CHEF Kids is for youth participants, usually between the ages of 8 and 13. Our CHEF Kids programming is curriculum-based, with units that have a theme and gradually build on safety, culinary, mathematical and nutritional skills. Past themes include Around the World, Fast Food Makeover and Pizza, Pasta and More.
Our CHEF Kids partners include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia, City of Promise and Teens Give. Classes typically meet once per week for six weeks.
Over the summer months, we purchase locally grown produce to teach students about what is in season and to introduce them to new vegetables they may not have tried before. Through our partnership with the Charlottesville Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP), we introduce teens to basic culinary skills and provide them experience preparing food in local restaurants.