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Chefsville Kids

Celebrate African American Cooking Greats (Assembly Program) On Campus 2019-20

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Residency, On Campus Professional Development, On Campus Program
Prof. Dev., Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed, Bilingual


Food is a fantastic vehicle for providing an exciting learning adventure that will captivate students, and is versatile enough to connect to any academic medium - even language arts! In this inspirational and encouraging program, students will be absolutely thrilled with the African American contribution not only to culinary arts but to the entire world. By their inventions and achievements, billions of lives have been saved and joy has been brought to millions of people all over the world. This program showcases heroic African Americans who excelled in their time with perseverance, determination and willingness to make life better. Our program covers Edna Lewis, Rufus Estes, George Crum, George Washington Carver, Chef Hercules, Frederick McKinley, Alfred Cralle, Norbert Rillieux and more. Volunteer audience participants may work with ingredients, equipment, and perform cooking techniques as directed by our chef instructor.

Students Will

  • See through a lively presentation, and storytelling, recognize and distinguish various forms of advertisements, written works, images, and graphics, in various forms of media that impact human behavior.
  • Use their listening, comprehension, and ability to follow a set of instructions tested by joining the instructor when making a recipe, using equipment and working with ingredients.
  • Participate in a food tasting of a demonstrated recipe (upon principal approval)
  • Be inspired and encouraged as they listen actively about heroes


Dates: Monday - Friday, Contact Chef Scott for weekend availability.
Times: 8:15am - 1pm, and evenings for PTA/PTO
Duration: 1 hour
School Fee: Flat Rate: $339.00
Minimum Attendance: 20
Maximum Attendance: 400
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Digital projector, ELMO, electrical outlets, speaker system (if needed), laptop, cart, access to copier, 1 or 2 - 8ft table, and trash can
Other Information: This assembly is tailored to be appropriate for early, middle, or upper elementary grades. Call Chef Sarah at 972-800-5344 to schedule program.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please book event at least 2 weeks in advance, if possible. Book events as soon as possible because demand for Chefsville Kids programming has dramatically increased. For scheduling, availability and confirmation of program please contact Chefsville at 972.516.0325 or e-mail [email protected] *** Chefsville can substitute or fill-in for other programs that have conflicts of time from another vendor/artist or to avoid cancellation of your program entirely. Please call and give us at least two days notice. For site managers, or other leads, please provide teacher's name, phone number and e-mail address when calling. This will allow for quick and efficient scheduling of your program. Also please have the voucher and approval code with you. Program is confirmed when voucher is approved. If you reach our voicemail, please leave school name, your name and phone# and times you are available and what program and date(s) of interest.
Deadline: Program must be booked 2 weeks before desired date.
Cancellation Policy: There are no cancellations, only rescheduling of program within 2 weeks of scheduled date. Please make sure that scheduling is not on state or DISD testing dates. Other than inclement weather, Chefsville will charge for scheduled events on the day event was scheduled. Failure to notify Chefsville two weeks in advance of the scheduled date of any schedule changes or failure to attend the scheduled event will result in the school paying the full price to the program in accordance to the approved voucher.
After School Policy: Program must be at the same location for multiple sessions. Written parental permission required to be at this program after school unless it is a Thriving Minds program. A school faculty member must be available at all times. Additionally, the school is responsible for providing a roster, and approved parent pick up instructions. Private payments should be made prior to venue unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Educational Materials

      Edna Lewis

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