About the Chef Ann Foundation

Thank you for wanting to learn more about the Chef Ann Foundation (formerly Food Family Farming Foundation), which was founded in 2009 by Ann Cooper, an internationally recognized author, chef, educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children. 

Our Mission

To provide school communities with the tools, training, resources, and funding that enables them to create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments.

We are grateful to our generous Supporters and friends who help us carry out this mission.

Our Story

Learn about Chef Ann's vision for CAF, our programs, and the milestones that we've reached--starting from the very beginning in 2008.

Chef Ann

  • Chef Ann's Bio
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Books
  • Consulting

Frequently Asked Questions

Our school needs help! Does CAF work directly with school districts?

Yes, we do! We are growing our technical assistance program and would be interested in hearing from you. Please contact us to tell us about your district, current situation, and goals. Chef Ann and Chef Beth Collins also offer private consulting services. Visit their Lunch Lessons, LLC site for more information.

The Team

The Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) is a registered, tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, governed by a dedicated board of directors who share our mission. Meet them and our dedicated staff who manage day-to-day operations.


Meet the corporations, foundations, and organizations who are helping to ensure that all children across the U.S. have access to healthy food at school.