“I can’t believe we aren’t teaching what used to be called ‘home ec’ to every kid in America today.

They’re not only making chicken chili, corn cakes, and kale salad with lemon vinaigrette. They’re learning science, technology, engineering, and math; how to listen to each other; how to inform their opinions and share them respectfully; how to make smart choices for their health; and the unwavering importance of etiquette, manners and the joy of eating with others.

If there was a Vetri Community Partnership Vetri Cooking Lab in every school, our kids’ futures would be even brighter.”

– Tara Mataraza-Desmond, Vetri Cooking Lab Instructor