CSCA Difference

Fostering Culinary Passion and Expertise 

CSCA is an iconic New England landmark, and for more than 40 years has been highly acclaimed among the nation’s premier culinary schools. Here, students gain the essential knowledge and foundational skills a great culinary education demands – classic fundamentals of cooking and baking, history and influences of the world’s greatest cuisines, techniques for mastering common and exotic ingredients, and more.

A Message from our Leaders

The CSCA curriculum focuses on hands-on lessons with our gifted chef instructors. You will also gain insight from visiting industry leaders, restauranteurs, and cookbook authors. You’ll learn to easily navigate the rush of a commercial kitchen. You’ll be encouraged to problem solve. To taste and identify a properly seasoned dish as you advance your palate. You’ll discover the ‘what,’ ‘how to,’ and ‘why’ for every recipe, and at times will find yourself inspired or challenged to see beyond a recipe’s confines. And because of the school’s prime Cambridge location, you’ll have the opportunity to explore exciting culinary trends while participating in events taking place in the bustling greater Boston area.

Over 2500 students have graduated from CSCA, many achieving great success in the culinary industry. We are excited for you to add your name and story to our ever-growing alumni family.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Hands-on, in-depth instruction in culinary arts, techniques, and regional cuisines
  • Flexible part-time scheduling for Certificate and Professional Programs
  • Recreational Programs and Private Events for hobbyists and food lovers
  • Talented instructors teaching Professional and Recreational cooking classes
  • Access to incredible chefs and restauranteurs in the greater Boston area

How Can We Inspire You Today?  

Professional Programs

Gain the essential knowledge and skills that a strong culinary education demands: classic fundamentals of cooking and baking, history and influences of the world’s greatest cuisines, techniques for mastering common and exotic ingredients, and more.

Recreational Classes

Build up your repertoire, gain confidence in the kitchen, and enjoy a fun night out with recreational cooking and baking classes for all levels. From technique-driven series to fun and social date nights, there’s a class for you!

Private Events

Make your next celebration one for the books with a private cooking event. Perfect for birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette celebrations, corporate retreats and more. Nothing brings people together like working as a team to create an elaborate feast.