We are in the process of hiring a consulting chef to work with our school meal program. We have set 4 goals for the program: to offer more appealing food, to educate parents and students, to increase participation, and to train our staff. Our chef will be with us for 10 months, working in 2 schools towards specific objectives to reach measurable change.
Over the years, we have had great partnerships with volunteer chefs through the Chefs Move to Schools program. Now, we hope to lean on one a little more heavily for their culinary skills, eye for presentation, and creativity.
This will be a fun program to blog about. Professionally, I think a chef & Registered Dietitian partnership will be perfect to help us make strides in our school meal program. Personally, I hope to learn a few things myself that I can bring home to the dinner table. Bon Appetit!