upon a student’s experience and knowledge in the kitchen.  Our JuniorChef classes are designed to allow students to mesh passion and creativity with culinary techniques for exciting results.


Our mission is to provide an educational and enjoyable service for every child involved.  To ensure maximum participation and safety of each student, class sizes are limited based on space and availability.

SENIOr Chefs

Sr. Chefs ClassesWhere an individual’s culinary skills can shine! 

The Young Chefs® Academy SeniorChef program is an extension of our JuniorChef program and intended for students who have met specific criteria and are looking for a more in-depth culinary experience.  As SeniorChefs, students assume more individual responsibility in the kitchen while further developing and perfecting a wide range of advanced culinary techniques and concepts.


Our mission is to provide an educational and enjoyable service for every child involved.  To ensure maximum participation and safety of each student, class sizes are limited based on space and availability.