A Note of Gratitude

From all of us at Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training (CIT) Program … Thank you.
We are so grateful to our host, 3rd Cousin, and the members of the community who came out to support. We are also appreciative of the chef talent that added flavor to our plates, and to the vineyards and mixologists who filled our glasses. A special thank you to Abbey Party Rents SF for providing our beautiful dinnerware. And to Postmates for matching the evening’s donations.
Sunday night, we raised over $76k. This represents the culinary training and mentorship of over 20 young adults in need of a fresh start. Thanks to your help, we will be expanding our CIT program in San Jose and New York City in 2020.
Thank you for investing in our community’s youth.

Empowering The Next Generation

Sprouts Cooking Club empowers youth from all backgrounds to eat and live sustainably by teaching them how to cook healthy meals for themselves and their ​communities​. ​Sprouts’ Chef-In-Training Program​​ trains underserved youth to become chefs through ​hands-on internships alongside real chefs ​right ​in real restaurants.

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Our Programs


Chef-in-Training Program
A 3-6 month culinary career training program where real chefs teach underserved, young adults the skills needed to secure a competitive job in the modern restaurant industry.

In-Restaurant Cooking Classes and Camps
Classes and camps for diverse children, 7-13, in the Bay Area, San Jose, NYC, and Paris.
All classes serve as a fundraiser for Sprouts Chef-In-Training Program.

CIT Fundraiser Birthday Parties
Youth birthday parties that serve as a fundraiser for Sprouts Chef-In-Training program.

Coachart Cooking Classes
Cooking classes for children impacted by chronic illnesses.


Sprouts’ fundraises for the Chef-In-Training Program by hosting cooking classes and camps for youth of all backgrounds that take place right inside restaurants, farms, and gardens. Classes are led by real chefs, farmers, and culinary guests.


The Chef-In-Training Program provides under-served, young adults a platform to break the cycle of poverty and violence by training them to become chefs. Chef-In-Training interns spend six months with a local mentor chef learning everything they need to be able to land a job in the restaurant industry.

BAY: (510) 680-3614
Sprouts Locations

San Jose
San Diego
San Francisco
New York City
Headquarters: 169 11th Street, San Francisco CA 94103