Friday, October 3, 2014

School Daze-It Takes A Village to Improve School Food

Here is an online news article about my work with a chef to continue to improve our school meals.

The School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) and Child Nutrition Services (CNS) Partnership's Chef Initiative

Getting our two new hot entrees this year, Zesty Fajita Chicken with Tex Mex Rice and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowl, on the menu took a village.  The process is dynamic as input is still being considered and has involved local chefs, student chefs, our consulting chef, cafeteria managers, line cooks, servers, a dietitian (me!), student taste test panels, adult taste testers, school staff input, culinary boot camp participants, food vendors, and more.

If you are local, we will be offering samples of the Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowl at the Williamsburg Farmers Market Chefs Tent on Saturday morning, October 18, 2014.

We are still working on the 3 P's-production, preparation, and presentation, and with our chef's help - taste!



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