Kids Get Food Education From Award Winning Chefs at @GoodFoodFestChi
What Good Food Can Teach Us - Tasty Learning Opportunities with Pilot Light at the Good Food Festival
The goal of Pilot Light is to empower children to make healthy choices for themselves and their communities. Through fun demos and interactive activities, talented chefs engage with students and help them develop skills knowledge and positive attitudes about their relationship with food.“We are excited to see that our students are building understanding of how their food choices affect their bodies, environment, and communities, : said Pilot Light program Executive Director Alexandra DeSorbo- Quinn. ” We had the opportunity to partner with Chicago Public School and the USDA in October 2015 for an event called “Reset The Table”, where our chefs designed the school lunch, a chicken taco al pastor, for CPS students. This fun and nourishing meal was paired with CommonCore aligned classroom lessons to get students excited and curious about the true power of food.”
Pilot Light cofounders Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel leading a discussion at FamilyFarmed’s 2015 Good Food Festival
On March 26 th , attendees of FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival will have a chance to check out Pilot Light curriculum first hand. Last year at the Festival, two of Pilot Light’s founding chefs, Matthias Merges and Jason Hammel, taught a lesson on building community through food. They walked attendees through a bread-making demonstration and discussed the ways in which bread can be used to bring people from all backgrounds and cultures together.
Pilot Light cofounders Matthias Merges (left) and Jason Hammel conducting a demo at FamilyFarmed’s 2015 Good Food Festival.
In addition to offering the demonstration, Pilot Light was also one of over 150 exhibitors at the Good Food Marketplace.“It was wonderful to meet so many people from throughout Chicago who share our vision for a healthier community through food education in schools,” said DeSorboQuinn. “We had such a great time last year and are excited to see what 2016 brings. We look forward to meeting new people and sharing our mission with so many likeminded individuals.”
Admission to the Pilot Light demonstration is included in the price of a ticket to enter the Good Food Festival, which also includes a Kids’ Corner sponsored and programmed by the Purple Asparagus organization and DIY workshops in the Good Food Commons area that would be of interest to children with a hands-on interest in growing or making food.
Buy online and save ‐ tickets available at www.goodfoodfestivals.com
Hours: 10 a.m.‐5 p.m March 26, 2016. Admission: $10 online ($15 at the door); kids 12 and under are free.