Preparing Health and Wellness Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
This K-12 school brings students into teaching kitchens and wellness education through the lens of entrepreneurship and sustainability. Students can participate in the school’s culinary arts program with classes covering culinary skills, culinary management and entrepreneurship, and agriculture and sustainability. The aim is to further students’ knowledge of the food system theoretically and provide hands-on practice with cooking, composting, and gardening. With students from 14 different countries, the program promotes experience and understanding of international cooking traditions.
A key feature of the kitchen is that it is built onto the back of the 4,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art greenhouse which enables students to have a true “Farm-to-School” atmosphere where many ingredients are grown just 20 feet away from the kitchen. The aim is to equip entrepreneurs of the future to bring sustainable solutions to the problems of a changing environment, especially regarding agriculture and food systems. Children learn how entrepreneurship can play a part in health and wellness going into the future to encourage healthy lifestyles for all.