Cook with Kids  – Volunteer TODAY to be a Tasting Week Chef with Sierra Harvest –!

Matthew Willoughby teaching cooking to Grass Valley Charter School students, 2015.

Sierra Harvest seeks  chefs to cook with students and provide tastings in local schools during the week of October 9-13th, 2017.  Share your enthusiasm and skills for local, organic food TODAY!  Sierra Harvest has been bringing guest chefs into classrooms for the last 6 years in 22 schools for K-8 and we would like to offer this opportunity to the high schools as well.  Tasting Week is part of our Farm to School Program and will be offered to more than 3,500 students at 25 western Nevada County schools.  Chefs will demonstrate cooking techniques and engage students in preparation of a dish using seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms containing at least 50% specialty crops by weight.  The tasting is focused on ways to prepare that are fresh and in season. Each chef will deliver four half-hour presentations at each school, serving at least 120 students. Chefs will be compensated $200 per school to purchase ingredients for their tasting and cooking demonstration.  Read more about the experience on our website and see all the recipe books that have been produced over the last few years. what-we-do-2/farm-to-school/ tasting-week/

Email Miriam Limov at if you are interested in inspiring our youth to get excited about eating locally and seasonally!