Works within communities in live classes promoting community engagement to narrow the cultural gaps in our neighborhoods. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 entity that provides two programs: Cooking Up English and Cookovers.

Since 2010 we have served over 450 participants from all over the world, with as many as 12 languages represented in one class. 84% of participants report increased confidence speaking the language of study and 96% of participants report improved cultural understanding. Two data points we believe are worth continuing.


Cooking Up English

explores American recipes and culture with English language learners over the course of five week series. Each series is focused on a particular “food genre” – Comfort Foods or American Breakfasts, for example. We delve into cultural nuance and immersive language learning. Participants learn everyday phrases, practical modern language, and new culinary skills.

If you are a school, faith group or non-profit you can purchase a 12-month license to serve your own community. As a licensee, your group will receive:

  • Instructional Kit, which includes: instructor guide, linguistic & cultural competency guide, dry erase tools and a small gift from us
  • Unlimited access to copyrighted Cooking Up English curricula with unique Access ID
  • 2hour Train-the-Trainer Webinar or In-Person Training, depending on location

What’s included?

  • 5 English lessons with recipes. Each lesson is modeled for a 2 hour class, ready to instruct!
  • Suitable for beginner, intermediate and advance levels
  • Cultural significance of recipes included in every lesson
  • Language games and challenges provided as a continuation of hands-on experience
  • As time allows, our recipes suggest cooking be prepared from scratch to demonstrate healthier options

Lesson Options

Comfort Foods

Includes 5 English lessons with these recipes:

Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken Soup & Foccacia Bread, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, Meatloaf, and Macaroni & Cheese

U.S. Regional Foods

Includes 5 English lessons with these recipes:

Fish Tacos, Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo, Homemade Pizza, Chili Dogs, and Hamburgers & Homemade Buns

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Host an International Dinner Party!

Cookovers are hosted in private homes for friends, family and co-workers interested in a fun, hands-on dinner party. Instructors arrive with everything they need so you don’t have to do a thing other than invite your friends to your house! $745 for up to 10 people in the Austin, Texas community.

Cookovers Feature:

  • Accommodation up to 10 people
  • Full dinner menu
  • Adaptation for varying language and culinary skills
  • Experienced, native bilingual instructors
  • We do the cleaning!

As a bonus, we even provide complimentary wine and party favors! This will be your best party yet!

Want to host? Here are the steps:

    1. Choose the language you want to learn
    2. Tell us two preferable dates

We will be in touch to determine dates, gather space information and any special requirements you may have. We will reply within 24 hours of your request. For more information, email us at [email protected]