Become a Teen Chef with Fox Valley Food for Health


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Prairie Kitchen Kane County Fairgrounds525 South Randall RoadSt Charles, IL 60175


Cooking, Caring, Compassion and Community

Fox Valley Food for Health teaches teens to prepare healthy, beautiful meals that are delivered to patients dealing with serious illness (predominantly cancer), and their families. The program is unique in that four separate groups benefit from the program:

Patients and their families who receive healthy nutritious meals during treatment;

Caregivers who are freed up to focus on the emotional and practical needs of their family;

Teens, who receive focused training in cooking from formally trained mentor chefs and nutrition from a licensed dietician;

Adult volunteers, who get a wonderful sense of fulfillment as they give back to the community, and have a chance to fight back against a disease that has affected so many of us.

Every week, many Fox Valley Food for Health volunteers join us to grow, prepare, cook, package, and deliver our delicious and nutritious meals within community.

Would you like to becomeme a Teen chef? Do you have an interest in food, cooking, wishing to learn more on making healthy choices? Wanting to impact your community in a positive way by supporting our own community?

Our teen chefs work with Chefs and adult kitchen mentors, learn cooking skills and increase their knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating behaviors, and food safety while learning how to make a difference in their community.

Monday and or Tuesdays afternoons 3PM- 6PM aprox in our Kitchen, located in Saint Charles.


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Nutrition
  • Relationship Building
  • Ushering
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week Monday or Tuesdays
  • ServSafe Food Handlers online Course
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