Recreational Cooking and Baking Programs

The Only Missing Ingredient Is You 

Whether you are a novice looking to gain confidence in the kitchen, a total cooking whiz looking to add to your repertoire, a couple or group of friends seeking an alternative fun night out, or co-workers looking to promote team-building, we have a class just for you! You’ll leave each CSCA class with a wealth of new knowledge, a full stomach, memories and stories to share, and often with samplings that you’ve created. Join us just north of Boston here in Porter Square for fabulous culinary adventures.

Explore Our Recreational Programs

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!

Explore class offerings before heading to our ever-evolving class calendar to book your next culinary adventure.

Adult Cooking and Baking Classes

Break down the barriers of home cooking and baking from fridge to table.  Novices and culinary wizards alike will benefit from hands-on instruction on cooking and baking basics.

Teen Cooking and Baking Classes

During the summer months and school vacations, CSCA hosts classes for teens, tweens, and in-betweens ages 8 – 17. Classes range from single day workshops to week-long series.

Recreational Chef Instructors

Our instructors have worked in some of the finest restaurants and institutions in the greater Boston area and across the world, and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with fellow foodies.

Gift Certificates

Experiences make the best gifts. Techniques Series are perfect for the budding chef and Regional Series inspire world travelers. Perfect for any occasion, CSCA Gift Certificates can be redeemed toward any class.

Private Events

We host private, personalized events in our professional kitchens. Planning a birthday party, corporate retreat, or family reunion? Make it one for the books with a private cooking event!

Download Recreational Catalouge

We know you’re busy! Download a catalogue to read about all of our class offerings at your leisure. A printed catalogue can be made available to those who stop by or call.

Seeking a More Serious Culinary Education?

Ignite your Culinary Passion! We offer four programs in culinary arts and pastry arts that allow you to choose the tract best suited to your culinary goals and aspirations. 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. Our certificate and professional training programs begin every September, January, and May.