The Land of Food and SuperPowers

join us and become smarter, stronger, and happier

Chef’s Village is an immersive learning environment for people of all ages, brought to you by Silver Linings, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been helping kids and the environment for over 25 years.
From cookies and custards to steaks and sous vide… from knife skills to farming… from slow cooking to wok hei, Chef’s Village has something for everyone. And not only will you learn to cook, you’ll become smarter, stronger, and happier in the process. We promise, and we’ll teach you how and why.

Expert Curriculum

Some of our Experts

Learn from the world’s top chefs, food scientists, and other expert who have generously contributed their knowledge and experience to give you a well-rounded education in the world of food.

Our online programs includes a culinary program, a baking and pastry program, food science, a deep dive into chocolate, cooking with smoke, ice creams and frozen desserts, farming and sustainability, nutrition, health and safety, tools and appliances, plants and animals, fish and fowl, and more.

Once you’ve learned the basics you can visit the homes of some of the best and most interesting chefs and bakers around and learn their recipes, tips, and techniques.

Partners & Contributors


Many generous people and companies are donating their products, their time, and their knowledge, allowing us to create powerful programs for schools and individuals, including free cooking kits for our scholarship recipients, hydroponic gardens for schools, and many other resources.

If you are an organization that can contribute to our work, we’d love to hear from you.

Available to Everyone

Our online program is designed for teens and young adults, but truly it’s great for anyone. All of the food science and sustainability content on our site is free to everyone. Tuition rates for our cooking and baking programs are based on self-reported ability to pay. We also offer scholarships which include free kitchen starter kits including items such as a digital thermometer and digital scale. Your personal financial situation will never be a barrier to participation in the Chef’s Village.

Sliding scale enrollment options and full scholarships are available.

About Silver Linings

Founded in 1997, Silver Linings has been involved with many areas related to kids and the environment, including funding medical research, improving facilities for kids in the hospital, enhancing school music programs, and providing other resources and benefits to our children.

In addition to our community projects, our fund-raising projects include producing a number of concerts: Carlos Santana, Buster Williams, Kenny Barron, Robert Silverman, and other rock, jazz, and classical musicians.

The Secret of the Golden Recipe

Help our villagers solve the mystery of the Golden Recipe! Get to know all the people who live in our Village, solve problems together, and learn all the secrets that this bucolic land is hiding away.

Eating Right Makes for Better Living at
School, Work, and Play

Learn How Food Works and How to Work with Food
for Smarter, Stronger, and Happier Living

Chef’s Village provides the inspiration, knowledge, and methodology to change
how people think about food and take control of how and what they eat.

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