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.
The 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.