The James Beard Foundation
: Donna Cavato
featured in "Jobs We Love"
We contacted with the program's founding director, Donna Cavato, to hear about her work and why she's optimistic about America's eating habits.
Read the full interview with our executive director on the James Beard Foundation website
Donna Cavato, Program Director
has 15 years experience in successful program development and project management.
This includes the development and implementation of Sow & Grow
: A Schoolyard Gardening Program in the New Orleans Public Schools
, and the Kids'
Café Teaching Garden.
In addition, she
has worked on multiple entrepreneurial projects, including developing garden-based business ventures such as the St. Thomas 7-Pepper Hot Sauce project.
Prior to her non-profit experience, she worked as a professional cook and caterer.
She holds a master's degree in urban planning and public policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
is thrilled to be leading the development of The Edible Schoolyard at Green Charter School
as it provides a way to share her
lifelong passions of gardening, cooking and eating with the next generation of New Orleanians.