Brainfood programs engage teens in the kitchen to build competence, confidence, and connections.

As Cooks in Training, teen participants learn fundamental culinary techniques and concepts, practice new skills through hands-on cooking in an industrial kitchen, taste a wide variety of ingredients and dishes, and explore a range of food systems topics.

Wait List applications for our Cooks in Training program are now available! Download the form below and email completed applications to

Over 200 teens applied for spots in our 2017-2018 Cooks in Training program. We are currently accepting waitlist applications for students who would like to join later on in the year.

Want more details? Download our program materials below.

Executive Summary

Cooks in Training Overview

Cooks in Training WAIT LIST 2017-2018 Application

Download the form below and email completed applications to

What students are saying:

“My favorite part about Brainfood has been making new friends.” – Cooks in Training participant

“Brainfood has encouraged me to cook more at home. I’m really busy with homework,
but lately I’ve been making more time for cooking.” – Cooks in Training participant