Local nonprofit that helps students learn food confidence hires new executive director

COLLEGE PARK, Fla. — The Edible Education Experience, which operates the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden, has hired a new executive director.

The nonprofit runs a year-round educational program that empowers students and their communities through seed-to-table experiences.


The EEE serves 900 students of all ages on a yearly basis.

Marisa Worley is the latest addition to the team and will help guide the nonprofit to further carry out its mission.

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“We are confident that Marisa is the right fit to steer and grow our young organization,” said Jose Venegas, chairman of EEE’s board of directors. “Her vast experience in the nonprofit sector and passion will be invaluable in taking EEE to the next level.”

Since 2017, the College Park-based organization has also partnered with locally and nationally recognized chefs to bring their expertise directly to students.

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“I am honored to have been selected to lead such an inspiring organization that is making an impact on the food confidence and competency of students of all ages,” said Worley. “Working with our team, board of directors, and partners, my goal is to expand our community’s involvement and investment in such a valuable asset.”

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Edible Education Experience.

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