Feed Your Community, Feed Your Soul

Food is more than our jobs. Food is our responsibility to the community. Philanthropic and charitable activity is central to our concept of hospitality. The CSCA community is generous with time, energy, money, and the use of school resources to support causes important to us. Visit us at one of our upcoming events.

The CSCA Bake Sale: Our Biggest Fundraising Event! 

On December 15th from 10am – 2pm, hundreds of people came out to buy holiday treats, gifts, and more, helping us raise $10,000. All proceeds were divided between two fantastic organizations:

  • Community Cooks, a neighborhood organization that mobilizes individuals, businesses, civic, educational and faith-based groups to offer home prepared food to vulnerable neighbors seeking assistance from human service agencies, students working to improve their lives in after school programs and families struggling with food insecurity.
  • Women’s Lunch Place, a daytime shelter on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay that assists vulnerable women experiencing poverty and homelessness by offering nutritious meals, personal advocacy, nap and shower facilities, medical care, and support services.

We sold CSCA favorites including cinnamon rolls, decorated cookies, French Macarons, stocking stuffers, and so much more!

We also sold raffle tickets to win exceptional prizes from cooking classes to signed cookbooks from local chefs. In 2017, we raised $7,200 to donate to our neighbors in need and we were thrilled to give back even more in 2018!

Giving back never tasted so sweet.

More Past Events

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists, and activists come together to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

The original PARK(ing) project in 2005 transformed a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in an area of San Francisco that the city had designated as lacking public open space. This first PARK stood in place for two hours. When the meter expired, the team of Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, rolled up the sod, packed away the bench and the tree, and gave the block a good sweep, and left. This has since been promoted as an “open-source” project to empower people to create their own parks and thus “PARK(ing) Day” was born.

We took over a parking space outside Lesley University across from Bagelsaurus between 10am – 6pm on Friday, September 21, 2018 and spent the day chatting with neighbors and alumni about food and community!

Fluff Festival

The 13th annual What the Fluff Festival featured musical performances, a cooking contest, Fluff-themed games, activities, antics and fun for every age, and Fluff treats of every sort in Union Square.

CSCA sold Peanut Butter & Fluff and Peanut Butter & Black Currant French Macarons and donated all of the proceeds ($1000!) to Community Cooks, a neighborhood organization that mobilizes individuals, businesses, and groups to offer home prepared food to vulnerable neighbors struggling with food insecurity.

This free event took place on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Cambridge Camping’s 125th Birthday

Since 1893, Cambridge Camping has served children from under-resourced families by providing exceptional summer camp programs. They offer affordable day camps and overnight partner-camps, which provide engaging and enriching experiences to children with limited access to these opportunities.

We joined them to help raise over $150,000 in donations and celebrate 125 years of opportunities to to build friendships, interact with nature, and develop healthy behaviors. CSCA catered the backyard birthday bash with camp-themed treats and Opera Cake.

Festivities took place on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

WGBH Food and Wine Festival

The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival is considered the largest food and wine festival in New England! Attendees enjoy delicious food trends, educational seminars offering insight into the minds of chefs, live music from some of today’s best artists, and the most refreshing adult beverages from around the globe.

CSCA signed up to support our local public media at the weekend-long WGBH Food and Wine Festival. Current students helped chefs and staff serve the tastiest food around, while learning from the best in the business throughout the festival and at the Brunch Bar.

Party Under the Harvest Moon

On Friday, October 19, Food For Free threw their biggest fundraiser of the year, and CSCA is proud to be donating food in support. Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, strengthening the community food system, and creating new distribution channels to reach under-served populations. They are working toward a future where everyone in our community—regardless of age, income or ability—has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.

Festivities took place Friday, October 19, 2018.

Pie in the Sky

CSCA is proud to bake apple and pecan pies annually for #PieInTheSky, Community Servings’ Thanksgiving bake sale!

Proceeds from each pie provides a week’s worth of meals for a critically ill client. Their meals are made from scratch and medically tailored, meeting the needs of their clients with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other devastating illnesses.

Pie sales on November 19, 2018 raised $760,000 to feed Community Servings’ critically ill clients and their families!

Celebration for Kids

CSCA donated time and Jiaozi to raise funds to support Rodman for Kids, an organization that provides vital programs that allow at-risk kids to have a brighter holiday season and receive year-round support.

Funds raised through Celebration for Kids, including 100% of all silent and live auction bids, support Greater Boston organizations that, through a myriad of programs and resources, work to brighten the lives of at-risk kids during the holiday season and all year long.

Festivities took place on Saturday, December 1, 2018.