Jen Karakosta

Jen has spent her career in the culinary world:  from serving as a caterer to some of the most high-profile music artists in the industry, to sharing her love of cooking with her students at New Trier High School. These paths have given Jen wealth of knowledge of food, nutrition and how to feed the pickiest of eaters.

In her free time, Jen enjoys watching her two budding chefs, her five and seven year old daughters, discover their love of cooking.

More From Jen

Feed to Succeed and Teams Elite – a new partnership!

Feed to Succeed is proud to announce our new sponsorship of Teams Elite synchronized skating club, out of Northbrook, Illinois! Synchronized skating is a team sport made up of 8-20 skaters, who perform a program on ice that is made up of complicated footwork, formations, spins and

Feed to Succeed Podcast Season 6, Episode 9: Is it your accent, or your doctor? Things that get in the way of your diagnosis.

Have you ever wondered if your cultural background affects your medical care and diagnoses? Betsy and Jen tackle a difficult subject – cultural biases in healthcare and why not everything can be fixed with a pill. How do you know when your child is one of the

Feed to Succeed Podcast Season 6, Episode 8: School lunch during the COVID days!

What to pack, or should I send? Do you have a plan for feeding your kids, in OR out of school?  In this episode, Betsy and Jen discuss eating lunch during the COVID-19 school day, including tips and suggestions for keeping it healthy, whether your kids are

Feed to Succeed Podcast: Food Safety During COVID-19

Have you wondered about the safety of your groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or is it truly safe to eat take-out? What about school lunch safety, with many kids heading back into the classroom? Listen to this amazingly informative podcast, with Betsy, Jen, and special guest Dr.

Staying Healthy While at Home: Season 6, Episode 6

Have you felt as if you have had a hard time staying healthy during quarantine? Us too! In this episode, Betsy and Jen discuss how to eat well and stay active while stuck at home and strategies you can use to help yourself stay on track when

How Does Your Home Garden Grow? Season 6, Episode 6

http:/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIr3Li1CkCA Betsy and Jen discuss at home gardening. Did you know that even this late in the summer, there is still time to plant vegetables and have them ready to eat in the fall? You can hear all about that, Jen’s indoor LED light gardens, and more