Cooking with Kids helps school cafeterias use local food, cook from scratch, and successfully introduce new foods into the cafeteria.

We use culinary and cafeteria in the same sentence.

It's time to shift the conversation.

Let’s talk purchasing.

Cooking with Kids has help change school district policies around purchasing local food.

Let’s talk food prep.

Cooking with Kids invites volunteer Superchefs to provide culinary training and support to cafeteria staff.

Let’s talk promotion.

We bring our easygoing approach into the lunchroom to help successfully introduce new foods. Sometimes all it takes is a colorful bowl and a friendly smile.

Bring the conversation to your cafeteria.

Inspired by classroom-tested recipes and adapted for use in school food service kitchen, these recipes promote fresh vegetables and fruits in school meals.

Choose your own cafeteria adventure.

Our handy “Recipe Box” of resources offers a variety of simple starting points for introducing new foods into school cafeterias.