Rooted in the belief that food is medicine, CHEF is a Culinary Health Education Program that teaches children and families basic nutrition and practical cooking skills, with the long-term goal of motivating individuals and communities to adopt and sustain healthier eating habits. Since 2019, we have reached more than 106,000 students in 238 schools throughout San Antonio.
In September 2023, CHEF became part of the San Antonio Food Bank as their signature culinary nutrition education program. This partnership will allow programming to grow exponentially into additional schools and communities in Southwest Texas.
CHEF has been rigorously evaluated by independent researchers including UT Health San Antonio, Texas A&M University – San Antonio, and Westat, Inc. a nationally recognized research and evaluation firm, and has been shown to have positive, statistically significant outcomes.