St Annes Kitchen

St Anne’s Kitchen-

As early learning professionals we are committed to providing the highest level of care for all of the children we serve. Nutrition and healthy eating practices play a critical role in children’s health and well-being. At St. Anne’s we follow consistent, healthy eating practices that support children in developing healthy eating habits and create an environment that promotes healthy behaviors.

We offer a wide variety of healthy foods, we strive to provide the highest quality products and offer fresh seasonal foods when available. When offered a variety of nutritious foods, children instinctively choose a balanced diet. St. Anne’s food policies are based on best practices identified through the facility’s participation in the Eastern Washington Start Healthy Start Now program, public health research, national health recommendations, and the mission and philosophy of St. Anne’s Children and Family Center.


Kitchen Staff-

Lead Cook- Karen

I graduated from the Culinary Arts Program (Pheta Beta Kappa) in 2002. I grew up in my families bakery, Strick’s Donuts and have had my own catering business since 2000. I have been involved with several non-profit charities.

I believe in teaching children at an early age to eat healthy. There is so much fun in food! My goals are to make nutritious and tasty meals, to introduce new and exciting foods that are kid friendly.

Assistant Cook- Alissa

I graduated from the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy in 2009. I have had various jobs that have given me a wide array of skills. I have worked with kids by helping them prepare meals that they enjoy while making it fun.

I want children to understand that even the “icky” foods can be made into something they love. Following the guidelines creates healthy kids that will one day be healthy adults.