Young Chefs(R) Academy Looks Behind the Scenes at the White House Kitchen

Franchise Focuses on Culinary Themes from the Presidential Abode

Waco, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Young Chefs Academy®, the national leader in teaching kids to cook, is giving their students a sneak peek into the White House kitchen this month by taking their curriculum from a page in the presidential cookbook.

December's "Behind the Scenes at the White House Kitchen" lesson plan will offer Young Chefs® Academy students a chance to learn about the culinary capers at Pennsylvania Avenue, educating them on the history, preparation and recipes that go into planning meals at the White House.

"Kids are especially susceptible to the buzz around the upcoming Inauguration even if they don't fully grasp the larger implications," said Julie Fabing Burleson, co-founder of Young Chefs® Academy. "Our curriculum this month offers a tangible connection for kids between a familiar place like the kitchen, and the enigmatic icon that is the White House."

Each week in December, Young Chefs® Academy will take students behind the scenes at the White House kitchen, pairing authentic recipes with informational lessons on meal preparation at the executive mansion. Lesson plans will focus on themes that include the Inaugural luncheon, White House chefs, and dining with the First family.

"We're excited to stir up our students' imaginations, letting them wander inside the president's kitchen," said Young Chefs® Academy co-founder Suzy Vinson Nettles. "Whether you're young or old, who hasn't wondered what it would be like to have dinner at the White House?"

About Young Chefs® Academy:

Started in 2003, Young Chefs® Academy is the country's first national franchise offering cooking classes to children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. With over 100 franchise locations across the United States, YCA gives kids the opportunity to learn the significance of cooking while building self-confidence and improving math, science, reading, social, and social studies skills. While learning food preparation skills is the main ingredient at YCA, each class adds a heap of kitchen safety, a scoop of etiquette, a handful of table setting, a pinch of menu planning, and laughter to taste.



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