About CWK

CWK is a 501(c) 3 non-profit public benefit corporation. Cooking with Kids encourages and educates young people to learn how to cook for themselves, their families and their friends, while instilling self-esteem, self-reliance, and a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this, CWK serves as a resource center and provides funding for partner organizations nationwide to deliver the CWK message. CWK also operates the Awesome Pretzel Cart program, an entrepreneurial program for youth that teaches them how to run a small business.

VISION

To Promote and Encourage Kids to Cook.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Cultural Change: We believe we can impact a cultural change, make a difference and change lives through our vision.

Family and Community: We believe in strengthening families and communities by engaging and giving back.

Food and Culinary: We believe in using knowledge of different food and cooking skills as a vehicle to build self-esteem and self-worth.

Knowledge and Information: We believe that power comes from sharing, mentoring and educating.

Fun and Fearless: We believe the ultimate focus for young people should be enjoying life, taking risks, and looking at the world differently.

Our Mission

"Cooking with Kids encourages and educates young people to learn how to cook for themselves, their families, and their friends, while instilling self-esteem, self-reliance, and a healthy lifestyle."

"Cooking with Kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking... it's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity."