The goal of the Test Kitchen Education Foundation is to provide a safe environment and qualified assistance for students who need extra help with homework for required subjects, test preparation and advice with college entrance requirements. To reward their efforts, students will enjoy a healthy and delicious meal prepared by area chefs.

Elliott Test Kitchen logoThe Test Kitchen Education Foundation was conceived by an idea of James T. Elliott IV, a successful businessman who was a mathematics teacher early in his career.  He always considered his teaching job to be most satisfying because it fueled his passion for changing lives for the better and creating positive outcomes for students, families and communities. Because of Elliott’s past work as a teacher and his love for and ties to the rural communities in Iowa, he now embraces the need to create a place to celebrate education in an innovative way.

His generosity has made possible the creation of the very first Elliott Test Kitchen in Fort Madison, Iowa, under the auspices of the Test Kitchen Education Foundation.

Kevin H.

Our kids love going to the Elliott Test Kitchen. They get a chance to talk with teachers and other volunteers about their homework, which helps things "click" into place. They especially like the delicious meals and the opportunity to learn cooking skills while preparing these meals.

February 20, 2016

Fort Madison’s Elliot Test Kitchen serves up ACT prep for students

Food can enhance anything, even studying for the ACT. At the Elliott Test Kitchen in down- town Fort Madison, the former helps the latter. The Elliott Test Kitchen and The Test Kitchen Education was formed in December 2015 to provide students a place to go after...
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The Hawk Eye

The Hawk Eye: ACT Prep

The Hawk Eye from Burlington, Iowa, featured the Elliott Test Kitchen on its front page! This isn't the first time The Hawk Eye talked about ETK, and this time they focused on our efforts in ACT preparation. Thank you to Joey Aguirre for another nice write-up and for...
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Newton Daily News

Newton Daily News

The Hawk Eye's recent article about Elliott Test Kitchen was picked up by Newton Daily News in Newton, Iowa, today. Thanks again to Sarah Tomkinson and The Hawk Eye for writing the article and to Newton Daily News for reprinting it. Every news piece helps! You can...
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The Washington Times

The Washington Times

The Washington Times (yes, that Washington Times!) reprinted that great article Sarah Tomkinson from The Hawk Eye wrote recently! The article describes our fantastic volunteers at the Elliott Test Kitchen in Fort Madison and explains the concept behind our...
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The Hawk Eye

The Hawk Eye

The Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa, wrote a nice article about the Elliott Test Kitchen! The article describes our fantastic volunteers while explaining the concept behind ETK. Thank you to Sarah Tomkinson and The Hawk Eye for getting the word out. You can read the...
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Fort Madison Daily Democrat

Fort Madison Daily Democrat

The Fort Madison Daily Democrat featured Elliott Test Kitchen on their front page today! The article describes our concept and mentions that we'll be open soon. Thank you to Chris Faulkner and the rest of the team at the Daily Democrat for such a nice article. You can...
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Be a part of something great.

There are many ways you can get involved in the Test Kitchen Education Foundation. We encourage educators, parents, and volunteers to share their talents and skills with the children. And financial contributions are certainly always welcome.
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