Testimonials

“The support the Maria Carrillo Culinary program has received from CWK has been invaluable. With over 160 students in our program and budgets tight, the donation we received from CWK helped us keep the program going and the students cooking! Thank you again CWK from all of us at Maria Carrillo High School.”

Mary Schiller, Instructor, MCHS, Santa Rosa, CA 

“The Brotherhood of Saint Lawrence has been very impressed with the support shown us by the Cooking with Kids Foundation. Their generosity with the Awesome Pretzel Cart is allowing us to impact the lives of hundreds of children and teach great entrepreneurial skills at the same time. CWK rocks!”

Tripp Haggard, Executive Director, Brotherhood of Saint Lawrence, Tulsa, OK

“The Cooking with Kids Foundation has displayed a strong belief in Chop’s Teen Club’s commitment to teen workforce development, and by awarding us an Awesome Pretzel Cart and by providing financial assistance to help us upgrade our teaching kitchen programs. We are thrilled to be a part of the Cooking with Kids Foundation and to have the Awesome Pretzel Cart Program at Chop’s Teen Club!”

Diana Curtin, Executive Director, Chop’s Teen Club, Santa Rosa, CA

“The Pretzel Cart awarded to us by Guy Fieri and Cooking with Kids will not only give our teens the practical experience of actually operating a business, but it will enable us to teach them how to prepare for careers in the future.  On a more tangible level, our teens will raise funds for their own volunteer and leadership activities, including community assistance projects and opportunities to travel to conferences and trainings, as well as college site visits.”

Pat Halberstadt, Chief Professional Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove, Garden Grove, CA

“The support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley has received from Cooking With Kids has been incredible.  Working with the Awesome Pretzel Cart has provided our kids a chance to explore new opportunities that previously, may never have been offered to them.  Thank you CWK!”

Nick Haley, Teen Services Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, CA

“The generous donation from the Cooking with Kids Foundation will allow Union League Boys & Girls Clubs to provide a quality culinary program that will teach our members how to cook for themselves. This donation will allow us to show our members true life skills that can change their future.   We are so thankful to the CWK foundation for their generous support of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs.”

Mary Ann Mahon Huels,  Executive Director of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs,  Chicago, IL

“We’re so honored at Lunch Break that the CWK Foundation chose our program for such a generous donation. Our kids learn to prepare meals with fresh ingredients and learn about healthy eating. Because the food they prepare is served to our soup kitchen guests the next day, they also learn the value of giving back to their community. Your donation allows us to continue the classes and teach those two important lessons.” 

Maria Arnao, Instructor, Look Who’s Cooking at Lunch Break,  Red Hook, NJ

“We are continually exploring the richness and potential of Ceres youth program to support young people in a host of important ways. The Cooking with Kids Foundation grant will help us further develop and implement our youth empowerment program. We look forward to deepening our partnership with the CWK Foundation in this vital work.”

Scott McDougall, Development Director, Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA 

 

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."