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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We are teachers, chefs and partners committed to helping educate students about health and wellness.
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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

What does it mean to be of “the best service” to the community? How can TCC be of “the best service”? How can we build bridges with allies in the for- and non-profit worlds who believe the necessary work we need to do in order to best support the wellness of our youth? After successfully finishing the 2015-2016 school year at Grant, Milwaukie and Meek High Schools, we’re working to analyze 600+ pre- and post- surveys to relay the impact … read more

Over the past months we have been working with the National Farm to School Network towards a blog entry focused on The Curriculum of Cuisine. March proved to be the right fit as Farm to School is focused on nutrition during this month, and TCC provides students the skills they need to make nutritious choices. Here’s the story! We are honored to be featured on this national site, and hope you will share this story with your networks. As ever, … read more

A Chefwich benefiting TCC! Spring Fling Chefwich by Jason French of Ned Ludd at Lardo until May 16th! Jason French’s Chefwich contains… Huge thanks to Lisa with Chefstable who helped get those cute Curriculum of Cuisine postcards into napkin-holders and all the folks connected   We are tickled pig (ha, ha, ha, sorry, we couldn’t resist) to be  chosen as this month’s charity for Lardo’s Chefwich. Not familiar with the Chefwich? Here’s the deal, good-guy Lardo owner Rick Gencarelli calls … read more