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Future 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

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Naming Opportunities
Cooking School & Urban Garden

Naming opportunities at the new Food Literacy Center offers brand and personal recognition that showcases your community engagement. Your support will help us build the next generation of healthy kids!

Naming Opportunities PDF

Rendering of Food Literacy Center

Overview & Background

Our new center is coming soon! Floyd Farms at Leataata Floyd Elementary will be home to a city-run community garden, Food Literacy Center’s cooking school and headquarters, and student gardens managed by our program staff.


Urban Farm & Garden at Floyd Farms

Located at the south end of Floyd Farms, directly behind the cooking school, will be a 2-acre multi-use, outdoor classroom operated by Food Literacy Center. Our farm was designed with one goal in mind: encouraging children to eat their vegetables.

Student cutting oranges

Become a Sponsor
Two-year Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship will allow us to continue our mission, and to expand our programming to reach more kids in Sacramento. Together, we are creating healthier kids!

New Cooking School – Video

New Cooking School – Video

School is getting healthier for Sacramento kids! Food Literacy Center shares plans for our new cooking school, which broke ground yesterday. Check out drone footage of the future site, architectural drawings, and hear about our founder & CEO’s vision.

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Kids doing veggie cheer - photo by Adam Gottlieb

What our Cooking School Means for the Community
Message from CEO, Amber Stott

Amber Stott is the Founder and CEO of Food Literacy Center.

Last year, a teacher at Leataata Floyd Elementary asked the students why they like their food literacy class. Several students said they like trying new foods. Others said they love cooking their own food. One student said, “They never give up on us.” 

Aubrey with seeds

Follow a Food Adventurer
See what a typical day will be for a student at the new Food Literacy Center

Rates of diet-related disease are high, reflecting the 40% of students in Sacramento who are obese or overweight, and 1 in 3 living with type 2 diabetes. Studies show that developing healthy habits early can help prevent these diet-related diseases. Our free cooking and nutrition program empowers kids to improve their diets with healthy food. 

We invite you to follow Aubrey, a food adventurer in our food literacy program, as we share what her day looks like. 

Groundbreaking - photo by Adam Gottlieb

Path to Breaking Ground at Floyd Farms
Message from Board President, Stacey Kauffman

Stacey Kauffman is the Board President for Food Literacy Center, and Senior Vice President at

Thank you for supporting Food Literacy Center on its path to a new cooking school at the Leataata Floyd Elementary School campus. This ambitious, first-of-its-kind project brings together a unique set of partners in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Let me provide some history of how this all began over eight years ago. 

Press release
Rendering of Future Cooking School

Groundbreaking for Floyd Farms
Food Literacy Center Breaks Ground on Future Cooking School to Provide Free Healthy Cooking Programs

SACRAMENTO, CA. (September 18, 2019) – Food Literacy Center is pleased to announce the official groundbreaking of the Food Literacy Center’s future cooking school at Floyd Farms. Floyd Farms at Leataata Floyd Elementary will be home to a city-run community garden, Food Literacy Center’s cooking school and student gardens managed by the nonprofit’s program staff. The project will serve the 330 elementary school students enrolled at Leataata Floyd Elementary and their families, students throughout the Sacramento City Unified School District, and community members.

Timeline of the cooking school

History & Timeline
Food Literacy Center & Cooking School Project

This ambitious and first-of-its-kind project is 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 coming to life!

Kids with radicchio

Cooking School FAQ

We are excited for the future Floyd Farm’s cooking school, which will also serve 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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