Visual Recipes | © LANGUAGE CHEF Recipe Resource | Fall Edition

Rated 4.83 out of 5, based on 6 reviews
6 Ratings
Grade Levels
K - 9th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
158 pages
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT

What educators are saying

My students loved doing these recipes. The pictures were very helpful, as were the extension activities. Thanks!



•©Language Chef is a comprehensive, language-rich recipe curriculum that uses FULL-COLOR photo visuals and HEALTHY recipe activities that have been tested in the kitchen and classroom.  Many of the recipes are inspired by the blog posts that I have written over the past 10 years (“Cooking Up Good Speech with a Side of Speech Snacks”

•©Language Chef recipes may contain ingredients that are new and unfamiliar to some students. Introducing children to new tastes and textures expands their exposure to and encourages interest in a variety of foods while instilling healthful choices.

©LANGUAGE CHEF is a flexible program designed to provide a multitude of activities for each recipe. The activities you select should be determined based on the needs of your students. Extension activities may require extra class sessions to complete, which will allow the educator to continue to support and build upon the recipe by providing an extended language-rich experience! YOU decide which parts of the program are suitable for your students—working on direction following & sequencing? I’ve got it covered. Working on summarizing? I’ve got it covered. Working on executive functioning? I’ve got it covered. Working on comprehension? I’ve got it covered. Working on vocabulary building/parts of speech? I’ve got it covered. Working on making your sessions FUN and FUNCTIONAL? I’ve got it covered. And I’ve got a lot of other concepts covered too!

•The program is divided into LEVEL 1 (eleven recipe activities/no microwave required) and LEVEL 2 (seven recipes/microwave required).

•Each recipe includes a Lesson Plan Page which lists ingredients, kitchen tools, and “Suggested Language Concepts to Target” (recommended vocabulary and other language concepts that should be addressed while preparing the recipes.)  

•Each recipe also includes a follow-up, language-rich activity called “Speech Snacks Activities.”  The therapist/teacher should use their discretion when deciding which of these activities is most suitable based on the student’s ability level.  Language areas addressed in these activities include comprehension, vocabulary, written language, grammar, cause/effect, compare/contrast, auditory recall, and phonemic awareness.

•©Language Chef includes many supplemental materials to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience. For example, Comprehension &  conversation cards (based on Bloom's Taxonomy),  Executive Functioning checklists to address planning/organization skills necessary to complete a recipe, VISUAL support cards of all the ingredients (noun cards) and cooking actions (verb cards), and graphic organizers for supporting written and verbal recipe recall.

•©Language Chef also includes a student data collection form, a “Note to Parents” explaining the benefits of cooking in the academic setting with an attached student participation permission form,  a “Make and Take” recipe booklet to create and bring home for carryover purposes, and a personalized ©Language Chef hat, so students can feel like a real-life chef while they make their creations!

**You can try out a FREE SAMPLE recipe HERE!!

Recipe Index:

Level 1 (no microwave required):

  • Grapes Letters

with Speech Snacks for “Eat Your Words”

spelling, sentence writing, phonemic awareness (segmentation), articulation practice

  • Fruit & Veggie Mobiles

with Speech Snacks for “Fruit & Veggie Mobile Adventure” Graphic organizer for “WH” questions to expand/elaborate on written language.

  • Owl Rice Cakes

with Speech Snacks for “Whoooo Are You?”

“WHO” question for vocabulary building and sentence writing.

  • A Spooky, Toothy Treat

with Speech Snacks for “A Frightful Food Creation”

Use adjectives to write descriptive sentences /creative writing.

  • Voting for Apples

with Speech Snacks for “Descriptive Apples Voting Ballot” &

“My Five Senses Visual Organizer”

Use your five senses as a strategy to brainstorm adjectives.

  • Pinwheel Sandwiches- (nut butter & fruit spread/ veggie & cheese)

with Speech Snacks for “Make Your Own Pinwheel”

Multi-step direction following

  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

with Speech Snacks for “Fall Vocabulary Fun”

Using seasonal vocabulary to generate written language.

