A modern approach to critical thinking and problem solving through coding.

Code Chef is a learning center located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Code Chef is founded by a software architect and manager (Govind Mekala) with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software development and research. He has designed and developed software products in multiple fields such as retail, finance, networking, analytics, and security.

Govind Mekala

At Code Chef, we have a humble goal of teaching kids and adults essential computer skills and preparing them for the future. We also provide a creative play center for kids and a facility for inventors to experiment with ideas.

We focus on three key areas:

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Computer Coding
  3. Creativity

We are an independent business, located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Our motto is to promote curiosity about technology among the future generation. Access to technology and coding knowledge should not be limited to a small group of students graduating from top technical institutions.

Code Chef is inspired by these three legends

Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics.

Donald Knuth

Donald Knuth is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University

Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi gave a new perspective to this world about nonviolence and the power of truth.

Our Services:

Coding Lessons

Code Chef provides coding lessons to kids and adults.

Camp and Workshop

Kids can join our camps for music, art, fun projects, and STEM-inspired group activities.

Inventors Club

Online or In-person Inventors Club helps members experiment with apps and electronics kits. Members get guidance from Code Chef mentors. Members also get discounts on various kits already validated by Code Chef to try out.


Advanced Programming

We provide advanced programming courses such as data science for adults.

Smart Learning

Our instructors use advanced technologies and smart learning techniques to make coding fun and engaging.

Build Foundation


Building a mathematical and logical foundation is critical to shaping your child’s coding journey – and we are completely committed to owning that role.

STEM Play Center

Creative fun in our play center for ages 4-16. Explore Building blocks, Art, Painting, Music, and STEM while playing on our interactive stations and game pods. Also available for group events.



In our learning center, our focus is to help students challenge themselves and achieve individual excellence in a non-judgemental environment.

Local Community Support

We fully support our local community in Chelmsford and surrounding areas. We offer free and discounted classes for children of the military, teachers, nurses, and postal worker families. Please send an email to community@thecodechef.com for more details.


7 Summer St, Ste # 13/14
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: +1 978 972 1120

Get Direction

Coding is today’s language of creativity. All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead of consumers of computer science.

Maria Klawe.