Meet Kent Ferris


After witnessing a Pure Food Kids Workshop in 2014 as a Seattle Public Schools teacher, Kent Ferris had an immediate desire of becoming an instructor once he retired from teaching. In the last three years, he has turned more than 4,000 students into food detectives!

A veteran educator with 18-years of teaching experience with 2nd, 4th and 5th graders, Kent has a passion for sparking students’ own sense of empowerment, both academically and personally. Kent is a graduate of Roosevelt High in Seattle and The Evergreen State College, with Masters Degrees in Education and Business Administration from the University of Washington.

When he’s not turning kids into food detectives, Kent is cooking with new flavors and cuisines for his friends and family, reading, playing golf and bridge, and spending time in his Ravenna neighborhood perennial garden. Kent's garden, in addition to his brother's and mother's gardens, will be featured this May in Northwest Perennial Alliance's Garden Tour Weekend!

Thank you, Kent, for all of your inspiring work and dedication to youth development!