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Cooking School


Food Literacy Center
Future Cooking School & Headquarters

“Food literacy education is as important as reading and math. This project brings critical food education into school day academic curriculum, a big broccoli step towards improving the health of our kids!”

-Amber Stott, Founding Executive Director, Food Literacy Center

Support continued programs today!

Rendering of Food Literacy Center

About the Cooking School

Our center is now open! Our cooking school is a city-run community garden, headquarters, and student gardens managed by our program staff.

Kid with broccoli

Support Expanded Programs
at our cooking school and garden

Our organization is ready to grow and increase programs for the kids we serve. The cooking school is built and paid for by the Sacramento City Unified School District, so every new dollar raised goes towards programs for our kids and community. 

Timeline of the cooking school

History & Timeline
Food Literacy Center Cooking School Project

This ambitious and first-of-its-kind project was built in partnership with the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD), the City of Sacramento, HMC Architects, and The Mill at Broadway, which neighbors the school campus. We are excited that it is finally here!

Construction Site

Cooking School Construction Updates

Six years ago, we signed up to lead a project that will transform a vacant lot near public housing and one of the elementary schools we serve. The vision: improve the health of children by transforming the school district to prioritize food literacy education in our children’s school day alongside math and reading. Years of collaboration between Food Literacy Center, SCUSD, and the City of Sacramento has resulted in construction of a 4,500 sq ft cooking school and student gardens that bring this vision to life! 

Kids with radicchio

Cooking School FAQ

We are excited for the future Food Literacy Center’s cooking school, which also serves as Food Literacy Center’s headquarters. We look forward to providing meaningful programs that invite the Leataata Floyd community to share this resource. If you have any questions about the project or Food Literacy Center, please reach out to

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