Our Mission

To empower kids to nourish their bodies, their families, and their communities through play-based food education. 

Why Taste Quest Works

Mighty Kids

Learning to cook helps kids develop confidence, creativity, patience, and a healthier relationship to food, among so many other life-long benefits.

Play-based Learning

When we play, our brains transform problems into puzzles. Learning through play encourages positive and active pursuit of understanding. Taste Quest uses games, crafts, experiments, and stories to teach about the world of food.

Real Life Wins

Taste Quest Teammates not only start to see the benefits in their own bodies, but they also gain the power to nourish their families and communities.

Stellar Content

Nutrition Goals

All TQ teammates start where they are. We see wins whenever teammates increase:
EXPOSURE to new foods
BALANCE in meals and snacks
JOY in preparation and consumption

The World of Food

Learning about food is a lifelong process...there is so much to know! Taste Quest will explore topics including cooking techniques, global cuisines, food heritage, food science, superfoods and their nutrients, sustainable sourcing, food waste, food insecurity, food art, and so much more!

Family Learning

Teaching kids to cook requires grownup participation and oversight. Taste Quest content includes guidance for grownups on how to facilitate the learning process, and how enhance the learning experience with extra resources and ideas for personalization.

Ready to Team Up?

About Our Founder

Founder and Director Emily Capo Sauerman really likes raspberries. And dumplings. And étouffée. And oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a cup of tea. Most importantly, she likes sharing food with everyone around her, especially kids.

Emily brings a multifaceted background to the task of launching Taste Quest, including work with several publications, nonprofit marketing and development, and small business consulting. She is also an avid experimenter in the kitchen, perfecting techniques and flavors from all over the world to enhance her culinary repertoire.

Emily lives in Nashville with her husband, Josh, their daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail. Even though her kids are small, Emily is always trying to find ways to involve them in the kitchen, believing that food, in both preparation and consumption, is a critical family-building tool.

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