Chef Ann Foundation

Chef Ann Foundation

Enabling schools to serve healthy, tasty meals that keep children well-nourished and ready to learn.


A passion for whole-ingredient, scratch cooking

The Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) provides onsite assessments, professional development, salad bars, specialized programming, and free tools and resources to schools to keep children well-nourished and ready to learn.



Programs to promote healthy meals

The Chef Ann Foundation wants all children to have equal access to healthy school meals to allow them to meet their true potential in the classroom.

From one chef’s vision of incorporating fresher, more nutritious food for children in schools, to a national organization offering education and programming to increase the awareness surrounding children’s nutritional issues, CAF is recognized as a leader in self-operated, cook-from-scratch school food operations.

Through programs and education like Get Schools Cooking, Salad Bars to Schools, The Lunch Box, Project Produce, and School Food Institute, CAF has successfully impacted over 3 million children in school districts across the country.

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Programs and resources.
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The importance of scratch cooking for kids.
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Tools to work locally to create change.
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The measured impact of the Chef Ann Foundation.
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Support the Chef Ann Foundation

Support the mission and work by donating to this great cause. You can also engage with your local school district or learn more about hosting a Real School Food Challenge in your area.

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