Kitchen Classrooms

Kids Cooking for Life

Mission Statement: 

"Kids Cooking for Life (KCL) creates confident, competent young cooks armed with the knowledge to make healthy food choices for life and share this knowledge with their friends and families."


"Kids Cooking For Life teaches nutrition and inspires lifelong healthy cooking and eating habits through hands-on cooking classes to students from low income communities, with the support of individuals, foundations and full-pay tuitions."



Project Garamanjaku is an after school program that serves for elementerly school students living in Okinawa, especially students from low income families. On weekends, we are planning to provide edible programs for kids and parents living nearby. Garamanjaku is originally a restaurant providing traditional okinawan healthy food with okinawan herbs, so kids sometimes cook and serve at the restaurant too. 

Meals Program at Thaden School

Thaden School is a middle and high school located in the middle of the United States in Northwest Arkansas. Our goal is to offer an educational experience in which students discover the joy of learning and cultivate their potential under the guidance of masterful educators. We opened our doors in 2017 and are excited to inhabit our first permanent buildings, including the greenhouse and teaching kitchens, in the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

The Green Heart Project

The Green Heart Project (GHP) is a 501©3 non-profit organization that builds school garden programs in the Charleston area. With a high value placed on health, education, and building community, GHP pairs local volunteer mentors and students to grow school gardens through in-school and after-school programs, primarily in schools serving low-income populations. In doing so, it connects students to local food systems, while reinforcing academic standards, building interpersonal skills and cultivating community.

Donald Payne Sr. Tech

According to Joseph N. DiVencenzo Jr.,Essex County Executive, "The Essex County Vocational Technical High Schools of Technology offer our students a dynamic, first-class education that will provide them with the foundation for a successful future."  In September 2018, Essex County School of Technology Donald M. Payne, Sr.

Thrive Academy

Thrive Academy seeks to empower students from underserved Louisiana communities and prepare them academically and personally for success in college and beyond.

Through a unique 5-day-a-week boarding model, Thrive Academy provides the ideal environment for students to be the best version of themselves.

Culinary Artistas

Culinary Artistas' mission is to provide fun cooking classes for kids that help them develop creative minds and healthy bodies. We offer many products and services aimed at children age 2-12 and local schools including studio classes, after school enrichment at schools, day and summer camps, onsite field trips, offsite workshops, and weekend birthday parties. Our studio classes take place at Ghirardelli Square and serve 35 students weekly.

Woodside Elementary School Garden

The Woodside School Garden mission is to teach plant, earth and physical science concepts in an outdoor hands-on setting, to teach students basic gardening skills and responsibility for plant care, and to promote healthy eating habits and nutritional education. We serve the Woodside School students from preschool to 8th grade with our primary focus on the grades between TK and 5th grade. Our students come from the Town of Woodside as well as approximately 10 percent of our school is from an underperforming school district in our county.

Anwatin Community Garden

Anwatin Middle School is part of Minneapolis Public Schools, nestled near downtown Minneapolis. Our school serves nearly 600 students in 6th through 8th grades.  We are an IB World and Spanish Dual Immersion serving 50% African American, 25% Hispanic, 15% White American, and 9% Asian American students. Around 20% of our students receive Special Education services and 23% receive EL services. 

The School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Garden Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the natural world, food systems, and health through gardening and cooking classes. All 350 K-5th grade students are required to attend a 35 minute weekly gardening class in the school's 1/3 acre garden, as a part of their Special Areas class schedule. Gardening class focuses strongly on food production; teaching students the skills to grow, care for, and harvest their own food.


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