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.
Since 2008, Vetri Community Partnership has helped schools, organizations & communities bring culinary and nutrition education programs to their students and families.
During the 2017-2018 school year, we were proud to partner with more sites and engage with more children and adults than ever before.
Every semester of Vetri Cooking Lab ends with a special family-style meal. Students are allowed to invite a guest to the meal, most often a parent or caregiver. The final lesson — that food is something that brings people together — is a great way for students to recap the semester and share their new skills with their friends and family.
Vetri Community Partnership partners with schools to bring nutrition education to their students, families, and community.
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 culinary & nutrition education programs to more schools and communities. Donate today.