Young Chefs Academy
Established in April 2003, Young Chefs Academy offers cooking classes to children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. While learning food preparation skills is the main ingredient at YCA, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, a pinch of menu planning, and laughter to taste.
Julie Fabing Burleson and Suzy Vinson Nettles, founders of YCA, believe this is the perfect recipe for showing children cooking is a lifelong skill that can be artistic, creative, and sometimes quite surprising. Suzy has commented, “this is the place where ‘what if’ collides with, ‘look at this!’” Their kid-friendly classroom provides a “real” setting so that the students can use what they learn in their own homes.
Food is such an important part of our health, our family life and our lives in general. We want all our Chefs to love cooking and learning with us in the kitchen. We chop, we dice, we mix, we blend, we laugh, we share and we create friendships, fun and some pretty fabulous dishes along the way.