Francine has over 10 years of experience working in the food industry. After earning her Bachelor's in Nutrition and Dietetics, she spent countless hours working in kitchens tweaking and cooking nutritious recipes for collegiate athletes.
Combining her food science expertise with her passion for nutritious and delicious food led her to Sticky Fingers Cooking in 2018. Francine continues to open the door for kids to experience and explore the world of food; she especially loves cooking with kids because their expressions and comments are priceless. Her favorite thing to see is how excited her students get when they taste something amazing that they NEVER thought they would like!
When she’s not working, Francine loves reading books, hanging out with her two dogs, and hiking the trails in Austin.
I would be a potato because it's so versatile! You can bake it, mash it, make french fries or potato chips, cook it up in a hash, make a potato patty, or use it in dough. Potatoes are just so a-peeling. It's a good spud!
Chef Alli started cooking as a teen, volunteering during the summer at church camp. Then after traveling the world as a United States Marine, she decided she wanted to teach children to cook, because that's where the real action is! She took her culinary degree and her experience with her two wild boys to Sticky Fingers Cooking! Things might get a little loud and a little crazy but it will always be tasty!
Oh kale yeah!
Jessi was born and raised in Austin, TX. She is a pediatric dietitian and has spent her career helping families create healthy relationships with food and a love of healthy eating. She joined Sticky Fingers Cooking in 2017 and has been so excited to share with young chefs in and around Austin that food can be good for you AND taste good too!
Jessi and her husband have thee young children, two dogs and a cat. When they're not cooking and exploring new foods, they like to do things together outdoors like camping and swimming.
Why didn’t the cabbage win the race? He wasn’t ahead of lettuce!