Featured Teacher: Cindy Hafer, Venning Road Center Chef

A Michigan native, Cindy graduated from culinary school in Asheville and moved to Charleston in 2005.

After working in the area for a while, she heard from a friend that Children’s Discovery Center was an inviting environment that promoted healthy eating for its students, and she decided that was where she wanted to be. Flashforward to today and Cindy has been a valued member of our Children’s Discovery Center family for three years and counting!

Cindy loves watching children’s faces light up when they try new food. She also enjoys helping educate their palettes and sharing healthy recipes with our families. It makes her happy to hear that children are interested in new foods and requesting school favorites from their own families.

When she’s not cooking up delicious and nutritious meals for our students, Cindy enjoys playing golf, enjoying the great outdoors and spending time with her fur babies.