The Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, IL. Our organization’s mission is to encourage children to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives and help put an end to childhood obesity.
Our Cooking with Cops program utilizes the power of food to help heal and strengthen communities. We also provide cooking classes in churches, community centers, and park districts.
About The Program
The Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club consists of local chefs who volunteer their time to travel throughout the community and offer healthy lifestyle cooking classes in a safe and nurturing environment. Our professional chefs guide young chefs step-by-step through healthy recipes and provide them with “chefs’ secrets” for irresistible dishes.
Budding chefs learn the basics of kitchen safety, proper food handling, food preparation, cooking techniques, presentation and so much more!
Students will have the use of kitchen tools and aprons while in class and will be given their own chefs’ hat and recipe cards to take home.
Students also build and tend to school and community gardens. These gardens enhance the school and community dynamics by reflecting health, unity, and beauty. Once harvested, students use the fresh ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals and are welcome to take whatever they wish home to their families. All remaining food is then donated within the community.
Parents, teachers, and caregivers are invited and encouraged to participate.