Brainfood programs engage teens in the kitchen to build competence, confidence, and connections.

As Cooks in Training, teen participants learn fundamental culinary techniques and concepts, practice new skills through hands-on cooking in an industrial kitchen, taste a wide variety of ingredients and dishes, and explore a range of food systems topics.

We’re now accepting applications for our Summer Cooks in Training program. Download a youth application below.

Want more details? Download our program materials below.

Executive Summary

Cooks in Training Overview

Summer Cooks in Training Application

What students are saying:

“My favorite part about Brainfood has been making new friends.” – Cooks in Training participant

“Brainfood has encouraged me to cook more at home. I’m really busy with homework,
but lately I’ve been making more time for cooking.” – Cooks in Training participant