2021 Summer Cultured Cooking Series for 6th-12th graders  June 22nd-August 19th.


The Cultured Cooking Summer Program 2021 is a comprehensive and interactive food education program designed for students ages 11-17. Through simultaneous in-person and virtual cooking classes participating students will engage in culturally enriching educational experiences centered around food. These classes will be led by Jacobsen Valentine; chef, founder, and Executive Director of Feed the Mass, a non-profit organization based in Portland. Students will have the opportunity to engage with one another and Chef Jacobsen throughout the class experience, as they create healthy, fresh, hot meals they can enjoy with their friends and family. No previous cooking experience is necessary. We hope to prioritize participation from students who are members of vulnerable and underserved communities.


How long is the Program?

The program will run 8 weeks; June 22nd-August 19th; (no classes July 5th-9th).

Where will in-person classes take place?

In-person classes will be held at Faubion School; outdoors on the covered basketball court

School address is 2930 NE Dekum St. Portland OR, 97211.

What time are the classes?

Classes are from 10 am- 12 pm or 2 pm-4 pm. Tuesday is for middle schoolers and Thursday is for high schoolers.

How many children in the class?

Each class will have a maximum of 24 Students in person and 100 Students online.

*Students will work in groups of up to 3 to create each dish.*

How many classes are there?

We have 8 classes total for each group. (The last week of classes will all be held virtually.)

What if my child has a food allergy or dietary restriction?

We will accommodate most dietary restrictions - please specify when registering.

What is the dress code at in-person classes?

Students must wear closed-toed shoes, long hair must be tied back or under a hat, avoid wearing loose long sleeve shirts

What are the COVID protocols?

  • All staff will wear face coverings during the class.

  • Students will also be wearing face coverings unless they are eating. 

  • *For health protocols, Students attending in-person classes must register for one-time slot only. 

  • Everyone will go through a health screening before each class. 

  • Students will work in teams of four.

  • Workstations will be sanitized before and after each class.

  • PPE will be available at check-in.

  • Current CDC, state & local protocols will be followed. 

  • More information will be provided upon registration.

Rules for parents

  1. Please arrive 15 minutes early before class.

  2. Please pick up your child(ren) on time.

  3. Please alert Program staff prior to any alternate pick-up plans.

  4. Covid is still present so we ask if for any reason your children do not feel well, do not let them come to the class.

  5. Bullying, fighting, bad language, racial slurs, putting self or others in danger, or blatant defiance of Program rules will not be tolerated.

  • Cultured Cooking Summer Program 2021
    Tue, Jun 22
    Faubion School
    Jun 22, 10:00 AM PDT – Aug 19, 4:00 PM PDT
    Faubion School, 2930 NE Dekum St, Portland, OR 97211, USA
    Summer Cooking classes for 6-8th graders on Tuesdays and 9-12th graders Thursdays.