Stephanie Forbes

About our Chef!

Every Saturday morning,  you will find our chef Stephanie  at the local farmer’s markets sourcing the organic  produce used to create the delicious and nourishing meals teen chefs prepare each week.  We are so grateful for the love and care she puts into creating each week’s menu!

Stephanie Forbes, C.N.C.
Stephanie is a certified nutrition consultant who specializes in whole food nutrition. She loves to work at the farm and in the kitchen. Her focus is on creating simple and healthy recipes from locally grown sources. She has implemented farm to school programs to elementary age students. Her belief is that, by bringing the students out of the classroom and into the garden, they learn hands on where vegetables come from, allowing them to enjoy the taste of their work. Her passion for whole food nutrition and cooking has inspired her to be a part of the Teen Kitchen Project and she feels very passionate about working with teens and serving her community.



Tax ID # 27-0524692.  Teen Kitchen Project is a DBA of the Boomerang Foundation.



The Teen Kitchen Project is a nonprofit organization that brings young people into the kitchen to learn to cook delicious and nourishing food. The meals they prepare are delivered free of charge to individuals and families who are in crisis due to a life-threatening illness like cancer. We serve families in Santa Cruz County, California.


The teens gain skills in cooking healthy food, learn about the impact of their food choices, and are offered an opportunity to build connections through community service.


The Teen Kitchen Project operates on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, out of a commercial kitchen in Soquel, California. We are supported through donations from the community.


Since September 2012, we have served over 23,401 meals to families in crisis due to illness, and teens have donated over 3,000 service hours!


Meals Served

As of 11/19/2014, we have served
23,401 meals

Fundraising Drive

Below are funds raised
towards our $50,000 goal.

Olimometer 2.47

Cindy Estrada



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Teen Kitchen Project is proud to be a Ceres Affiliate Partner, a national network of organizations building healthier communities by empowering young people, promoting community service, caring for our neighbors in need, and restoring healthy and organic fresh foods to their place as the foundation of health for people and planet.

We are grateful to Ceres Community Project for the inspiration and training to launch Teen Kitchen Project. To learn more about Ceres go to