The Cooking with Kids BIG little Project is an exciting new collaboration with photographer Gabriella Marks and creative director Robert Nachman. It captures the joyful and essential role grown-ups play in helping kids develop healthy relationships with food. The Project will continue to highlight the chefs, educators, farmers, family members and volunteers who make time year in and year out to share their knowledge and love of cooking with the children of Northern New Mexico. View the gallery, enjoy the trailer and feature film, and please share!

Being little has never been so BIG.

‘BIG little Project’ Trailer:

‘BIG little Project’ Feature Film:

For over 25 years, in small moments and big ways, Cooking with Kids has educated and empowered children and their families to make healthy food choices. From a small group of volunteer healthy-eating advocates and Santa Fe chefs organized by Lynn Walters to today’s embedded educator program, Cooking with Kids has become an integral part of of the school schedule for over 5,000 kids each year.

Cooking with Kids continues to grow. Each year, more schools ask for the program. We also have shared lesson plans with educators in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Our funding comes from children’s education and health grants, community support and the generosity of corporate and individual donors. In the years ahead, we would like to serve more schools throughout New Mexico and find underwriting sponsorship for our National Curriculum Outreach so that we can share the big things we have accomplished here in New Mexico with little kids everywhere.

Help us get the word out!

The BIG little Project Gallery

(swipe or scroll to view each collection)

BIG CHEF Cristian
& little chef Leo

Chef Cristian Pontigga, Sassella

BIG CHEF Fernando
& little chefs Julian and Elliot

Chef Fernando Olea, Sazón

BIG CHEF Fernando
& little chef Mayah

Chef Fernando Ruiz, NANDOLLC

BIG CHEF Johnny
& little chef Grey

Chef Johnny Vee, Las Cosas Cooking School

BIG CHEF Kathleen
& little chef Sharlotte

Chef Kathleen Crook, Market Steer Steakhouse

BIG CHEF Mark
& little chef London

Chef Mark Kiffin, The Compound

BIG CHEF Shane
& little chefs Dylan and Jameson

Chef Shane Alexander, Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection

BIG CHEF Jen
& little chefs Aria and Jial

Chef Jen Doughty, Santa Fe School of Cooking

BIG CHEF Jackie
& little chefs Aria and Jial

Chef Jacqueline Gibbs, Santa Fe YouthWorks

BONUS PHOTOS!
BIG CHEFS Jen and Jackie
& little chefs Aria and Jial

Cooking with Kids also accepts donations through Guidestar:

Cooking with Kids on Guidestar