TL Culinary Academy

Tl Culinary Academy is an afterschool enrichment program developed by Academic Excellence in partnership with Katy Dunlap, TL Principal and Elizabeth Galbreath, TL Teacher Ceramics, SRCS District, TL parent volunteers and our community partners from the culinary world and beyond. 

Culinary Lead Teacher -- Ms. Galbreath, TL Ceramics
Culinary Teacher-- Nancy Larson, Volunteer, Culinary Institute of America
Nutrition Advisor -- Deborah Meshel, Parent Volunteer

Program Founder--Kate McDonald

For more information, please contact Kate McDonald 

TL Culinary Academy Programs 2018-2019

This year we will be offering only a few community building culinary programs after school as our student kitchen is being used as a faculty lounge during our campus construction as a result of Measure B facility improvements.


Taste of Culinary Fall Festival
October 22 from 3:15-5:00 pm , Room 58 Student Kitchen

TL Students will build community while learning together how to make pizza from fresh seasonal ingredients as a celebration of Fall.


Taste of Culinary Holiday Celebration

December 12 from 3:15-5:00 pm , Room 58 Student Kitchen

TL Students take a study break during our study week to bake holiday cookies together to celebrate the holidays at TL!

Culinary Academy 2017-2018

TL Culinary Academy will offerFall/ Spring programs consisting of 4-5 afterschool classes each semester. Students who complete both programs will receive a certificate of completetion at graduation. Students may sign-up on a first come first serve basis in the principal's office or with Ms. Galbreath in the Ceramics Studio.

This year our students will learn about food science, nutrition and making delicious and healthy food through the art of cooking with Ms. Galbreath and other guests from the culinary world.

Introduction to Culinary Arts- Fall Semester 2017:
Class will meet from 3:30 to 5p.m. in our wonderful professional teaching kitchen in Room 58, 2nd Floor.
September 27, October 25, November 29 and December 13

Introduction to Culinary Arts- Spring Semester 2018:
Class will meet from 3:30 to 5p.m. in our wonderful professional teaching kitchen in Room 58, 2nd Floor.
January 24, February21, March 21, April 25 and May 30.

Culinary Academy Archive

Fall 2017

Look what's Cooking at TL! TL students launch the first seminar for TL Culinary Academy led by a guest Chef making snack pizzas with quick ingredients you would find in a pantry and refrigerator. Students enjoy their self-made after school snack while learning pro-tips of pizza making while building community with fellow students. Thanks to Elizabeth Galbreath, TL Lead Teacher, Kate McDonald, Founder TL Culinary Academy and Vice Chair, Academic Excellence at Terra Linda High School for cooking up so much fun for our students. Also, a huge thank you for the generous donations to the OneTL Family Giving Campaign. 

Spring 2017

3-D Printed Valentine Chocolate was created through a joint effort of TL Innovation Lab  and TL Culinary Academy to explore how tech is touching areas of the culinary arts. During our lunch time Maker Lab, TL students created designs of 3-D heart shapes in CAD programs on the computer, then 3-D printed plastic heart-shape molds to create impressions in the silocone candy trays. Next, students learned about chocolate techniques like tempering to create festive chocolates for  Valentine's Day! 

Fall 2016

Cookie Bake Study Break offered our stressed students a break from studying and a place for community while baking cookies with us! All students were welcome to join in the holiday yummy fun!