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Board of Directors

"I feel so good about myself. I finally made something that tastes good...something from scratch."

--Adams School student

"[My daughter] was thrilled and immediately came home and showed off her knife skills which were impressive. She showed me how to "curl" my fingers when cutting an orange. She had all kinds of new facts to tell me about certain foods. I got a chance to watch the class a bit and I was blown away. The teachers were outstanding--very professional and not silly at all. Thanks for bringing the class to Adams!!!"

--Mom of Adams School Student

  • Nancy Martz
  • Terra Hillyer
  • Dianne Duva, 
  • Tina Wood
  • Sharon Baird

"It turns out I DO like mango!"

-Brandon School student

About Our Cooking School

Apples to Zucchini Cooking School was co-founded by Nancy Martz and Terra Hillyer in the fall of 2015 and began offering classes in the spring  of 2016 with Chef Michele Malony. Students have been learning dicing, mincing, stirring, blending, chopping, tasting and community food sharing ever since. 

"[My daughter] is cooking her way

through your recipes and truly loving it! Thanks for a really wonderful camp."

--Mom of summer camper

"I can't thank you enough ... My kids came home and cut their own apples for dinner and even tried new things, which is monumental for them. They started making their own lunches as well. Just after the first day!!!"

--Mom of Ellwood Students

"I never knew I liked carrots more than pasta!"

-Brandon School student

Advisory Council

  • Jennifer Mansbach        Coordinator, Join Jacob and Family Volunteer Day at the FoodBank
  • Kristin Castorino, DO    Research Physician, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
  • Lindsay Johnson            Executive Director, Explore Ecology
  • Nancy Weiss                     Food Services Director, Santa Barbara Unified School