About Us


Hands-on learning – this is the basis for BACFAD, which is the acronym for Be A Chef For A Day.  

This is what we do: we use our Italian culinary tradition and we teach children to cook healthy food while stay on a budget.

This revolutionary approach, one that we have seen work well for 4 years and counting, has become successful beyond our greatest expectations. 

What started as a two day festival evolved into a weekly program that helps children who are struggling from all over the city and the county. 

They learn not only what fresh vegetables look like, but they learn how to use them to create a healthy meal. 

The program is open to everyone. 



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Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Be a Chef for a Day

315 Homeland Southway, Baltimore, Maryland 21212, United States

(410) 547-9934

you alway wanted to start cooking? we are the perfect place for you!

If you are interested in our programs or in our cooking classes for kids and adults please stop by! 

Our Be a Chef for a Day kitchen is located in the National Italian American Gallery where you can enjoy first class cooking matched with world class art. 

And we you sign up for a class, a child gets two hours of culinary education!

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