As a school-based program, Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen is implemented in elementary and middle schools around the U.S, with a preference for schools serving middle to low income students from rural, suburban and urban areas. 

Schools selected to become education partners are evaluated on several attributes to determine their ability to adopt and scale the program over time. 

Who is our ideal school partner?

  • 500 – 700 students in size
  • Grades Kindergarten – 8th
  • Existing operational school garden with on-site space to construct a teaching kitchen.
  • At least 12 months of experience with experiential teaching practices.
  • Dedicated development staff member or committee with proven fundraising capabilities.

How to Apply

Applicant must be a 501c3 K-8 public, private or charter school. Consideration will also be given to a school foundation applying on behalf of a non-profit K-8 public, private or charter school if the foundation exists solely to benefit and support the named school on the application.

Interested Schools should submit a letter of interest to Emeril Lagasse Foundation demonstrating its willingness and ability to implement Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen. Upon consideration, the foundation will contact qualified schools with further application instructions. Unsolicited applications will not be accepted.

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