We couldn’t be more excited that our Cooking for the Family program found a new hub at one of the organizations we truly admire, LaSoupe. Their compassion, drive, ingenuity, and desire to bridge the gap between food waste and hunger are changing this world for the better, and we are so grateful to have our program on their robust list of culinary education offerings and utilize food that would otherwise go into waste streams.
And the good news continues… The knowledgeable and passionate chef instructors that made Cooking for the Family so great will continue teaching and continue our partnership with HealthSource of Ohio. They will be teaching the class as a virtual/in-person hybrid cooking program that can reach even more people around Greater Cincinnati and beyond.
Through a grant with HealthSource of Ohio, Cooking for the Family had their first virtual pilot program this past June and will have another one in September. Big thanks to Mona Bronson-Fuqua, one of the great chef instructors of Cooking for the Family, who adapted and virtually taught the program to meet the demands and needs of this current time.… Read more →
Cooking for the Family continues to grow with support from so many great organizations, students, instructors, and volunteers! Check out our sponsors/partners page for our ever-growing list of supporters and locations around Great Cincinnati. Last year we graduated 70 and this year we are on track to graduate about 200 people! We couldn’t be more happy for our participants.
We are always looking for more sponsors, locations, volunteers, and participants. So please contact us at Jamie@thefarmchef.com if you are interested in getting involved or having this program in your community.
A few words from one of our participants:
“just want to give a Big Shout to Chef Mona Bronson-Fuqua for providing us with a terrific learning and above all fun cooking class. I never thought I would be excited about cooking. I may not be a fan of quinoa but I’ve been sautéing veggies and making tons of yogurt sauce. Kevin has inspired me to try a container garden. My granddaughter had a ball!” – Lisa Gibson McDaniel
The students did a great job during their first week of the Cooking for the Family Program. We started the day with a food knowledge and food identification survey to see where everyone was at. All of these vegetables we are going to be using during the next five weeks.
We are partnering with Findlay Market for this program, so many of the items will be obtained from them and their partner farms. We also got many of our herbs and radishes from Rothenberg Rooftop Garden. Which is an absolutely beautiful space. I look forward to working more with these organizations and our fabulous students.