Cooking for Life is an after-school culinary program at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. Through a partnership with Hope Academy, we had the privilege of welcoming a group of third and fourth grade students to The Edible Schoolyard classroom and half-acre garden each week for cooking classes. This year’s exceptional class mastered culinary basics like proper knife skills, kitchen sanitation and safety ingredient identification, and creating their own recipes. By improving children’s food literacy, we empower them to live healthier, more sustainable lives and cultivate the overall health of our community.
Mickey Davis, chef educator, and Rachel Vang, garden educator, lead the Cooking for Life program. Their objective is to get children excited about food and try new things. Children are encouraged to share their recipes with friends and family.