• increases confidence, self esteem and over all social skills
• improves basic math skills with “real world” concepts
• refines hand-eye coordination
• provides an environment for students to work and learn cooperatively in a group
• teaches responsibility by delegating tasks and following directions
• nurtures awareness of foods and cultures from all over the world
• encourages patience and time management
• inspires students to be open to new foods, cultures, techniques and friends
• fosters creativity and ingenuity