Administration Team


As volunteer President/CEO of Edible Education Experience, Janice Banks handles the overall financial management and administrative functions of this growing non-profit.

Janice Banks

President/CEO


As Garden Educator of Edible Education Experience, Brad Jones handles everything related to the 3,500 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.

Brad Jones

Garden Educator


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Edible Education Experience is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Abby M. Shackelford to the newly created position of Business Development Director. Abby comes to us from Junior Achievement of Central Florida, where for over three years, she distinguished herself as Operations Manager. Her main duties include earned income development and expanding programs. She’ll be reporting to President/CEO Janice Banks.

Abby M. Shackelford

Business Development Director


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

Chef Instructor



As Co-Founder of Edible Education Experience Sarah Cahill coordinates our Chef Night for families. For five years, Sarah taught cooking classes for Orlando Junior Academy alongside Chef Kevin Fonzo and led in the development of our Teacher Academy. A volunteer since our non-profit’s early days, Sarah serves as a core team member.

                      Sarah Cahill

                      Chef Instructor


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 for our Seed-to-Table Teacher Academy. Since 2010, Kevin taught cooking classes for Orlando Junior Academy alongside Chef Sarah Cahill and now Chef Allyson Van Lenten.

Kevin Fonzo

                                         Chef