* Junior Chefs of America, Inc.

Empower Your Child With Cooking Skills That Will Last A Lifetime!

Ybor City Food Tours, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of our company!. We have been asked by so many tourists, both local and visiting guests about our Cooking Classes. We are happy to say that we have chosen to invest in Our Future, Our Children!

Junior Chef’s of America, Inc. is our nonprofit cooking school where our mission is: “To each educational classes like English, Math, Science, and History through Culinary Exploration”.

Kids between 2-17 yrs old  have fun cooking while learning the basic education. It’s like having a Personal Tutor help your child have fun while teaching them to prepare healthy foods that are good to eat!


Our Annual Children’s Cook-Off

This is an annual event that will allow children between the ages of 4-17 yrs old. The chance to show off their cooking skills. Each year children will show their cooking skills by cooking a different dish.

This year’s event will be held September 4, 2016 in Centennial Park (Ybor City) and the featured dish will be: The Cuban Sandiwch!



Make sure your Junior Chef is a part of making history! Junior Chefs of America is a nonprofit 501 c(3) organization created by Ybor City Food Tours. 

Kids will be placed in appropriate age groups between 4-17 years of age, and there will be one(1) winner per group.

Your Junior Chef can win up to $500, a 12-Week Scholarship to the Junior Chefs of America Cooking School that will open in September 2016, along with the title: Tampa’s 1st Junior Chef of America!

Once we receive your application back, you will receive confirmation of your entry form along with details to our next Informational Parent’s Meeting which will be held via telephone. During that online group call, parents will also have a time for Q&A’s.

Don’t delay, Register Today! Complete the application below. You can send form back via email or regular mail. (We will also accept picture attachments via your phone). Return via email at yborcityfoodtours@gmail.com


Click Here To Register JCOA Entry Application Page 2016.

Or visit our webpage at: http://www.JuniorChefsOfAmerica.org

For questions, call our office at (813) 408-1078!



If you are a Vendor or Want To Learn About Sponsorship Opportunities, Please Visit Us At http://www.JuniorChefsOfAmerica.org


New For 2016!

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Looking for the perfect Summer Program for the Junior Chef in your home? Look no further! Ybor City Food Tours is proud to Sponsor Cooking Classes through Junior Chefs of America, a nonprofit organization.

This unique 2-Week Summer Cooking Class will be taught by renowned chefs and local teachers to help your child learn valuable educational classes along with new cooking techniques.

Students will meet daily and learn basic education like Math, Science,English and history while learning to cook a new recipe that only reinforces that particular lesson for that day. What a fun way to let your child spend their summer days, but learning education, and having fun in the kitchen!

This summer class will run from July 11th to the 23rd The class will run from Monday through Friday of each week  Times are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  with each age group in different time slots. There will be a special fun day planned for the final Saturday, July 23, 2016 to pronounce the new Junior Chefs of America.

Saturday July 23rd – Chef Award Day! (Location TBA)

This event is for ages 4-17 years old. Event Times  Are As Follows:

12:00pm – 2:00pm (Monday – Friday)

To ensure each child receiving the best hands-on Knowledge from both Teacher and Chef this class is limited to only 15 children. Don’t Delay, Register Today! Just complete the form below, and return to our office via email at yborcityfoodtours@gmail.com, or by mail to: Ybor City Food Tours, Inc. 6105 Memorial Hwy, Suite D, Tampa, Florida 33635.

2016 Summer Cooking School Registration Form

You Can Still Join Us For Week #2, Call Our Office For Details

(813) 408-1078


Our Year-Round Cooking School

A NonProfit 501c(3) Division of Ybor City Food Tours, Inc.


Junior Chef’s of America, Inc., has a simple recipe, we only use two ingredients: Education  & Food!

We know how important education is among our young children today and we can all agree that healthier eating choices are needed.

We fulfill both of of those needs at Junior Chefs of America, Inc. Your child will be taught educational classes by Certified Teachers while On-Staff Culinary Experts are present to ensure proper food preparation and cooking safety are maintained during classes. Each class will consist of a 4-week session, with each of the sessions teaching Math, Science, English, & History with a Food Cooking Selection that will reinforce that lesson.

No matter what age your child is between 2-17 yrs old, we have lesson plans and cooking lessons to teach them both an educational lesson, and a fun, healthy recipe!

To ensure we give each child the undivided attention, our classes will ONLY hold 10 children at a time. Each class will be 1 1/2 hours of learning, and cooking fun! children will take classes with their own age group, and most classes will be help during weekends to ensure parents can allow their little ones to be a part.

Our recipes and lessons come from different textbooks and lessons to create a variety of fun. We are also licensed to use the Children’s Culinary Institute. CCI Institute Logo

We are currently reserving Registration Spots for the Grand Opening in September 2016. Summer Registration Classes will fill up, call us to add your child to our waiting list today! We can be reached at 813-408-1078, we will contact you BEFORE classes begin with further details.

Help Us, Help Them!  Get Your Child Involved! 

More Details At: http://www.JuniorChefsOfAmerica.org

Contact Us At (813) 408-1078 to Register Your Child Today

Space Is Always Limited!