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Cooking Up English

What is one thing humans, no matter their country of origin have in common? Food. Cooking Up English teaches languages by way of cooking!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Austin, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2010
  • Employees 7
  • Website cookingupenglish.org

Company Summary

Cooking Up English currently offers two programs: an English and a Spanish program. Both programs use cooking as a tool to teach the language. The program is intended for those learning English or Spanish as a second language. Instead of sitting in a classroom memorizing vocabulary and listening to a teacher lecture, classes are held in a kitchen around an island cooking, eating, and talking – immersion style.

Team

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    Jen Brown
    Instructor

    Jen has taught English to English as a second language learners for over 6 years in New York and South Korea and is an avid self-described foodie. She has been with Cooking Up English since 2010.

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    Phillp Mishoe
    Instructor

    Phillip has been teaching for over 20 years. He has taught culinary, music, and construction to youth and adults. He has been with Cooking Up English since 2011.

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    Daniel Heron
    Instructor

    Daniel is a recent graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in Communications. He is fluent in Spanish and was instrumental in the development of the UT Food Lab. He has been with Cooking Up English since 2012.

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    Adriana de la Cuadra
    Instructor

    Adriana is a website developer and graphic designer in addition to being a native of Bogota, Colombia. Adriana discovered Cooking Up English after a Google search and referred her newly immigrated parents to the classes. Their experience encouraged Adriana to be a part of the organization. Her skills have been vital in the development of Cooking Up Spanish. She has been involved with Cooking Up English since 2012.

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    Amanda Blackwelder
    Grocery Runner

    Amanda has over 25 years in marketing experience. Her sales, fundraising and marketing experience have been fantastic resources for Cooking Up English. She has been with the organization since 2012.

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    Daniela Ochoa Gonzalez
    Instructor

    Daniela is fluent in four languages, has taught Spanish to English speakers, and owns and operates Solurso, a green energy consultation company. She has been instrumental in the launch of Cooking Up Spanish and has been involved with the organization since 2012.

Advisors

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    Edward Smith, Associate Attorney at Hissey Kientz, LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Paula Lange, Austin Community Foundation
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Dr. and Mrs. Stephan J. Haney
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