INSPIRING THE FUTURE: TERRIFIC TEENS

During the summer months and school vacations, CSCA hosts classes for teens, tweens, and in-betweens ages 8 to 17. We introduce our budding culinarians to kitchen concepts like food safety, knife skills, and proper cooking and baking techniques.

“My son Charlie enjoyed this class more than anything he has ever participated in. Kudos to Chef Sharon for creating an atmosphere that allowed the kids to learn while feeling happy and comfortable.” – KS

Teen Techniques Series

Teen Techniques of Cooking (5 Day Series)

This is the perfect first step into the world of culinary arts for budding foodies! Discover the basics of general cookery, including food safety, knife skills, and both basic and complex cooking methods.

Day 1: Knife Skills
Day 2: Soups and Salads
Day 3: Braising, Stewing, and Steaming
Day 4: Roasting, Grilling, and Sauteing
Day 5: Master Sauces

This 5 Day series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours.

Teen Intermediate Techniques of Cooking (5 Day Series)

Whisk together the next chapter of your culinary excursion with even more cooking skills and techniques to practice. Learn to prepare full meals from start to finish, adding fun and finesse along the way with different culinary themes.

Day 1: Brunch
Day 2: Lunch
Day 3: Pasta
Day 4: Small Bites and Appetizers
Day 5: Dumplings from Around the World

Students are encouraged to take Techniques of Cooking I for Teens before enrolling in this class. This 5 Day series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours.

“My son loved this camp and our whole family loved the samples that came home every day! Looking forward to many more CSCA camps and classes in the future!” – AP

Teen Techniques of Baking (5 Day Series)

This series will introduce young bakers to the essentials of baking. Explore foundational techniques such as the creaming method, explore the difference between baking powder and baking soda, define and work with gluten, and of course, how to make sure your pastries come out tender and flavorful every time. Everything is made from scratch from start to finish, providing basic technique and ample opportunity for creative pastry arts expression.

Day 1: Cookies
Day 2: Pies 101
Day 3: Quick Breads
Day 4: Yeast Breads
Day 5: Cupcakes

This 5 Day series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours. (Estimate 9:30am-1:30pm)

Teen Intermediate Techniques of Baking

Take your baking skills to the next level with these more complex techniques. Learn and grow as a baker with a journey from delicate puff pastry to the wonderful world of chocolate.

Day 1: Tarts
Day 2: Meringues
Day 3: Introduction to Chocolate
Day 4: Cookies II
Day 5: Cakes II

Students are encouraged to take Teen Techniques of Baking I before enrolling in this class.

This series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours. (Estimate 9:30am-1:30pm)

Teen Just Cakes Series (5 Day Series)

Cake takes so many different forms that require a variety of techniques, that it’s impossible to cover all the basics of cakes in just one class. Discover different styles, practice new skills, and build intricate and distinct cakes each week to perfect the art of cake baking and decorating.

Day 1: Batter Cakes
Day 2: Foam Cakes
Day 3: Rolled Cakes
Day 4: Tortes
Day 5: Cake Decorating with Fondant

This 5 Day Series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours

“My daughter is in the Teens: Just Cakes series this week and she is absolutely loving it!! Thank you!” – PS

Teen Tours

Our Teen Tours introduce future (and current) world travelers to the culinary wonders across the globe, bringing the best of each region to the CSCA kitchens.  Each of these series takes place within a one-week period.

Teen Tour of Italy (5 Day Series)

There is so much more to Italian cuisine than spaghetti with meatballs! If you love classic Italian food, you’ll have a ball studying the intricacies of the world’s most iconic cuisines and preparing quick, nutritious, and authentic dishes. Buon appetito!

Day 1: Piedmont
Day 2: Emilia Romagna
Day 3: Tuscany
Day 4: Lazio
Day 5: Compania

This 5 Day series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours.

Teen Tour of Spain (5 Day Series)

Spanish flavors are bold and delicious with recipes deeply rooted in tradition, but the country also has a flair for innovation! Explore some of the recipes and cooking techniques that will leave you asking for more, por favor!

Day 1: Galicia and the Northwest
Day 2: Madrid and the Central Plains
Day 3: Adalucia
Day 4: Valencia and Mediterranean Coast
Day 5: Basque Country

This 5 day series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours

Teen Tour of Asia (5 Day Series)

From lemongrass to galangal, common ingredients from Asia can seem totally exotic. Explore and demystify the ingredients critical to the Asian pantry, bringing unique new flavor profiles to your culinary repertoire. We make it easy and approachable in this whirlwind tour!

Day 1: South China
Day 2: West China
Day 3: Thailand
Day 4: Japan and Korea
Day 5: Vietnam

This 5 Day Series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours.

Teen Tour of France (5 Day Series)

From its lush valleys to its majestic Alpine peaks and azure Riviera coastline, France possesses a wealth of regional cuisines, each enduring over centuries. Put aside haute cuisine and fine dining to study the simple pleasures of the delicious and approachable French food found in homes and bistros. Bon appétit!

Day 1: Normandy
Day 2: Touraine
Day 3: Burgundy
Day 4: Dauphine and Savoy
Day 5: Provence

This 5 Day Series is for teens, ages 12-17. Each class length estimate is 4 hours.

Pre-Teen Bake Shop

Bake Shop Basics for Pre-Teens (Ages 8 to 12)

For younger siblings longing to keep up with their teenage brothers and sisters, this series provides those who want to learn the foundations of baking an introductory course to pastry and baking skills that they can build upon for years to come!

Day 1: Cookies
Day 2: Muffins and Scones
Day 3: Pies
Day 4: Cupcakes
Day 5: Breads

This 5 Day series is for pre-teens, ages 8-12. Each class length estimate is 3 hours.

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Experiences make the best gifts. Give Your favorite Teen The Gift of Cooking with a CSCA Gift Certificate- our class calendar is constantly updated with more exciting offerings.