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A Perfect Recipe For Success

Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA) offers four unique programs that allow you to choose the tract best suited to your goals. We offer culinary and pastry arts training programs that begin every September, January, and May. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CSCA has helped thousands of students pursue their culinary education within our kitchens and watched them grow into successful chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary professionals in Greater Boston and beyond.

Why CSCA?

  • Four unique programs allow you to choose the tract best suited to your goals
  • A unique combination of lectures, hands-on lab instruction, and seminars provide an intense culinary education in a condensed time frame
  • Event participation in CSCA recreational classes and the local culinary community offers additional opportunity to learn from our instructors and work with top chefs and restaurateurs
  • Lifelong placement services provide career guidance and support for all graduates within our expansive and ever growing CSCA network.
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Academics Schedules

Schedule Advantages

Flexible scheduling is a unique feature of the Culinary Certificate Program and Professional Chef’s Program and allows students to work while attending school. Many students set up residence in Cambridge and neighboring cities, while others take advantage of flexible scheduling to commute to and from their home base. Many students maintain employment during non-school hours, helping to offset the cost of education.

Students may elect from day and evening laboratory classes to formulate a schedule that best suits their needs. Morning classes begin at 8:30 am and evening classes begin at 4:30 pm. Each class is designed to last eight hours. Lab class times vary by semester. Students must elect an evening seminar schedule from either Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Seminars begin at 6:00 pm and may be delivered remotely or in-person, depending on content.

The professional program mandates two lab classes and one evening seminar per week. The school does not offer part-time status.

September 2022*

Orientation: Thursday, September 8, 2022

Culinary Programs*
Labs I & II:

  • AM Program: Monday and Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • PM Program: Monday and Tuesday 4:30 pm – 12:30 am

Seminar: Tuesday or Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (1 per week)

Pastry Programs*
Labs I & II

  • AM Program: Thursday and Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • PM Program: Wednesday and Thursday 4:30 pm – 12:30 am

Seminar: Tuesday or Wednesday Evenings 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (1 per week)

*Schedule subject to change.

September Certificate Programs (16 Weeks)

Orientation: September 8, 2022
Classes Start: September 12, 2022
Thanksgiving Break: November 21, 2022
Classes Resume: November 28, 2022
Winter Break: December 19, 2022
Classes Resume: January 2, 2023
Classes End: January 21, 2023
Graduation: January 26, 2023*

*Schedule subject to change.

September Professional Programs (37 Weeks)

Orientation: September 8, 2022
Classes Start: September 12, 2022
Thanksgiving Break: November 21, 2022
Classes Resume: November 28, 2022
Winter Break: December 19, 2022
Classes Resume: January 2, 2023
Classes End: June 17, 2023
Graduation: June 29, 2023*

*Schedule subject to change.

January Certificate Programs (16 Weeks)

Orientation: January 12, 2023
Classes Start: January 16, 2023
Classes End: May 6, 2023
Graduation: June 29, 2023*

*Schedule subject to change.

January Professional Programs (37 Weeks)

Orientation: January 12, 2023
Classes Start: January 16, 2023
Summer Break: June 16, 2023
Classes Resume: September 11, 2023
Fall Break: November 20, 2023
Classes Resume: November 27, 2023
Holiday Break:  December 18, 2023
Classes Resume: January  2, 2024
Classes End: January 12, 2024
Graduation: January 25, 2024

*Schedule subject to change.

When is the next Evening Program?

The next evening programs for Culinary Certificate Program and Certificate Pastry Program are scheduled for September 2022*.

*Subject to Change.

Questions?

Call us! 617.354.2020

Email us! admissions@cambridgeculinary.com