I am so proud to have been associated with Cooking with Kids for all these years. Nothing makes you as a chef feel as good as helping to shape young minds and excite them about great food and nutrition!

Chef Martín RiosRestaurant Martín

Superchefs volunteer their time and talent in Cooking with Kids classes and school cafeterias, inspiring a new generation of chefs and healthy eaters.

When you walk into a grade school classroom full of amazing young minds wearing your whites, all of a sudden, you're a superhero. I love that you can build in any lesson you want into a cooking class. We can teach history. We can teach about different cultures. And that's a major component of the Cooking with Kids curriculum.

Chef Rocky DurhamPalace Prime

In School Classrooms

It’s a big deal when a Superchef visits a Cooking with Kids class! Kids are excited to work alongside our local culinary celebrities, who roll up their sleeves and bring home the message of healthy eating to eager junior chefs.

In School Cafeterias

Superchefs donate their time and talent to champion the growing efforts of public school cafeterias to use local food and cook from scratch.

In the Community

Superchefs are Cooking with Kids ambassadors! They strengthen our ties in the culinary community, help with fundraising events, and spread the word about Cooking with Kids. Learn more about Cooking with Kids’ annual Superchef Dinner fundraiser.

“My favorite thing about Cooking with Kids is eating the food you made because you get to see how good of a chef you are.”

~Lucian, age 8

Superchef Roster

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

  • James Campbell Caruso, La Boca

  • Noé Cano, Santa Fe School of Cooking

  • Kathleen Crook, Market Steer Steakhouse

  • Jerry Dakan, SFCC Culinary Program

  • Charles Dale, Dalicious Concepts

  • Jen Doughty, Santa Fe School of Cooking

  • Rocky Durham, Palace Prime

  • Renee Fox, Arable 

  • David Gaspar de Alba, Oni

  • Josh Gerwin, Dr. Field Goods Kitchen

  • Jeffrey Kaplan, Rowley Farmhouse Ales

  • Hue-Chan Karels, Open Kitchen

  • Tom Kerpon, La Posada de Santa Fe

  • Mark Kiffin, The Compound

  • Patrick Mares, Santa Fe School of Cooking

  • Kim Müller, B.O.T.H. Consulting

  • Ahmed Obo, Jambo Cafe

  • Peter O’Brien, The Compound

  • Annamaria O’Brien, Dolina

  • Fernando Olea, Sazón

  • Cristian Pontiggia, Sassella

  • Marc Quiñones, Hotel Andaluz

  • Martín Rios, Restaurant Martín

  • Fernando Ruiz, NANDOLLC

  • Sean Sinclair, Kin at Castañeda

  • Sancho Soeiro, Dish n’ Spoon Catering

  • David Sundberg

  • Johnny Vollertsen, Las Cosas Cooking School

  • Kate Wheeler, Savory Spice Shop

  • Joseph Wrede, Joseph’s of Santa Fe

  • Carlos Zozaya