Food Story Time

We have many talented chefs, farmers, and other food professionals in the Baltimore area. But did you know they are great storytellers too?

Each month, we partner with a different City neighborhood and visit a group of elementary aged students for a fun, educational, food-focused story time. We read a food - focused books, share a recipe (which kids get to try), and then kids get to build their food literacy skills with a fun activity. We invite local chefs, farmers, and food professionals to join us and share about their role with food and answer questions from kids. 

We also share this learning and fun with you as we post videos and activities that kids can do from anywhere.

story time with Audiel Vera

2023 Monthly Food Story Times

We will be doing our live, in-person monthly Food Story Times in Title 1 elementary schools in Baltimore City this year. If you are interested in being considered, please email Julie at

We will also be posting the books, activities, and more on this page so kids, classes, and families can have their own monthly story times anywhere! Details will be shared here by mid-February.

What to start reading now? See below for one of our favorite books with some conversation starters and activity you can do now. You can also check out any of our recorded food story times from last year on our YouTube channel!

Check out some of our 2022 Food Story Times

We had some great special guests join us last year. Click on each of our Chef guests listed below to find the videos, recipes, prompts and more from each event.

Make the Recipes from our Stories

Some of the amazing chefs who have read stories with us also share a family friendly recipe for story time participants to try at home. Did story time leave you feeling inspired to try new foods and experiment in the kitchen? You can find all our Food Story Time recipes and more in our recipe box!