Hands-on learning – this is the basis for BACFAD, which is the acronym for Be A Chef For A Day.  
This is what we do: we use our Italian culinary history and art and deliciousness  to give children the skills of cooking and confidence. 
Our approach is unique in that it emphasizes cooking in the Italian style, while using every day ingredients.

This revolutionary approach, one that we have seen work well for 4 years and counting, has become successful beyond our greatest expectations. 
What started as a two day festival evolved into a weekly program that helps children who are struggling from all over the city and the county. They learn not only what fresh vegetables look like, but they learn how to use them to create a healthy meal. The program is open to everyone.



NATIONal children's culinary arts festival


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