FEAST Asheville, Inc.

Program Type: 
Support Organization, Academic Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms, Garden Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Middle School, Upper Elementary, Lower Elementary
Number of Individuals Program Serves: 
Year Founded: 
About the Program: 

FEAST Asheville promotes healthy eating choices and makes them accessible to people of all income levels through hands on cooking and garden education that encourage and empower participants by teaching skills needed to make wholesome and tasty food.

FEAST classes focus on:

  • Problem solving, communication and teamwork

  • Connection to fresh, locally grown produce

  • Gaining confidence by exploring different ways to prepare fresh produce

  • Creating and changing recipes, substituting ingredients

  • Learning how food affects your brain and body

  • Connecting to Core Curriculum and Essential Standards

FEAST cooking classes are the heart and soul of the FEAST experience.  These classes expose students to the variety of flavors and textures that local, seasonal foods have to offer.  FEAST classes are a sensory and social experience, skill based and academic.  FEAST manages gardens at three of our partner schools, allowing the FEAST to deepen student connection with their food by experiencing it at its source.