Young Chefs Academy cooking school for kids opening in Fayette County

Tue, 06/19/2007 - 10:14am
By: The Citizen

Young Chefs Academy announces its newest location in Peachtree City, Georgia opening June 23. A cooking school designed especially for kids, Young Chefs Academy offers weekly classes, summer camps, birthday parties, field trips and unique merchandise. This is the 12th Young Chefs Academy in the Atlanta area to help budding chefs learn the basics of cooking, while participating in the preparation of real recipes.

To celebrate the location’s opening, the store will host a special grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m. featuring free “try-it” classes, games, food and entertainment.
“Our new cooking school will offer kids the opportunity to learn cooking techniques, proper food handling, kitchen safety and manners while having a great time,” said Angela Miles, Young Chefs Academy franchise owner.

Young Chefs Academy’s mission is to teach children the importance and value of cooking in a safe setting that encourages discovery and creativity. More than simple lessons on how to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Young Chefs Academy teaches children the lifelong skills and joy of cooking in an educational and safe environment.

The kid-friendly kitchen classroom also provides a “real” setting so that the students can use what they learn in their own homes. The focus of Young Chefs Academy is to see families back in the kitchen, whether it is exploring exotic cuisine or baking cookies.

Summer “Can-I-Cook” camp sessions will begin on Tuesday, June 26 and run through Aug. 9. The sessions run Tuesday through Thursday and feature a summer road trip theme with recipes that are unique to each of the seven regions in the United States. From Maryland crab cakes, Boston cream pie and Wisconsin cheese soup to Southwestern tortilla soup and Denver omelets, kids will learn up to 12 different recipes each week. In addition, each camp session includes learning interesting facts about each state’s historical landmarks, theme-related art projects and tasty samplings of all the recipes prepared. Parents have their choice between morning (9 a.m.-noon) or afternoon (1-4 p.m.) sessions.
The weekly Can-I-Cook mini-camp sessions cost $139 ($109 for siblings) per week with a one-time registration fee of $29 ($25 for siblings).

Other summer events include a weekly Kindercooks class for kids ages three to five and Saturday morning workshops with themes like “Stars & Stripes” to celebrate Independence Day, a Hershey Kisses workshop that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Hershey kiss and Summer Treats to Beat the Heat workshop.

For more information about Young Chefs Academy, call 770-487-3808 or visit us online at Each Young Chefs Academy is individually owned and operated as licensee of Young Chefs International.

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