In the spring of each school year, a nervous excitement fills the Emeril Lagasse Kitchen House and Culinary Garden as middle schoolers from Orlando Junior Academy (OJA) prepare to compete in the annual Iron Chef Jr. Competition.
Now in its ninth year, our annual Seed-to-Table Teachers Academy is an engaging, two-day workshop at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden designed to convey the value and techniques of an edible education.
With fall season just around the corner, we can begin to appreciate the growth around us and give thanks for what is in front of us. Fall in Florida looks a whole lot different than fall in New England. It’s not harvest season in Florida, instead fall is a culmination of new beginnings, not the end. We can’t appreciate a full harvest at a Thanksgiving meal, if we don’t appreciate the beginnings of a new season.
What better way to get your students learning about the importance of seed-to-table education than getting a hands-on experience to cultivate their own healthy dishes? Take a field trip to Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden!
Our first Summer . . . in our inspiring new space . . . connecting kids with seed-to-table learning experiences to build a healthy future . . . has been blessed!
Field Trips ~ Home School Groups ~ Week-long Camps ~ Teacher Academy ~ Chef Night ~ Sunday Morning Gardening ~ Trevi Pasta Contest Winner ~ Private Events
A bare table with 40 chairs is stretched down the length of the covered veranda of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden. Tonight it is the Mentors’ Table, a fundraising event spearheaded by Chef Jaime McFadden’s PEAS Foundation.
A project in the making since 2014, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden officially opened its doors at Orlando Junior Academy in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando.