Dec 15 2021

“The technology platform Chef Koochooloo teaches primary school children healthy eating habits and scientific skills at the same time. After a successful pilot project in Silicon Valley, the start-up is ready to conquer the world. ‘We especially want to have a social impact,’ says CEO Layla Sabourian.”

Oct 10 2021

Layla talks about her life and the app Chef Koochooloo, made with the help of her daughter Delarai. “It’s an app that teaches kids to cook with STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths,” says Delarai. “I taste the recipes, come up with new recipes, test the app and feature in many videos.”

March 01 2021
“By giving teachers a flexible software framework, we become adaptive to other industries that rely on STEM (e.g. music, fashion, maker crafts, etc.) providing assessment tools and lesson planning to these external content activities while aligned to Common Core, NGSS and other national standards.”
March 30 2021
“Chef Koochooloo is a game platform that teaches kindergarten through fifth grade students cultural sensitivity, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) concepts (assessed as per national standards), and sustainability through healthy cooking in schools. Developed in part with a 2019 NSF SBIR award.”
Jun 06 2019
Mira.co interviews marketing experts, and share their techniques with you. In the same vein, they interview Layla Sabourian, of Chef Koochooloo. “Layla Sabourian is the founder and mastermind behind the creative family-oriented cooking app, Chef Koochooloo. Like any good learning tool, it pairs fun kid-friendly activities with lessons on other cultures, healthier lifestyles, and even some math and science. An accompanying recipe book is in development as well.”
Jun 06 2019
“Chef Koochooloo wins a competitive grant from the National Science Foundation and invitations from the French and Swiss governments to pilot the idea in Europe. It teaches kids healthy eating from around the world, and infuses STEAM concepts through lessons. It is an example of how schools and policy makers can improve ethnically diverse students’ success via culturally responsive teaching, with education programs and technologies using knowledge, attitudes and skills for inclusive classrooms.”
Jan 25 2018
“I went to Landels Elementary School yesterday to watch Chef Koochooloo After School Program in action this week. It was so much fun (for me!) and the kids had a great time too.”
Oct 29 2017
“Silicon Valley has a well-documented gender discrimination problem, but more female entrepreneurs are coming forward saying they’ve been victims of “momism” or maternal bias.”
July 06 2015
“Chef Koochooloo is a start up located in Mountain View, CA that strives to empower families and educators to engage in fun, interactive culinary studies while enhancing math, science, and social studies knowledge. The curriculum allows children to learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. They love every aspect of the program because they can use all of their senses. They are also able to make sense of science and math in a more concrete tangible way.”
May 21 2015
“Chef Koochooloo is a start up located in Mountain View, CA that strives to empower families and educators to engage in fun, interactive culinary studies while enhancing math, science, and social studies knowledge. The curriculum allows children to learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. They love every aspect of the program because they can use all of their senses. They are also able to make sense of science and math in a more concrete tangible way.”
May 20 2015
“Chef Koochooloo is a social enterprise focused on teaching kids math, science and geography through one hour long cooking sessions, while raising awareness about worldwide causes affecting kids.”
Feb 26 2015
“Chef Koochooloo is a project that was created from the very beginning through community feedback. I basically posted some recipes I was teaching my daughter on my blog and blog readership tripled within weeks, then I started getting requests from parents whether we could post more recipes, include their country or ingredients of choice, etc.”
Dec 08 2014
“I had the pleasure of working with Layla at Yahoo!. She was an active, engaged writer for Yodeling Mamas—the blog I ran which featured writing from moms who worked at Yahoo!. I’ve loved watching as her idea for an app quickly grew into Bay Area cooking/cultural classes, a thriving blog with recipes and accompanying lessons about the region, products, and, of course, an app in the making.”

Testimonials

We had a great time as a family discovering France through cooking! My kids loved the fun facts and the way the curriculum was set up, I loved to see them so engaged in Geography and math while cooking!
Bardia Akbari
Parent
For our family the highlight of Chef Koochooloo was the Ingredient Spotlight. My daughter loved learning more about science and nutrient through a new ingredient.
Daniel Chang
Parent
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