Grace LaFountain
New Hartford, New York


Sometimes, inspiration and passion happen at a very young age. Chefs for Humanity is proud to welcome 8 year old Grace LaFountain as our first Junior Ambassador. The New Hartford, NY aspiring chef was discovered by Chefs for Humanity board member and author Nick Katsoris, during a children’s recipe contest.

Commenting on Grace’s talents, Nick Katsoris said, “Grace LaFountain is a perfect example to children everywhere on how to transform talent into making a difference. On the outside, you see a polite young lady with a wonderful smile. But get her into the kitchen and she is one of the most competent and passionate about cooking 8 year olds you will ever see. Her talents don’t stop there. Grace participated in National Make a Difference Day where she raised funds from baked goods to support Chefs for Humanity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Utica Zoo. She is an inspiration.”

Grace’s talents were discovered by Nick during a national recipe contest sponsored by Loukoumi Celebrity Cookbook.

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Here’s what Grace has to say about her new post:

“I feel honored that Cat chose me to be a role model for kids in learning healthy eating habits. As an aspiring chef, becoming Junior Ambassador for Chefs for Humanity will give me an opportunity to inspire kids to cook healthy foods with their families. My parents are continually teaching me to make healthy food choices and I can be a role model for kids who want to learn more about cooking healthy foods. I want to teach kids that they are able to make good decisions about foods they eat, which leads to healthy living. I would love to show other kids that preparing and eating healthy food with family is fun. After all, families that cook together, stay together! I also would like to be a leader in motivating kids to raise funds for hunger relief both here in the United States and throughout the world. Volunteering my time to help others in need has shown me that I can make a difference in my world. It shows me that I am a help in my community which gives me confidence in myself.”

Watch Grace in the kitchen and keep an eye out for other contributions Grace will make to help others in the community:

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