Acworth, GA, May 16, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- It was June 17th, 2006 when Young Chefs Academy (YCA) in Acworth first opened its doors to provide culinary instruction for children in Acworth, Kennesaw, Dallas, Hiram, Marietta, Woodstock and many other local areas. Since then, the mixers have been buzzing and the ovens baking as students have diced, minced, kneaded and blended their way into good eats and healthier food options.
At the Acworth YCA, curriculum varies from week to week covering such items as how to bake the perfect cookie, making homemade ravioli, and creating veggie sushi rolls. Since opening, the Acworth YCA has expanded its offerings to include teen classes (including the college survivor series), adult classes, YCA On-site classes and the skill tracked Master Chefs program. These offerings are in addition to standard options such as the Chefs Club, Big Chef Lil Chef classes, Kid’s Night Out events, and specialized cooking workshops.
Through birthday parties, camps, memberships, field trips, and other special events the Acworth Young Chefs Academy has taught over 5,000 children how to stir it up in the kitchen while learning the basics of food preparation, food safety and cooking techniques.
According to the owner, Vincent Hunter, this is only the beginning, “Our Academy’s focus on strengthening family interactions through cooking and nutrition education has been very well received because this is truly a family-focused community. There is excitement from parents when they realize that the children participate in real cooking while having real fun in our kitchens – all taught by professional chefs. For this next year, we intend to offer even more support for the community via our guest teacher and field trip programs, allowing us to deepen children’s introduction to the culinary arts. Pretty soon, cooking instruction will become as much a norm of childhood experiences as dance or soccer lessons. We look forward to helping kids become more independent in the kitchen and more health-conscious about what they eat. These are life skills that will last a lifetime.”
Similar to last summer, the Acworth YCA is starting off the second year with their popular Camp Can-I-Cook summer sessions – this time with half-day and full day options. They have also partnered with other premium children’s services such as The Etiquette Company, Young Rembrandt’s and Just Fired to provide a holistic approach to culinary education.
Throughout the month of June, there will be special offers and events scheduled in collaboration with the 1 year anniversary celebration. Additional information about all of these happenings may be found at the Acworth-Kennesaw YCA website to be found at www.youngchefsacademy.com.
The Acworth Young Chefs Academy is a cooking school for children ages 3-15. helps budding chefs learn the basics of cooking through unique, hands-on sessions designed to familiarize them with diverse foods. They not only get to participate in preparing real recipes, they also get to taste the fruits of their labor at the end of each class.