We are located on 72nd Avenue between Queens Boulevard and Austin Street (2ND FLOOR)

Walk UP the steps to the 2nd Floor or DOWN the steps to take the elevator from "Lower Level"

By Car: YCA is located at 108-10 72nd Avenue, Forest Hills on the 2nd Floor. Please allow time to find parking.

By Subway: Take the E, F, M, or R to “71st Street / Continental Avenue Forest Hills” station (the E & F trains are express). Walk East on Queens Boulevard and make a right turn on 72nd Avenue.

By Bus: Take the Q23, Q60, Q65A. Get off on Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue and walk East. Make a right turn on 72nd Avenue.

By LIRR: Take the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station (Manhattan) or Long Island and get off at the Forest Hills station. Walk on 71st Avenue towards Austin Street. Make a RIGHT on Austin Street; then LEFT onto 72nd Avenue – YCA is on the RIGHT on the 2nd Floor.

For more information, please call us at 718.268.0343

Young Chefs Academy is a unique culinary school that is specifically designed for children of all ages. We take the fear and unknown out of having a young chef in the kitchen by providing a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. Students develop, build upon, and sharpen their culinary skills as they progress through our structured program week by week. Each class is a new experience with monthly themes and exciting new programs that incorporate supplemental subject matter. Our instructors help to carry out our mission of teaching children the joy and value of cooking while developing a life-long love for life-long skills.


"Messy Apron Club making Two Bite Nachos" - view video filmed at our Academy

"Messy Apron Club making Cheeseburger Pie" - view video filmed at our Academy

"Messy Apron Club making Breakfast Burritos" - view video filmed at our Academy

"Biggest Bang For Your Buck" Dr. Oz - Young Chef Josh, Chef Danielle Saunders & Dr. Oz - view video

"Children cook up a storm in Forest Hills" Times Ledger - January 2015 - view article

"Who Has the Best Julia Child Dish?" ABC The Chew - August 2012 - view video

"Kid-Friendly Frozen Banana Pops & Toppings Bar" VeriaLiving with Peggy K - February 2013 - view video

"YCA Forest Hills Wins the CAMP-CAN-I-COOK Winter Wonderland Village Challenge - view video

"YCA Forest Hills Host Cookie Decorating Class at Food Network's NYC Wine & Food Festival" ABC News - October 2011 - view article

"YCA Forest Hills takes over the Chocolate Show in Chelsea" PIX11 News - view video

"YCA's Vanilla Wafers posted with Good Morning America" ABC Good Morning America - view article/recipe

"White House Kitchen: Dining Diplomacy" - view video filmed at our Academy during Camp Can-I-Cook

"Young chefs cook up White House fare" - view article and pictures

"Parenting: Where To Go" NY1 News - view video filmed at NY1 Studios

"Cooking for Kids" Bloomberg BusinessWeek TV. Aired on ABC - view video filmed at our Academy

"YCA Forest Hills Hosts Tastings NYC Kids Playhouse" CBS - Tony Tantillo - view video filmed at Tastings NYC

"Cook with your kids" Good Housekeeping - view video 1 filmed at our Academy

"Cook with your kids" Good Housekeeping - view video 2 filmed at our Academy

"Cook with your kids" Good Housekeeping - view video 3 filmed at our Academy

"Top Chefs and Iron Chefs Have to Start Somewhere" NY Times - October 2007 - view article

"Kid-related businesses" Crains New York Business - November 2007 - view article