Chef Matt

My name is Matt Kraft, and I have a degree in hospitality management and have been cooking professionally for over ten years.  Food has always been a passion of mine and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else as a career.  I love the hustle and working with my hands, using the best ingredients in the Northwest.  Before working here,  I have wondered how my line of work benefitted society.  In the summer of ’16, the restaurant I was chef at decided to change its concept and my heart wasn’t in it.  As I looked for work, I stumbled upon the Chef opening at A Journey School, and they grabbed my attention having similar ideas on not only food, but community and education as well.  My opportunity for fulfilling work had been realized.  Being able to share my knowledge and passion could potentially influence the minds and palates of a new generation.  Also, regular operating hours and being able to bring my son to the school was a dream come true.  I hope the children here feel nourished and excited by food that is sourced responsibly and made with a lot of love.  At the end of the day, It’s more than just food.  It’s encouraging curiosity, awareness, acceptance, appreciation and joy through something we all have in common…we all gotta eat.

Chef Sarah

I am the chef’s assistant here at Journey School Lynnwood. I am a local, having grown up in Shoreline just down the road. Previous to working here I was a Sous Chef at Farestart on the School meals team. Just over a year ago I became a mama and took a break from work to spend some quality time with my daughter, Lilou. Now I’m back in the kitchen and I get to work just down the hall from Lilou! In my free time I enjoy cooking, growing food and spending time with family and friends outdoors. I am super excited to be a part of the Journey School family!

The environments in which children grow up, play and learn can have a huge impact- positive or negative - on their health, development and habits. Because so many children regularly spend time in child care arrangements outside the home, early learning providers are in a unique position to help develop healthy eating.

How young children are fed is just as important as what they are fed.

  • It is normal for young children to express their budding independence by eating or not eating

  • Most toddlers are described as "picky eaters"

  • Young children will not starve if offered a variety of healthy food and are allowed to select what to eat

  • Toddlers will eat seemingly very little one day and more another day. A balanced diet occurs over the course of a week, not a day, as in adults

  • Sometimes children will not be hungry during designated meal or snack times

  • Young children are naturally slow to accept new foods and tastes. It may take offering a new food more than 10 times before a child will be willing to try it or say they like it

  • Children may ask for the same food over and over again. With time and continuing to offer a variety of foods, this will pass

Community Food Partners

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Lynnwood WA 98036

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