We are an inclusive group of visionary food service directors who, together with progressive educators and respected culinary professionals, are passionate about improving the food we feed our kids in school and the impact that freshly prepared, good quality food can have on their educational success and their overall health and well being. We bring diverse experiences and a collective expertise that makes achieving a higher standard for food in schools possible. And as influencers in our respective fields, we are uniquely qualified to speak to the educational, culinary and practical benefits of scratch cooking and to affect change in each of those areas.

Meet our Founding School District Leaders:

Chef Ann Cooper

Former Director of Food Services, Boulder Valley School District

Rob Jaber

Executive Director, Food & Nutrition Services, District of Columbia Public Schools

Amy Maclosky

Director, Arlington Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services

Ryan Mikolaycik

Executive Director, Austin ISD Food Services and Warehouse Operations

Stephen O’Brien

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Policy, Office of Food and Nutrition Services, NYC Department of Education

Bertrand Weber

Director, Culinary and Wellness Services, Minneapolis Public Schools

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All photos courtesy of Evan Sung