A combination of watching the movie “Waiting for Superman” and reading a statistic that said - if kids get just 50 hours of nutrition education, it can change the way they think about food - that made me quit my job and begin Edible Education in 2010.
Now, over 700,000 kids later, Edible Education teaching chefs have changed the way kids think about food through hands-on cooking in afterschool programs and at our brick and mortar stores in Virginia and Georgia.
Somewhere between years 4 and 6, I heard a speaker talking about building small coffee carts for vendors to pull - hmmmm. What if they could build a cart that could be a complete teaching kitchen? How fantastic would that be for school? And, our chefs would not need to haul everything everywhere to teach culinary classes!
If you would have told me that I would be able to speak drill bits and stainless steel grades, amps and patents - and how crazy this is to build a product that never existed before, I would certainly believe you were slightly unrealistic.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
The Kitchen a la Cart is operating in 44 states, Canada and soon, Germany. I am a chef, teacher and former Cooperative Extension assistant that knew a long time ago, that if the people get to smell it, cut it and cook it - they will be empowered to eat it. The Kitchen a la Cart is a great tool for culinary empowerment. We are delighted you are joining the mission to get people excited about real food!
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