Frequently Asked Questions

You can place an order by filling out the online reservation form and someone from our team will be back in touch.

When will I receive my Charlie Cart?

Typically, the cart ships within 2 weeks of receiving payment.

How much does the program cost?

The price of the program is $9500, plus a $500 flat rate shipping fee. It is a fully integrated program that includes a mobile kitchen, a K-5 curriculum, and introductory training for your staff.  Sales tax is applicable to California-based programs.

What is included in the program?

The program includes the mobile kitchen cart, 175 pieces of equipment, a K-5 curriculum aligned with Common Core, introductory training and ongoing support from our team. Charlie Cart users also have access to peer-to-peer networking and a host of resources on the Charlie Cart online portal.

Do you provide on-site training?

We do! Our team will visit your site to provide hands-on, tailored workshops to address the specific needs of your organization. To learn more about these trainings and request an estimate, please contact us.

Is it possible to move the cart from site to site?

Yes! Many of our program sites move the Charlie Cart from location to location. To transport the cart, you will need a small truck or van, a portable ramp, and straps.  While the cart weighs 450 pounds with all the equipment, it rolls easily and is compact enough to be loaded into the smallest cargo van and flatbed truck.

What does the curriculum include?

Our curriculum was written and vetted by a team of educators and curriculum specialists.  It includes a comprehensive set of lesson plans spanning grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.  The recipes are simple enough for the youngest audiences, and delicious and appealing enough for adults to enjoy. With myriad connections between food, health and environment, lessons can be easily adapted to suit any age and skill level.