Volunteer Administration Team
As Executive Director of Edible Education Experience, Janice Banks handles the overall financial management and administrative functions of this recently formed non-profit and also serves as Board Secretary.
As Garden Coordinator of Edible Education Experience, Brad Jones handles everything related to the 1,500 sq.ft. Culinary Garden, from planning the crops and coordinating edible lessons with teachers to providing hands-on experiences for garden visitors and harvesting the garden’s produce.
As Chef Instructor, Allyson Van Lenten creates and teaches curriculum-based lessons for Edible Education Experience. She is also the lead Chef Instructor for Orlando Junior Academy, where cooking and gardening are integrated into math, science, literacy, and U.S. history classes.
Allyson Van Lenten
As Co-Founder of Edible Education Experience and Chef Night Event Coordinator, Sarah Cahill runs our Chef Night for Families and serves as one of the lead instructors at Edible Schoolyard Academy for Teachers. For the past five years, Sarah taught cooking classes for Orlando Junior Academy alongside Chef Kevin Fonzo. A volunteer since our non-profit’s early days, Sarah serves as a core committee member.
As Co-Founder of Edible Education Experience and Chef Instructor, Kevin Fonzo works to help integrate cooking and gardening into math, science, literacy, and history lessons. He also serves as one of the lead instructors at Edible Schoolyard Academy for Teachers. Since 2010, Kevin taught cooking classes for Orlando Junior Academy alongside Chef Sarah Cahill and now Chef Allyson Van Lenten.