Support rigorous academic learning and deliver essential culinary skills to high school students in Portland.
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Collaborate with teachers to bring chefs into the academic classroom five to seven times over one semester.
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Once again, Oprah is right. Giving is an ongoing process… but it does have to begin somewhere.… We hope that you will use this Giving Tuesday, November 29th as the start, or the continuation of your support for The Curriculum of Cuisine. Like a good recipe that improves as it is passed along, your gift to TCC is what allows us to provide youth with the lasting gift of essential culinary skills. (As we say, once you’ve got these skills … read more

October has been exciting for TCC! This month we’ve won two meaningful awards (details below,) for our work bringing essential culinary education back into high schools. Now, the question is: Will you support our award-winning work and help us expand our services this school year? Your tax deductible donation is what makes our hands-on work in high school classrooms possible. Here are some examples of how we put your gift into action: $500 donation*Compensates chef for a six-week school residency–with … read more

In September, we returned to Meek High School for an afternoon of making fresh salsa. As we did for our partnership last Spring, we worked with two of Joe Ferguson’s Natural Science classes. The day was especially amazing for a number of reasons: The chef we co-opted to teach the salsa-making lessons was none other than Nikki Guererro of Hot Mama Salsa (the best salsa in Portland, Oregon.) Unsurprisingly, Nikki was a rock-star! She brought in all sorts of heirloom … read more