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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 Durham

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, Sysco

  • James Campbell Caruso, La Boca

  • Noé Cano, Santa Fe School of Cooking

  • Oliver Cortez, Anasazi Restaurant

  • Kathleen Crook, Market Steer Steakhouse

  • Sllin Cruz, Geronimo

  • Charles Dale, Dalicious Concepts

  • Graham Dodds, Nosa Restaurant & Inn

  • Rocky Durham, Chef at Large

  • David Flores, Palace Prime

  • Rebecca Freeman, The Club at Las Campanas

  • Josh Gerwin, Dr. Field Goods Kitchen

  • Jordan Isaacson, Cafecito

  • Allison Jenkins, Arroyo Vino

  • Russell Johnson, Kids Kitchen

  • Jacob Judd, The Club at Las Campanas

  • Jeffrey Kaplan, Rowley Farmhouse Ales

  • Hue-Chan Karels, Open Kitchen, Alkemē

  • Tom Kerpon, Adobo Catering

  • Dale Kester, Santacafé

  • Mark Kiffin, The Compound

  • Janet Malcom, Rancho de Chimayó

  • Patrick Mares, Los Alamos Nat’l Labs and Santa Fe School of Cooking

  • Sara Mathews, Prairie Hill Café

  • Ray Naranjo, Manko

  • Annamaria O’Brien, Dolina

  • Peter O’Brien, High Mountain Cuisine

  • Ahmed Obo, Jambo Cafe

  • Fernando Olea, Sazón

  • Richard Padilla, Inn and Spa at Loretto

  • Dhiru Paulraj, Aruna

  • Cristian Pontiggia, Sassella

  • Marc Quiñones, Hotel Chaco

  • Martín Rios, Restaurant Martín

  • Eduardo Rodriguez, Zacatlán

  • Fernando Ruiz, Escandido

  • Isaac Sandoval, The Skillet

  • David Sellers, Horno

  • Sean Sinclair, Heritage Hotels and Resorts

  • Tony Smith, Sassella

  • Sancho Soeiro, Dish n’ Spoon Catering

  • David Sundberg, Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute

  • Erica Tai, Alkemē

  • Oscar Valtierra, Santa Fe Public Schools Student Nutrition

  • Johnny Vollertsen, Las Cosas Cooking School

  • Dakota Weiss, Capitol Coal Neighborhood Eatery

  • Kate Wheeler, Savory Spice Shop

  • Joseph Wrede, Joseph’s of Santa Fe

Check out the BIG little Project Gallery!

A collection of heart-warming photographs by Gabriella Marks and creative director Robert Nachman.

Being little has never been so BIG.

Click here to view the complete gallery.

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