Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Updates

Our facilities are currently closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, but you can support our incredible Instructors and Staff by continuing to register for future classes and purchasing gift certificates.  Also, check out our brand new CSCA Swag Shop!

We can’t wait to welcome you back into our kitchens soon!

Updated 3/31/2020

To our loyal CSCA Customers,

As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Baker has extended the closure of all non-essential businesses until May 4th.  As of this time, our kitchens and offices will be closed until at least May 4th or until Federal, State and City authorities allow us to reopen.

All students who were registered for recreational classes cancelled during this mandatory closure, will be credited the full amount to their online CSCA account.  This credit may be applied toward any future class of your choice.

If you used a gift certificate to register for a class, the certificate will be restored to the original amount. When you process your next order you will need to enter your gift certificate code once again.  Rest easy, gift certificates and account credits will not expire.

We have posted exciting classes through the end of the year for you to choose from!

We we will do our best to respond to inquiries as soon as possible, but due to the closure and subsequent staff furloughs, please allow 3-5 business days for a reply. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate through this difficult time.

Please Support CSCA, Our Amazing Staff and Faculty

As with all small businesses, our ability to survive a cessation of business like this will be extremely trying. We are asking our loyal customers to sign up now for upcoming classes and consider purchasing gift certificates for future use. We have also introduced our brand new CSCA Swag Shop.  These transactions will provide us with necessary cash flow to stay afloat, get our incredible staff and faculty members back to work, and come out the other side providing our community with the culinary experiences you have all come to expect from CSCA.

It will also allow us to support our partnership with Community Cooks (who has had to suspend normal meal distribution) and the city of Cambridge to help provide meals to food insecure families during this much needed time. We also encourage you to support your neighbors and other local small businesses in any way you possibly can.

As always, we thank you for your warm support and continued patronage. We wish everyone all the best as we navigate through these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you back in our kitchens soon!

Be safe, be well, be kind.

Sincerely,

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Team

3/23/2020
To our loyal CSCA Customers,
As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Governor Baker has announced the closure of all non-essential businesses until April 7th.  As of this time, our kitchens and offices will be closed until at least April 7th or until Federal, State and City authorities allow us to reopen.
Please Support CSCA, Our Amazing Staff and Faculty
This closure means a complete halt of revenue.  As with all small businesses, our ability to survive a cessation of business like this will be extremely trying. We are asking our loyal customers to sign up now for upcoming classes and consider purchasing gift certificates for future use. These transactions will provide us with necessary cash flow to stay afloat, pay our staff members, and come out the other side providing our community with the culinary experiences you have all come to expect from CSCA.
It will also allow us to support our partnership with Community Cooks (who has had to suspend normal meal distribution) and the city of Cambridge to help provide meals to food insecure families during this much needed time. We also encourage you to support your neighbors and other local small businesses in any way you possibly can.
As always, we thank you for your warm support and continued patronage. We wish everyone all the best as we navigate through these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you back in our kitchens soon!
Be safe, be well, be kind.
Sincerely,
The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Team

3/22/2020
To our loyal CSCA Customers,
As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, CSCA, like so many small businesses, has had to temporarily cease operations per State and Local mandates. As of this time, our kitchens and offices will be closed until at least April 6th or until Federal, State and City authorities allow us to reopen.
Please Support CSCA and Other Local Businesses
As with all small businesses, our ability to survive a cessation of business like this will be extremely trying. We are asking our loyal customers to sign up now for upcoming classes and consider purchasing gift certificates for future use. These transactions will provide us with necessary cash flow to stay afloat, pay our staff members, and come out the other side providing our community with the culinary experiences you have all come to expect from CSCA.
It will also allow us to support our partnership with Community Cooks (who has had to suspend normal meal distribution) and the city of Cambridge to help provide meals to food insecure families during this much needed time. We also encourage you to support your neighbors and other local small businesses in any way you possibly can.
As always, we thank you for your warm support and continued patronage. We wish everyone all the best as we navigate through these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you back in our kitchens soon!
Be safe, be well, be kind.
Sincerely,
The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Team

3/16/2020

To our valued CSCA Customers, Students and Staff,

By order of the Governor’s office and city and state mandates, we are temporarily closed.

Customers who have registered for any of the classes affected, will receive an email with account credit/rescheduling information within 7 days. 

We will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation, following the guidelines and recommendations set forth by city, state and federal agencies.

Support CSCA and Other Local Businesses

As with all small businesses, our ability to survive a cessation of business like this will be extremely trying.  We are asking our loyal customers to sign up now for upcoming classes and consider purchasing gift certificates for future use.  These transactions will provide us with necessary cash flow to stay afloat, pay our staff members, and come out the other side providing our community with the culinary experiences you have all come to expect from CSCA. It will also allow us to support our partnership with Community Cooks (who has had to suspend normal meal distribution) to help provide meals to food insecure families during this much needed time.  We also encourage you to support your neighbors and other local small businesses in any way you possibly can.

