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mission

Our culinary interventions are used to improve the quality of food choices and grounded in behavioral theory and social cognitive theory framework.

The Cookery Project is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to instilling healthy eating habits through nutrition education and life skills training to economically disadvantaged children and adolescents as well as youth with disabilities in South Alabama.

 

The mission is to engage and empower our youth through multicomponent culinary interventions including food sourcing, nutrition education, and culinary experiences.  All of our programs equip those we serve with the knowledge to break the cycle of food insecurity, address childhood obesity so that our children can experience healthier outcomes throughout life, and work to close the health equity gap.

the                    teaching kitchen

Our teaching kitchen bridges health outcomes, nutrition science, and culinary arts to spark positive lifestyle changes.  The spilling over of our teaching kitchen initiatives from our students to their entire family is the only time we appreciate spilling in the kitchen! 

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SALT Program

Our SALT (Strategic Alliances for Life Training) program is a very immersive nutrition and cooking experience for adolescents and young adults transitioning to living on their own.

SALT Program

Our SALT (Strategic Alliances for Life Training) program is a very immersive nutrition and cooking experience for adolescents and young adults transitioning to living on their own.

HEAT program

Our HEAT (Health Equity Advancement Training) workshops involves less immersive food preparation than our SALT program. The workshops are geared towards larger elementary and middle school aged participants as well as caregivers and educators.

STEAM culinary learning camps

Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) culinary learning camps. STEAM culinary learning fosters creativity, encourages curiosity, builds resilience, sparks experimentation, develops problem solving skills, and lays higher learning foundation.

T2T growing workshops

Our T2T (Tower to Table) growing workshops offer hands on garden learning that helps schools create salad bars and farmer's markets. 

CART program

Our CART program (Culinary Arts Resources and Training) was developed for young chefs ages 11-18 including children with disabilities that display an early aptitude and interest in a career in culinary arts.  We work with local culinary training certification programs that segue these budding culinary artists into local programs at Coast Alabama Community College and Bishop State.

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