DC Hero: Carina Gervacio
Brainfood uses food as a tool to build life skills with youth in a fun and creative setting. Through culinary-related activities, we promote active learning, self-reliance and healthy living to empower youth as resources in their own community. Carina’s experience at Brainfood started as a Cooks in Training instructor. She taught for six years across all three existing Brainfood programs before becoming our Program Director in 2011. As Program Director, Carina provides leadership and support to our team of program instructors and coordinators. Carina is a trusted advisor and authority on youth development principles, effective teaching practices, obscure cooking skills, and having fun.