NEW TAMPA — Young Chef's Academy, the interactive cooking school for kids, has shut its doors.
Owners Rich and Judy Williams cited the economy as the reason for closing.
In an e-mail to supporters, they wrote: "The economy has hit our business very hard and we have been operating at a significant monthly loss for a number of month now. The fact is that we have simply run out of financial resources to continue to operate the New Tampa Young Chefs Academy."
Young Chefs Academy opened in the Cory Lake Isles Professional Center in 2007. It hosted birthday parties and summer camps. It also offered weekly cooking classes for members. The Williamses conducted the last class this past Saturday.
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