Partners, Vendors, and Content Contributors

Note: Watch this space as we announce more contributors in the near future.

Culinary Science Advisory Board

Harold McGee
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
Dave Arnold

Contributing Chefs, Scientists, & other Experts

Baking & Pastry, Chocolate & Confectionery, Frozen Desserts:
  • Daniel Mikosz
  • Michael Silver
  • Other TBA
Science, Sustainability, and other Such Subjects:
  • Dave Arnold (science & mixology)
  • Michael Silver (science)
  • Dr. David Estroff (pediatric medicine)
  • Dr. Kerry Beal (chocolate tempering)
Recipes & Supplemental Embedded Content:
  • Thomas Keller
  • Aarón Sanchez
  • Stella Parks
  • Gordon Ramsay

  • Alexis Gabriel Ainouz
  • Ken Forkish
  • Dan Souza
  • David Chang
  • Aaron Benjamin
  • Alice Waters
  • Grant Crilly
  • Others TBA
Creative Team
  • Michael Silver: Concept, Web Design, and Project Management
  • Cleo Huggins: Village Design and Drawings
  • Lilia Ortiz: Character Design & Graphic Novel

Industry Partners and Contributors

Thermoworks, the industry leader in temperature-measuring devices, is generously donating hundreds of pocket thermometers to our program as part of the cooking and baking toolkit we will be giving to our students.


Audio High has provided most of the funding for Silver Linings since our founding in 1997. Audio High designs and builds home automation systems, theaters, music systems, professional studios, advanced networking and security systems, and many other projects for both residential and commercial clients.

Audio High

* The Jacques Pépin Foundation was formed in June, 2016 by Jacques Pépin and his closest family to translate Jacques’ inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people disenfranchised from the workforce. The JP Foundation has generously donated books and other items to Chef’s Village and made Jacques’ educational videos available for us to share as part of our curriculum.

America’s Test Kitchen has been teaching people how to cook through their TV programs, books, magazines, and online classes and recipes since 1993. With a diverse group of cooks and food scientists, they figure out what works and what doesn’t and explain why. They also do impartial equipment reviews and much more. They have generously made their content available to Chef’s Village to use in our curriculum.

Gardyn represents an opportunity to reintroduce nature in urban habitats, to make our cities more sustainable and autonomous, to stop damaging the environment, and to rediscover the meaning of fresh, nutritious and delicious food for all of us every day. Gardyn is decidedly setting a high bar; they are dedicated to developing innovative solutions that will shape the future of food..

CocoaTown manufactures and sells specialty machines for home and professional use in the small-batch craft chocolate industry. Since 2006 they have provided tools to “chocopreneurs” in more than 100 countries. CocoaTown is lending a complete set of their entry-level equipment to Chef’s Village to allow us to teach others about bean-to-bar chocolate and give them hands-on experience in this fascinating and super-cool process.