ABOUT MR. SCOTT

Scott Noye, owner and head educator at The Center for Learning.

Scott Noye is a native Bostonian who has been living in the Philadelphia area for over 25 years. He received his BS degree in Culinary Arts and Management from Johnson and Wales University, and has been working in the retail, management and customer service areas of the food industry ever since.

 

Mr. Scott is a ‘foodie” who is an avid fan and follower of the local restaurant scene. He is passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge and expertise, as well as using healthy, locally grown, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.

 

A father of three, Mr. Scott lives in Broomall, Delaware County.

 

About The Center for Learning

 

The Pandemic created unprecedented challenges for parents and educators. With schools shut down, and activities completely curtailed, parents struggled to find ways to help their children learn, engage and thrive in that environment.

 

During that time, Scott Noye was a teaching assistant at Widener University, a PA Certified Substitute Teacher, and a culinary instructor at a summer camp. He immediately answered parents’ needs for homeschool assistance and tutoring. While working with his students, he also discovered that everyone was struggling to find non-traditional learning activities that were Covid-safe, yet interesting and fun. Scott’s culinary training led him to develop cooking and baking classes for children. And thus “Chef Dad’s Table” was born.

 

Scott also taught arts and crafts and Science experiments to his students, and The Learning Center is planning to expand these topics and other life skills into comprehensive programs in the near future. ​

Our Family and Consumer Science Classes offer knowledge, strengthen thinking skills, and use real life opportunities while focusing on the science and art of living and working in the day-to-day world.

Our Purpose

We continually strive to provide engaging educational classes and activities in a safe environment for our students while instilling the importance of giving back to the community. Whether it is to strengthen their academic skills or to explore their creative side, Chef Dad’s Table offers our participants a variety of extra-curricular classes and activities, both in-person and virtually online. We teach lifelong skills, build confidence and self-esteem, and introduce our students to a variety of vocations and opportunities that are available to them later in life. 

Chef Dad’s Table provides hands-on Vocational and Food Service Skills Training as well as Family and Consumer Science education to children and adults.  Students enrolled in our classes learn to be savvy consumers and acquire kitchen skills that they carry with them throughout life. We educate about food insecurity with the hope that we can help alleviate this hardship that affects so many. We partner with houses of worship and work in the community to help those who are food insecure.

We do all this while making sure our classes are fun and our students enjoy themselves.  We spend a lot of time tasting food and sampling our creations. Besides educating, our classes provide a warm and captivating opportunity for our students to build friendships and learn to work in teams. We have talented and knowledgeable instructors that work closely with and mentor our students. Our classes offer an inclusive opportunity for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).   We do offer scholarships and financial arrangements and we work with various organizations to facilitate donation drives. 

Learning a skill set and having the necessary knowledge helps individuals make better informed and educated decisions that will affect their life. We want to help children, teens, and adults make great decisions regarding their Food, Family, and Consumer Science choices. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide educational instruction and vocational training, primarily food related, to
individuals for the purpose of informing, improving, and/or developing knowledge and capabilities on subjects useful to the individual and beneficial to the community.

The Corporation shall offer an inclusive opportunity for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities while partnering with houses of worship and other organizations that help inform and educate about and combat Food Insecurity. We may, as part of our purpose, make distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section

501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.