Cooking for Kids

We provide recipes, training and professional consultations for Oklahoma schools adjusting to the updated USDA school nutrition requirements. We’re here to help, working side by side with child nutrition professionals to determine positive changes we can make in Oklahoma school lunchrooms.

Our Goals

Cooking for Kids aims to change the landscape of school nutrition through chef-led culinary training for school nutrition professionals resulting in:

  • Greater availability of freshly prepared foods

  • Increased student participation in school meals

  • Expanded public support for child nutrition programs

Our Process

We offer Culinary Skill Development Training, Child Nutrition Leadership Training, and school-site chef consultations.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP):
Culinary Skill Development Training

These trainings are for individuals employed at child care centers participating in the CACFP.


During this hands-on training, you will gain culinary skills and new food prep techniques to apply in your kitchen and learn how to plan and prepare healthy new menu ideas from a professional chef!

Culinary Skill Development Training covers how to:
• Review and taste new recipes
• Strengthen focus on food safety
• Effectively use standardized recipes
• Improve time management skills

Upcoming Training Events

Date Time Location Sign Up
January 10, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Cherokee County OSU Extension Center, 908 South College Avenue, Tahlequah Sign Up
January 21, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Oklahoma County OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City Sign Up
January 31, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Tulsa County OSU Extension Center, 4116 East 15th Street, Tulsa Sign Up
February 11, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Mayes County OSU Extension Center, Mayes County Fairgrounds, 2200 NE. 1st, Pryor Sign Up
February 28, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Coal County OSU Extension Center, 1501 South Broadway, Coalgate Sign Up
March 3, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Oklahoma County OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City Sign Up
March 11, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Pittsburg County OSU Extension Center, 707 West Electric, McAlester Sign Up
March 21, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Garfield County OSU Extension Center, 316 E. Oxford, Enid Sign Up
March 29, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Greer County OSU Extension Center, 108 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mangum Sign Up
April 8, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Osage County OSU Extension Center, 1039 Old Highway 99, Pawhuska Sign Up
April 29, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Caddo County OSU Extension Office, 1202 East Central Blvd., Anadarko Sign Up
August 26, 2022 8:00AM TO 2:00PM Tulsa County OSU Extension Center, 4116 East 15th Street, Tulsa Sign Up