Frequently Asked Questions

To get your questions answered or request a quote, fill out the reservation form and someone from our team will get in touch shortly. Due to the volume of inquiries, please allow 2-3 days for a response.

When will I receive my Charlie Cart?

Get ready to start cooking! Charlie Carts ship year-round within 30-45 days of receiving a purchase order (PO). 

How much does the program cost?

Ready to launch a food education program? The Charlie Cart Project is a fully integrated food education platform. It includes a compact mobile kitchen, a K-5 curriculum, equipment and tools. Along with your cart, you will receive an introductory training for your full team. To maximize your experience with the Charlie Cart, we encourage you to take part in our ongoing virtual programs and peer-to-peer learning sessions with our growing national network.

The price of the program is $15,000; this includes a flat rate shipping fee of $750. Carts headed to Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii may include supplemental shipping charges. Please note, sales tax is applied to all California-based programs.

What is included in the program?

Purchase a Charlie Cart and open up an entire food education program on wheels! The Charlie Cart includes a mobile kitchen cart, 175 pieces of cooking equipment and appliances, a K-5 curriculum aligned with math, science and language arts, virtual training, and ongoing support from our team.  As a member of the Charlie Cart network, you gain access to peer-to-peer networking and a host of resources from the Charlie Cart Project.

How will we receive our training? Do you provide on-site or tailored trainings?

Our EdApp training module will get you up to speed with the Cart, curriculum, and tools. We cover the same material as the virtual trainings, but with the freedom and flexibility to do so on your own schedule. Share the link with others in your organization using the Charlie Cart!

Prefer to join our monthly virtual trainings? Our 90-minute live and interactive Zoom training sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month. On-site trainings are not currently available.

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

Yes! Transport the cart from site to site with a small truck or van, a portable ramp, and straps.  The cart rolls easily and is compact enough to be loaded into the smallest cargo van or flatbed truck.

What does the curriculum include? Can the curriculum be adapted for various age groups and skill levels?

Use our fully integrated curriculum to launch a food education program overnight! Our comprehensive set of lesson plans aligns to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, and has been vetted by a team of educators, chefs and curriculum specialists. Use our simple recipes to create delicious dishes accessible to all audiences, young and old. Lessons make myriad connections between food, health and environment, and are easily adapted to suit any age and skill level.

What are the specs and dimensions of the Charlie Cart?


  • Height: 35 1/2” 
  • Width: 26 1/2” 
  • Length: 61 5/8”(handle to handle) 
  • Weight: 600 lbs (fully loaded)*

Electrical Specs:

  • 120 Volt/15 Amps

*While the cart is heavy, it rolls smoothly and easily on 4 wheels.

Can the Charlie Cart be used anywhere? What power and water sources are needed?

Roll your new Charlie Cart from room to room or use it outdoors. Use the 25 foot electrical cord to plug the cart into any standard grounded 3-prong outlet, and you are ready to go! Just fill up the water jugs in our grey water recovery sink – no need to connect the cart to a water source.

How can I learn more?

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