You can pay your grocer or your doctor. It is a choice you make day to day, especially in deciding on what food to prepare.
As an organization, we believe that quality food takes care of the body; likewise, food that is prepared together takes care of the soul. Teaching children how to cook nutritious food is vital for them to make healthy choices in the future.
We are a charitable organization dedicated to teaching children how to prepare nutritious food. Nancy Martz and Terra Hillyer founded our school in the fall of 2015. We began offering classes in the spring of 2016 with Chef Michele Malony. Since then, our students have been learning various cooking skills, including dicing, mincing, stirring, blending, and chopping. They also get to carry out community food sharing as part of the program.
Our Board of Directors
- Nancy Martz
- Terra Hillyer
- Dianne Duva
- Tina Wood
- Sharon Baird
Our Advisory Council
- Jennifer Mansbach, Coordinator, Join Jacob and Family Volunteer Day at the Food Bank
- Kristin Castorino, DO Research Physician, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
- Lindsay Johnson, Executive Director, Explore Ecology
- Nancy Weiss, Food Services Director, Santa Barbara Unified School