School Lunch Association After School Cooking Program: Yes Chef!

Lay Summary 

The goal of the project was to get kids excited about growing and eating healthy food. Each week the chef and project director, Amanda Bulman, made one dish with the children and brought in a "culinary guest" (seaweed foragers, maple tappers, gardeners, etc.). The project led to a highly successful new collaboration with Agriculture in the Classroom, a program that grows small gardens in classrooms. Children and teachers demonstrated enormous enthusiasm for the project and Yes Chef was awarded the Albedo Grant for 2016, which allowed for hiring additional culinary experts and renting a cooking room at Dominion to offer free cooking classes to children.

Departments 
Faculty of Education
Funding 
Quick Start Fund For Public Engagement
Albedo Grant
Communities 
St. John's
Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Industry Sectors 
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Start date 
1 Oct 2016
End date 
1 May 2017