A Fresh Approach to Education

Meet Your Instructor

Our resident instructor is Chef Ann Cooper, internationally recognized author, chef, educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children. Also known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady,” Chef Ann serves as the Director of Food Services for Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Ann has over 40 years of experience as a chef, with nearly 20 years leading and supporting school food programs.

Students in School Food Institute courses can access Chef Ann’s extensive school food and culinary expertise through engaging video lectures, regular office hours, and individual feedback on assignments. Learn from an acclaimed leader in school food change today!

Learn more about Chef Ann Cooper