Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Turns Up the Heat in the Kitchen

Last updated on October 17, 2018

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Turns Up the Heat in the Kitchen, Joining Orlando After-School All-Stars Students for a Healthy Cooking Seminar


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is hitting the kitchen and joining more than 20 middle school students from the City of Orlando’s After-School All-Stars program for a hands-on cooking lesson from several local Center Florida chefs and restaurant owners as part of the five-week “Kids Cook With Heart” program. The program is focused on food safety, safe knife handling, nutrition objectives and budgetary tips for grocery shopping, in addition to cooking lessons.

Following each of the five lessons, participating students will take a bag of fresh produce home to recreate the recipes with their families, helping to instill healthy habits. To make this event possible, After-School All-Stars has partnered with the American Heart Association to teach healthy eating habits, as nearly one-in-three kids in Central Florida is overweight or obese.

Orlando’s After-School All-Stars program provides comprehensive youth development programs year-round for more than 2,500 students throughout eight middle schools in the city, helping to keep them safe and reach achievements in school and life.


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

After-School All-Stars program students

Local chefs


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

4:15 p.m.


Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden

26 East King Street