As always, we thank you for your warm support and continued patronage.  We wish everyone all the best as we navigate through these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you back in our kitchens soon!

Be safe, be well, be kind.

Sincerely,

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Team

3/15/2020

To our valued CSCA Customers, Students and Staff,

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve, we continue to monitor and reassess operational decisions in the interest of keeping our staff, students and customers safe.  While we have very strict sanitization, cleaning and hygiene measures in place, it has also become necessary to aid in the slowdown of spread to the community at large by promoting social distancing.  In support of this measure, and out of an abundance of caution, we will be closing our kitchens for the next two weeks.  We will postpone/reschedule all classes scheduled for Monday, March 16th through Friday morning, March 27th.  In addition, we will be cancelling our Open House, scheduled for March 28th.  In doing so, we hope to aid in slowing the spread of the virus and allow us to take the time to further clean and sanitize our facility.  At this time, recreational classes are scheduled to resume at 5pm on Friday, March 27th.

Customers who have registered for any of the classes affected, will receive an email with account credit/rescheduling information within 7 days.  We will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation, following the guidelines and recommendations set forth by city, state and federal agencies.

Support CSCA and Other Local Businesses

As with all small businesses, our ability to survive a cessation of business like this will be extremely trying.  We are asking our loyal customers to sign up now for upcoming classes and consider purchasing gift certificates for future use.  These transactions will provide us with necessary cash flow to stay afloat, pay our staff members, and come out the other side providing our community with the culinary experiences you have all come to expect from CSCA. It will also allow us to support our partnership with Community Cooks (who has had to suspend normal meal distribution) to help provide meals to food insecure families during this much needed time.  We also encourage you to support your neighbors and other local small businesses in any way you possibly can.

As always, we thank you for your warm support and continued patronage.  We wish everyone all the best as we navigate through these difficult times and we look forward to seeing you back in our kitchens soon!  Be safe, be well, be kind.

Sincerely,

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Team

3/11/2020

To our valued customers, students, and staff,

Over the past several days and weeks, we, along with all of you, have been learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our everyday lives, routines, schools, and businesses across this country and around the world. For CSCA, that means understanding how it affects our employees, students, and customers.  We have been making necessary adjustments to our operations in response to this outbreak to provide a safe and sanitary environment to our staff, students, and customers.

Keeping our loyal customers, students, and our employees safe is of paramount importance to us. With that in mind, we are reinforcing and enhancing our already strict sanitization and hygiene protocols. Here are some of the steps we are taking to ensure a sanitary environment for our beloved community:

  1. While we routinely cleanse and sanitize all surfaces and equipment before and after each class and encourage strict hygiene protocols among staff and students – we are now doing so on a more frequent rotation and with a heightened sense of awareness and urgency.
  2. We are using cleansers/sanitizers that have been approved by the EPA in the fight of COVID-19 to sanitize surfaces throughout our facility, throughout the day.
  3. Our linens (towels, aprons, tablecloths) are all commercially cleaned and sanitized by Crown Uniform and Linen Service, a commercial Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) certified uniform and linen service.
  4. Customers and Staff will be asked to follow strict hygiene practices while enjoying our classes. This includes hand washing, sanitizing, and following food safe practices.
  5. Our staff and faculty are ServSafe Certified.
  6. We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus as well as following the guidance of city, state, and federal agencies and authorities.
  7. We have asked any employee or student who is not feeling well or presenting any FLU like symptoms to remain at home.
  8. We are also monitoring employee travel and requiring those who are returning from an area of the world identified as posing a coronavirus-related risk or those that have been exposed to others who have traveled to such locations to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  9. At this time there have been no directives to suspend operations for our Professional or Recreational programs and we will continue to offer our students the great classes they have come to expect from CSCA.
  10. While some larger colleges and universities have closed some campus operations due to the combination of large communal gatherings, large out of state and country populations, close dorm style living quarters, dining halls and residence halls, extensive travel within their staff, faculty and student communities, CSCA does not face these challenges. We are a small facility, with small classes, no residence or dining halls and no large gatherings. We also don’t face the same travel obstacles of larger institutions.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation, however, and do all we can to protect our valued students, customers, and employees. We ask any students or customers who are not feeling well, or presenting symptoms such as fever, sore throat, or cough to remain at home.

At this time, the state is urging the most vulnerable demographic for contracting COVID-19 (older individuals with underlying health conditions) to avoid large crowds. While our class sizes are small in nature, typically 12 and below, and are therefore not considered a ‘large gathering’ or “large crowd”- folks in this category, should follow the advice of their health care providers. The State of Massachusetts has issued a State of Emergency. This has allowed the state to receive aid and provides them with the ability to better manage the Coronavirus outbreak. This is particularly useful in the oversight of large scale events and coordination of supplies.

As a business that is deeply tied to our community, we encourage everyone to support local businesses and each other as you are able.  We are committed to taking care of our team and our community and we look forward to seeing you in our kitchens!  Thank you for your continued support.

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Team

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