About Us

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 29,972 meals to families in crisis due to illness, and teens have donated over 3,000 service hours!