Everyone needs to know how to prepare nourishing food

It’s around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world

– Alice Waters

Cool Chefs, Cornucopia Project’s original youth cooking series, was founded on the belief that food is fundamental, not only because it sustains our bodies, but also because it can feed our spirit and our sense of community.

Our kitchen programs bring students from school gardens to the next steps along the food journey. Partnering with local professional chefs, we equip youth with the knowledge and skills to prepare nourishing foods in creative and sustainable ways alongside their peers. 



After School Cooking Club

Coming to a school near you this fall! To join the waitlist or request a class at your school, please email

Join the Cornucopia Project to explore global cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. The club will take place after school. Young chefs of all abilities are welcome!  This fall/winter season, the cooking club will be happening at several elementary schools in the ConVal district. We are currently finalizing the participating schools and will update this post very soon. Please check back or proceed to the registration to reserve/waitlist your seat in a tentative cooking club.

Culinary Internships

Explore careers in the food system! We’ve partnered with local Chefs, Artisans and Establishments to offer a variety of exceptional learning opportunities to young adults. Gain skilss while earning school credit. Many interns continue on to employment.

Ask your school counselor about an ELO with Cornucopia Project or email