What happens when you build a kitchen classroom smack in the middle of the pole beans and broccoli? You get a crop of students who not only know where their food comes from (because they planted it) but also how to cook delicious and nutritious meals. The 3,000-square-foot Kitchen House & Culinary Garden is the first of its kind in the United States to be conceived of and built from the ground-up specifically to give students an edible education experience. Orlando Junior Academy's 5th-8th grade students have been sowing, growing, harvesting and cooking since 2011 as part of their core-curriculum, but in a make-shift "kitchen" lacking even the bare essentials. By Fall 2017, they -- and other kids from the community -- will be developing their mad skills in the brand new Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden, located directly across the street from the OJA campus, at 26 E. King Street, in College Park.
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden is located at 26 E. King Street, Orlando, Florida 32804, in College Park, across from the Orlando Junior Academy campus.