Engaging NYC students on the A, B, Cs of seasonality

Setting good eating behaviors starts at a young age. That's why Chefs for Impact teamed up with Chef Casey Baker to present the students of New York City schools and local community centers the opportunity to get to know their fruits and vegetables through a workshop of fun hands-on learning activities, taste-testing and the A, B, Cs of seasonality. These were the first of many in-person workshops to come!

Olivia Chessé Founder and President of Chefs for Impact


Chef Casey Baker is no stranger to food education. The Joel Robuchon, Jean Georges, and Danny Meyer alum started Dinein, a meal delivery service designed to bring fine dining recipes and techniques to people’s kitchens with step-by-step instructions, showcasing local ingredients. Most importantly, he has a passion to share his food knowledge with kids on how to eat local. So collaborating with Chef Casey was a perfect match! Tap HERE to read the full Q&A.


These students got an up close and personal look at the strawberry – from seed to stem, and from touch to taste. Through this series of sensory and hands-on activities, the kids had the opportunity to better understand all the aspects of this seasonal fruit.


Chef Casey, with help from Miss Strawberry, prepared a refreshing strawberry smoothie and delicious chicken and strawberry sandwich for the kids to enjoy!


Please join Chefs for Impact and Chef Casey Baker to help us continue to provide more NYC teachers and students the resources on the importance of seasonality and eating local seasonal fruits and vegetables. Two ways you can support our food education programs is by purchasing our beautifully designed Jute Bag and Seasonal Guide. All proceeds will benefit Chefs for Impact and its ongoing initiatives, programs and communities through our education, media, and advocacy. Tap HERE to buy. Illustration: Pauline Leveque-Levy

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