  • Witches Brew Snack Mix

with Speech Snacks for “Witches Brew Memory Game” Auditory memory & recall

  • Veggie Skeleton with Homemade Hummus

with Speech Snacks for “Bare Bone Sentences” & “Skeleton Syllables”

Sentence expansion, syllabification, and phonemic awareness

  • The Juiciest Turkey Ever

with Speech Snacks for “Turkey Talk”

Identification and application of homophones

  • Pumpkin Parfait

with Speech Snacks for “Pumpkin Predicting” task cards

Critical thinking tasks for making predictions

Level 2---(microwave required)

  • Mummy Muffins

with Speech Snacks for “Mummy In A Modern World”

Graphic organizer for brainstorming nouns and creative writing exercise

  • Trick or Treat Bites

with Speech Snacks for “Trick or Treat Cause & Effect”

Generate multiple effects for the causes provided

  • Cinnamon-Tortilla Chips with Creamy Cinnamon Dip

with Speech Snacks for “Tortilla Party Parts of Speech” game

Use the parts of speech to formulate a variety of sentences.

  • Old-Fashioned Baked Apples

with Speech Snacks for “An Apple a Day” Vocabulary and Comprehension

Rate the vocabulary in the passage; complete the comprehension questions.

  • Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

with Speech Snacks for “Cookies & Conversation” card game

Topic initiation, question/comment to practice conversational exchanges.

  • Mama Mia Pizza Dough

with Speech Snacks for “Can I Take Your Order”

Auditory memory/recall of details increasing in length and complexity

  • Better than Spaghetti (Squash)

with Speech Snacks for “Pumpkin vs Squash-What’s the Difference” Compare & contrast passage and Venn diagram


Language Chef is a highly versatile program designed to be used with a wide range of ages and ability levels including:

Special education

Regular Education 

Speech /Language therapy

Life skills classes

ASD Students (autism spectrum disorder) 

Family/consumer science classes


Second language learners

Can't "cook" in the classroom? That's OK! The real-life colored photos can be used to sequence the steps, discuss and describe the photos, and recall the directions, plus the follow-up language extensions target SO MANY COMMUNICATION GOALS, so you can still use this program without using real food if that's not an option for you. Just send the recipes home for your students to share and prepare with their families.


SEQUENCING skills for the steps in a recipe (first, next, then last)

FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS: this skill is naturally addressed as you complete steps in a recipe.

VOCABULARY for exposure to names of ingredients and kitchen tools.

DESCRIBING foods as you talk about taste, texture, smells, and appearance.

ANSWERING WH QUESTIONS before, during, and after the food preparation process.

CATEGORIZING by sorting the types of ingredients needed (i.e. dairy, meat, shape, size, color).

LISTENING COMPREHENSION for recalling what is remembered about the recipe.

PROBLEM-SOLVING by addressing critical thinking skills for issues and situations encountered throughout the recipe.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING namely for time management, task initiation, persistence, and working memory, which are crucial for learning how to successfully start and complete a recipe.

SOCIAL SKILLS for turn-taking, conversation skills, and etiquette while preparing the recipe with a group of peers and adults. 

ARTICULATION SKILLS at the word, sentence, and conversation levels by targeting the words (foods, kitchen tools, etc.)  containing the student’s speech sound(s) throughout the recipe process.

MATH CONCEPTS for measuring wet and dry ingredients, estimating the amounts of some ingredients, telling time for estimating the amount of time needed to complete recipes, and the number of servings (yield) produced from the recipe.

This product was created using Smarty Symbols images. All rights reserved, 2011-2022.

Thank you for your interest in Language Chef! (fall edition)

(the WINTER edition is also available!)

Please don't forget to leave feedback! It will help other potential buyers gain more insight AND you will earn credits toward future purchases on TpT!!

(((Follow my INSTAGRAM page for video demos and details about Language Chef! Use hashtags #languagechefs #speechsnacks #cookingupgoodspeech when sharing your posts and photos!)))

I'm looking forward to "Cooking Up Good Speech and Language" with you and your students! Rose

Copyright ©2022, SpeechSnacks,

Rose A. Kesting, M.A. CCC-SLP

This product is my copyrighted material.

All rights reserved by the author.

For updates on new products follow me on TpT!

Sign up for my NEWSLETTER

Connect with me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK

Follow my website/blog

Total Pages
158 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up