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Veggiecation® and Curious Chef® Announce New Partnership & Contest

In an effort to encourage children’s participation in the kitchen, Veggiecation now offers cooking classes with Curious Chef® products

New York, NY (October 19, 2015) –Veggiecation, an organization dedicated to educating children on healthy eating by offering kids cooking classes and family workshops, now provides all certified educators with a portable cooking kit filled with Curious Chef products.  To kick off the partnership, Veggiecation and Curious Chef are hosting a recipe contest happening now through the end of October. Participants must create an original recipe using one of Veggiecation’s 34-featured veggies in a unique way. The winner will receive a Veggiecation Educator Training Workshop (VETW) and a Curious Chef gift set specifically assembled for this contest.

“We are incredibly excited to announce our new partnership with Veggiecation,” Taylor Anderson, marketing manager of Curious Chef said. “Their passion to improve children’s attitudes towards health and, and encouraging a hands-on approach to cooking is admirable and fits perfectly in line with our values.”

Veggiecation’s Healthy Kids Cooking Classes introduce children to the wonderfully delicious and nutritious world of vegetables by incorporating kid-friendly vegetable preparations into fun activities and exciting experiences. Veggiecation and Curious Chef share a mission to promote healthy eating and educate communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in unique, affordable and delicious ways.  

“All of Curious Chef’s cooking products promote a safe, practical and fun environment for children in the kitchen.” Lisa Suriano, founder & CEO at Veggiecation said. “Their relentless dedication to teaching kids how to cook helps build a foundation for many essential life skills, including healthy eating habits. We are thrilled that our Veggiecation educators are now able to incorporate these awesome tools in their classrooms.”

Participants in the Veggiecation Educator Training Workshop learn everything from food safety and allergy awareness to building a business and marketing your services. By opening its program to the public, Veggiecation hopes to spread health and wellness to communities across the country and beyond by empowering those with a passion for cooking and wellness.

Curious Chef offers an abundance of cooking tools for children. One of their most renowned products, the 3 Piece Nylon Knife Set, has been frequently featured in the media and recently won the Tillywig Parents’ Favorite Products award.

For more information on Veggiecation and Curious Chef, visit their websites at and

About Veggiecation

Veggiecation was founded in 2009 by Lisa Suriano. After working in the school food industry for many years, Lisa saw a need to incorporate nutrition education in elementary schools. She originally developed the program to help teachers incorporate vegetable education into their existing curriculum. However, over the years the methods and goals of Veggiecation have evolved to bring nutrition education to communities outside of the classroom setting. Today, Veggiecation offers a variety of tools to incorporate vegetable education into every day life. From healthy kids cooking classes and family workshops, to educational posters that display the who, what, when, where and why of a "Special Veggie." Currently, Veggiecation programming has been implemented in over 30 US States, as well as, Canada. 

About Curious Chef

Curious Chef kids cooking utensils is one of Tailor Made Products, Inc. branded lines of kitchenware. Founded in 1994, Tailor Made Products, Inc. holds strong to its commitment in both business and personal excellence, providing safe and innovative housewares products to customers, including quality kitchen utensils and gadgets. Tailor Made Products' team goal is to serve customers, the surrounding community and their staff based on a strong foundation of solid values including honesty, integrity and dependability. Tailor Made Products is privately owned and includes a plastic injection molding manufacturing facility in Elroy, Wisconsin and corporate offices in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.


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