Cambridge School of Culinary Arts


1974 – present


2020 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square


College of culinary arts




Roberta L. Dowling used to teach classes on European cooking in her home, an endeavor who's popularity precipitated a move and the opening of, an established school of culinary arts. By 1980, 400 students a year arrived at 2020 Mass. Ave. to become skilled masters of the kitchen. Accreditation soon followed, and Certificates have been increasingly awarded since the '80s. CSCA holds court as Cambridge's first school of culinary arts, while Le Cordon Bleu, in the Cambridge's Athenaeum Press building, became our second, in 2007.

Photos by Rain Robertson