Julie Burleson and Suzy Nettles, founders of YCA, are 2 moms who love cooking, love children, and love a good time in the kitchen! Since YCA’s founding in April of 2003, the school has grown from a weekend-only operation, conducting classes and parties out of a restaurant, to a full-time school operating out of its own storefront.
At Young Chefsâ„¢ Academy, Julie and Suzy teach culinary skills that build upon each other to progress into more complicated food preparation. While learning such skills is the main ingredient at YCA, they add a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of napkin folding and table setting, a pinch of menu planning, and laughter to taste. Their kid-friendly kitchen classroom also provides a “real” setting so that the students can use what they learn in their own homes.
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