Partners & Contributing Vendors
Thermoworks, the industry leader in temperature-measuring devices, is generously donating hundreds of pocket thermometers to our program as part of the cooking and baking toolkit we will be giving to our students.
AeroGarden (part of MiracleGro) has been making home-based hydroponic systems since 2006. AeroGarden offers nine models of hydroponic home gardens as small as your toaster. They assemble in minutes without tools, have a control panel that turns lights on and off, and remind owners to add its liquid nutrient packs, which contain no pesticides or herbicides. AeroGarden is donating hydroponic gardens to our program that will be given to the schools where we bring our free programs.
Audio High has provided most of the funding for Silver Linings since our founding in 1997. Audio High designs and builds home automation systems, theaters, music systems, and many other system for both residential and commercial clients.
Hale View Partners, LLC builds Little Kitchen Academy culinary schools for kids in Washington State and Oregon and provides classes at cost to Silver Linings so we may give scholarships to disadvantaged kids and teens, allowing them to attend for free. These classes are designed specifically for kids so they not only learn to cook, learn about food and nutrition, and develop good eating habits, but also to acquire important life skills including problem-solving, working cooperatively and independently, self-worth, and communication.
The Jacques Pépin Foundation was formed in June, 2016 by Jacques Pépin and his closest family to translate Jacques’ inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people disenfranchised from the workforce. The JP Foundation has donated books and other items and made Jacques’ educational videos available for us to share.
CocoaTown is a company that designs, manufactures, and sells specialty machines for home and professional use in the small-batch craft chocolate industry. Since their founding in 2006 they have enabled “chocopreneurs” to be successful in more than 100 countries. In addition to the equipment they make, they provide free educational videos and seminars so anyone can learn to make their own chocolate. CocoaTown is lending a complete set of their entry-level equipment to Chef’s Village to allow us to teach others about bean-to-bar chocolate and give them hands-on experience in this fascinating and super-cool process.