Fuel Your Food Passion

Fuel your




 Welcome to School of Food.

School of Food offers interactive and educational programming for cooking enthusiasts, food entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. We foster a food learning environment that empowers people with the skills, knowledge and experience to make their mark in the kitchen — and on the world.

Stop. Collaborate & Kitchen.

Stop. Collaborate & Kitchen.

Cooking and Business

Cooking Classes

Nothing #basic here. From master chef techniques to the latest food trends and the international cuisines you’ve always wanted to learn — you’ll be rolling up your sleeves and taking the whisk by the handle. Our classes are hands-on, interactive, and simply put, for real. We promise you’ll walk away with some serious kitchen skills and a smile on your face.

Business Training

Ready to be your own boss? Our biz training program offers a year—long educational curriculum and a la carte classes for food and beverage entrepreneurs. We celebrate what makes your business unique while providing expert led workshops, business resources and concrete scaling opportunities that allow you to grow your business in real time.

Community Kitchen

Food brings people together. Period. As a Humanim social enterprise, we draw much of our food passion from serving our community through food knowledge and empowerment. Our Community Kitchen provides educational programming for community members through cooking classes, demos, and other community events.

Group Classes

Make your corporate or special event a culinary event! From birthdays and showers to corporate team building workshops, our group class offerings inspire growth and camaraderie – in the kitchen and beyond.

Home-Grown Impact

Home-Grown Impact.

Home-grown Impact

Made in Baltimore

Our Story

School of Food began as a business training program for food and beverage entrepreneurs. Our mission? To grow Baltimore’s local food economy by creating opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs and small business owners who have faced barriers to employment or business development. What began as a workshop series led by industry experts and business leaders soon grew into a year-long curriculum, taking current and future food business owners through the complete journey of building a food business.

School of Food has since expanded its business training program to D.C. in partnership with Union Market, and opened its own teaching kitchen in East Baltimore where it offers corporate and public cooking classes for cooking enthusiasts and community members alike. Our corporate and public culinary classes go toward supporting our community job training and development.

Our Mission

School of Food is proud to be a Humanim Social Enterprise. We are passionate about growing Baltimore's local food economy through training, job creation and food business technical assistance. As a Baltimore-based 501(c)(3), we are committed to training and hiring community members with barriers to employment. Learn how we’re helping to build a food ecosystem in Baltimore! Download Report.