The CHEF Community

CHEF, the culinary nutrition education program of the San Antonio Food Bank, is part of a wide network of community partner organizations who work together to ensure that CHEF programming and resources are available throughout Southwest Texas. These partners support and/or offer CHEF programming for the general population and work together to promote nutritious food and home cooking as key ingredients in the recipe for life-long health and wellness.

In 2023, CHEF became part of the San Antonio Food Bank as their culinary nutrition education program. This partnership will allow programming to grow exponentially into additional communities in Southwest Texas.

Founded in 1980, the San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing millions of pounds of food to more than 500 charitable organizations in Southwest Texas serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food Bank provides numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security. Learn more at


CHEF is proud to partner with the following organizations to educate the youth of our community.

CHEF in Schools

CHEF trains and certifies educators to provide our TEKS-aligned curricula to thousands of students with ages ranging from pre-k to high school. Additionally, we are honored to serve as the Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program’s project of choice for all elementary school Student Ambassadors. 

Alamo Heights ISD

Archdiocese of San Antonio

Harlandale ISD

Judson ISD

Northeast ISD

Northside ISD

Pre-K 4 SA

San Antonio ISD

Southwest ISD

Jubilee Academy

Edgewood ISD

East Central ISD

South San ISD

Southside ISD

Become a Partner

CHEF is making a huge difference in the health of our community. After completing CHEF classes, our students report increased healthy breakfast consumption, increased fruit and vegetable consumption, increased confidence in the kitchen, and reduced sugary beverage consumption. Help driving healthy eating in our community by bringing our programming to your organization.