The Fearless Food Kitchen

Peterson Garden Project always said we are a “plot to plate” organization. Well, up ‘til now we’ve only had the plots, a thousand of them, at 8 community gardens. This year we’re adding the plates: Peterson Garden Project wants to teach you how to cook all that food you’re growing!

2015 is Peterson Garden Project’s sixth year and we’ve moved on from that single garden to 8 community gardens (in Rogers Park, Albany Park, Edgewater, Andersonville, West Ridge and at the Field Museum), a Learning Center and a collaborative program in Environmental Education with Northeastern Illinois University. More than a thousand families are growing enough food for 60,000 meals this year.

In the Fall of 2014 we opened our next venture. Peterson Garden Project is proud to announce “Fearless Food” a multiplatform effort including classes, books, videos and of course our new teaching kitchen. The Fearless Food Kitchen will teach regular people how to make regular food in a regular kitchen, focusing on fresh and homegrown, seasonal produce. We’ll do classes and videos on Preparing the Harvest, ethnic cuisines, canning and preserving and we’re working on a video series called Fearless Food Minutes, for both cooking and growing fresh food.

Our location is a marvelous teaching kitchen in Chicago’s Broadway Armory right near the Thorndale L stop.

You can make a gift to the Fearless Food Kitchen by going to and writing “Kitchen” in the notes field.

Help us create 1,000 scholarships!

Peterson Garden Project wants to teach a city how to cook its own food!

Learn to make your own healthy, fresh Fearless Food from scratch, using what you’ve grown, or great fresh produce from the local market.

Wanna take a class? CLICK HERE!