Become a Sponsor

Thank you for your interest in helping us make the Jr Iron Chef VT program accessible to all Vermont kids! If you'd like to become a sponsor or have any questions, please email Jr Iron Chef VT Co-coordinator Kerrie Mathes at [email protected].

If you've already become a sponsor (thank you!), please mail checks to:
Shelburne Farms/VT FEED
1611 Harbor Rd
Shelburne, VT 05842
(Please make checks payable to: Shelburne Farms/VT FEED)

Since 2008, nearly 5,000 Vermont middle and high school students have participated in this ground-breaking culinary competition. Along the way, they’ve not only created and prepared recipes from scratch, they’ve learned about local agriculture and nutrition, established relationships with peers, chefs, and local farmers, developed confidence, and honed teamwork, leadership, and communication skills.

Covid forces Jr Iron Chef VT to pivot for 2021, it is being reimagined as a statewide Teen Cooking Club connecting Vermont middle and high school students in developing culinary skills and celebrating local food. Sponsorships allow us to eliminate registration fees, develop creative content for students, and award five local prize packages each month.

Here what some of the students have to say:

“Without Jr Iron Chef, I would have never fell in love with cooking.”
“Because of Jr Iron Chef, I make healthier food decisions.”
“Because of Jr Iron Chef, I know how to be a good leader.”

Join us in changing the lives of young Vermonters by supporting Jr Iron Chef VT today. Thank you!​