Meet Our Team
Hello and Welcome to YUMMY SPROUT! A place dedicated to inspiring and educating kids and grown-ups about healthy food and how to make it!
Owner, Programming Manager, Instructor
Tara started Yummy Sprout in 2009 after careers in Early Childhood, Marketing and studying Nutrition and how food plays such an important role in health and happiness. What started as a food blog with the goal of bringing healthy easy recipes to families has grown into a business that includes culinary classes, camps, events, parties, field trips and more. Passionate about inspiring others to cook, Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal, on WISC-TV. Madison Moms Blog and NBC15 on topics including homemade baby food, cooking with kids, packing healthy lunches and allergy-friendly food. She is also a founder and co-director of Creative Soul Camp. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books.
Hannah is a current junior at St. Olaf College majoring Political Science and Environmental Studies. A Dane County native, Hannah has always loved baking and cooking for her family and friends. She was active in the Dane County 4H food project through middle and high school. During her spare time she loves reading and crocheting.
Destiny graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts and Health Promotion Health Equity. Her love for cooking and baking started as a middle schooler when she began making weekly dinners with her grandmother. Today Destiny turns to cooking and baking as a stress reliever. She is excited to be a part of creating positive memories while encouraging kids to explore healthy habits. In her free time Destiny enjoys spending time outside, reading, yoga, and thrift shopping.
Allyssa is currently a student at UW-Madison majoring in Information Science while also pursuing a certificate in Digital Studies. Coming from a large family, she has grown up helping her mom and relatives cook. She is looking forward to learning and exploring new things with Yummy Sprout. In her spare time, Allyssa enjoys listening to music, spending time with her friends and family, and playing video games.
Sarah is excited to be bringing he teaching background combined with one of my favorite hobbies. I have a degree in early childhood education and have taught children from infants through 4K. I have many fond memories of baking with my grandmother growing up and now spend lots of time in the kitchen cooking with my family.
I live at home with my fiance, 2 children and 2 dogs who fill my heart with joy. I am looking forward to a creative, fun summer!
Abby is a current student at UW-Madison at the business school studying information systems and data science. She is originally from Michigan and has always loved being in the kitchen trying new recipes with her friends and family. She grew up as a picky eater but slowly learned to experiment with new flavors and ingredients. In her free time she loves to run (anytime and anywhere), go to cycling classes, and watch lots of good movies with her friends.