Fresh Chefs Society

Fresh Chefs Society is an Austin nonprofit, empowers youth, typically ages 16–21, transitioning out of foster care to take charge of their eating lifestyle and connecting those who are interested in a career in the culinary field. Fresh Chefs Society provides targeted hands-on cooking experiences and basic knowledge needed for foster youth to learn to cook independently and healthily, while also connecting to their community by meeting chefs, visiting grocery stores, and understanding the local food movement, food accessibility, and nutrition. The AFWA grant provided program support for the organization to continue hosting interactive cooking demonstrations and hands-on classes that educate and empower youth with life skills.