Let’s look back on some of the highlights our Brainfood CIT students have accomplished in the first three months. Highlights That time when… We all made our own personalized sandwiches for the My Plate Sandwich Challenge class. That time when… We challenged ourselves to knead our own whole wheat pizza dough. Each pizza included […]
About Lyssa Houser
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Entries by Lyssa Houser
(Read Part 1 here) June 30, 2017 marked the beginning of my journey to Brainfood in Washington D.C. That day I received an email from the American Councils to inform me that I was selected. I was over the moon when I read the email. When I passed this great news directly to my SAGU […]
I’d like to begin my story by introducing myself. My name is Tisha Rumbewas of Indonesia. I am one of the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program participants in the Fall 2017 cohort. In my country, I work as the director of SAGU Foundation, which I co-founded with my friends in 2015. SAGU is based in Jayapura […]
Jocelyn is currently assisting in the Community Cooking Coaches program during her full-time internship through the University of Maryland, College Park. Jocelyn is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health with a minor in Spanish language & cultures. She discovered her love for cooking and sharing healthy food with others during a trip abroad […]
Rachel Birkholz (SCIT intern) Rachel is from Charlottesville, Virginia and is a rising junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Human & Organizational Development and Creative Writing. She’s interested in nutrition, youth empowerment, and community building. She’s very excited to be working with and learning from everyone at Brainfood this summer! Favorite food to cook: Lemon bars […]
The 2017 D.C. Burger Throwdown is being rescheduled. Please stay tuned for the new date and sorry for the inconvenience. All ticket holders will be refunded. Thanks for your support!
Three C’s and more food, please! Our second year program, CCC, stands for Community Cooking Coaches and the three words we use to describe our students, cool, creative, and celebratory! Hi! My name is Maria and I am currently a Brainfood CCC Intern. I assist with program development and provide hands-on assistance during class. There […]
Exciting things are happening at the Brainfood Youth Garden at our Mount Vernon Square site! My name is Elana Bachrach and as the Cooks in Training and Garden intern this spring, I get the opportunity to work with the amazing Garden Manager, Jon, to plan and maintain the Brainfood Youth Garden. The garden provides youth […]
Meet Maria and Elana, Brainfood’s newest interns applying their academic experience and expertise to Brainfood’s spring programs. Maria and Elana hail from the University of Maryland’s School of Behavioral and Community Health, where they study how individual and community lifestyle behaviors, as well as our social environment, affect health. We are excited to have them as […]
“When you’re sad, you need this popcorn in your life!” So says chef José Andrés at the 2016 Capital Food Fight hosted by DC Central Kitchen. If you need it NOW, get a bag of our now-famous Vadouvan Curry Popcorn delivered to your door via Washington Green Grocer. Growing local […]
Who We Are
Brainfood uses the power of food to engage, empower, and employ DC teens and young adults. Our programs are run by a growing team of creative, food-loving, hard-working youth advocates and food entrepreneurs.
We love what we do, we enjoy what we eat – and we are happy to tell you about both! Brainfood was founded in 1999 by Suzy Scherr.
- Goodness, gracious! The letter is “G”May 11, 2018 - 11:27 am
G By Emily Ryan, Cooks in Training Instructor Let’s get going on our guided tour of some of the great things that happened this spring… Garden Field Trip Our students gallivanted around Brainfood’s Youth Garden to check out what was growing. They then progressed to […]
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