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Ms. Gilbert from Sandy Spring MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Instant Success for the Warrior Cafe with an Instant Pot

Help me give my students one of the foodservice industries oldest products - an Instant Pot.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students from more than 20 countries make up this FUN classroom! Not your ordinary class, my students are your future chefs! If you chose to help us, you will be helping the future leaders of restaurants worldwide! Instant pots are nothing new, they are just packaged differently than the old fashioned pressure cookers. This revolving technology will help student learn the prepare meals in shorter time that can be served quickly both in class and in restaurants.

We work alongside the horticulture program to grow our own foods, harvest and prepare dishes in our class which will be prepared in the instant pots.

An assortment of herbs, lettuce and other vegetables grow in our classroom and garden, just outside our classroom (when it’s warm enough!).

We not only prepare food for ourselves but we also cater functions in our school! One of our favorites is pictured in our photo. Donors are welcome to come and visit and if we know ahead of time, lunch will be ready when you arrive!

My Project

We are a group of high school culinary arts students learning to work in the industry. Pressure cookers are used in commercial kitchen and the Instant Pot of today is much easier to use than those our Grandmothers used. Remember the hissing sounds coming from the kitchen? No more - we will be able to prepare a full meal in a matter of minutes with our instant pot. Thank you for choosing to support our program!

Donors are welcome to come and visit our classroom and enjoy a special meal anytime!

If you tell us early enough, lunch will be ready when you arrive (otherwise, you may have to help prepare it!)

We collaborate with the Horticulture program to bring fresh ingredients to our class so we try to prepare what is in stock at the time. From lettuce to kale, you never know what will be on your plate!

Ms. Gilbert
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Instant Pot Accessories Set, 35+40 PCS Instant Pot Accessories Compatible with 5/6/8Qt - 2 Steamer Baskets, Steamer Rack, Non-stick Springform Pan, Egg Rack, Egg Bites Mold, Cup Cake Molds and so on … • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 500 Everyday Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users. Try Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes. • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59

Materials cost

$105.57

Vendor shipping charges

$11.98

State sales tax

$6.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.43

Total project goal

$182.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.89

2 Donors

-$182.89

Donations toward project cost

-$155.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.43

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$0.00

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