Vetri Community Partnership was founded in 2008 by chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur Jeff Benjamin to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living.
A 501c3 nonprofit organization, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.
VCP chefs partnered with The Franklin Institute to bring a special workshop about The Science of Pizza to their 9th through 12th grade STEM Scholars.
We experimented with different types of dough, toppings and heat sources to find out how it would impact the outcome. The results were delicious!
We raised more than $250,000 for Vetri Community Partnership at our inaugural Eat to Empower Dinner Series & Food Festival! Special thanks to all of the chefs, participating vendors, sponsors and attendees for making our first event so memorable.
Vetri Community Partnership partners with schools to help them bring scratch-made, family-style meals to their students' school lunch program.
Eatiquette aims to transform a child's lunch from the traditional cafeteria assembly line to an environment where children gather around round tables, pass plates of food to one another and experience social interaction and communication.
Vetri Cooking Lab is an out-of-school time program that combines cooking, nutrition education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) core concepts. We use hands-on preparation of recipes to teach nutrition lessons, like whole vs. processed foods, the importance of breakfast, reading nutrition labels, added sugar, food marketing and more.
Getting kids involved in the kitchen is a great way to help them learn cooking skills and encourage them to try new things.
Your support helps us bring our innovative school lunch & nutrition education programs to more schools and communities. Donate today.