Meet The Chefs
Meet The Chefs
Our chefs are here to help you with hands-on training in the kitchen. They’re not just trained culinary experts – they’re passionate about helping kids throughout Oklahoma eat right. You can request a chef consultation here.
Chef Tiffany Poe has a storied background in the field of child nutrition. She worked with school districts to incorporate the Oklahoma Farm to School program, in which schools obtain fresh, locally sourced ingredients directly from producers. She graduated with honors from The Culinary Institute of America and Oklahoma State University, and she now works as a clinical faculty member in OSU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration.
Tiffany’s passion for child nutrition led her to become involved with Cooking for Kids as one of the program’s leading chef consultants. She helps guide the leadership team in culinary training and liaises with the chef community.
Chef Callie Fowler grew up in the kitchen with her family, honing a love of cooking into a successful career. She attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and earned a spot in its exclusive manager-in-training program. Callie went on to open several restaurants in California and, after returning to her home state, downtown Tulsa.
Callie serves as the executive chef of child nutrition for Union Public Schools. Her efforts to bring health and nutritional education to children make her a perfect partner for Cooking for Kids.
Born in Kirksville, Missouri, Bill has had a small town mentality from the beginning. He has lived in over 20 cities, gathering ideas to incorporate into his life menu. From Tulsa to Chicago, Tokyo and San Diego, his passion has always been food - good food. His Tulsa Thyme Bistro was a staple for seven years until he got a corporate nudge and ran Child Nutrition programs for outlining public school districts.
His newest endeavor rested at the locally owned Reasor's Grocery as a part of the creative engine for their flagship store on Brookside. He is proud to be a part of the local food movement, found in Oklahoma's Healthy Cornerstore Initiative to continue outreach and solution to provide healthy food for students, parents, and school members.
Cooking for Kids is a perfect marriage of all his endeavors and the future is bright for bringing knowledge and fun of food for kids of all ages.