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NC K-12 Culinary Institute for School Nutrition Managers - Summer 2019

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Section, in cooperation with Chef Cyndie Story and K-12 Team, is offering The NC K-12 Culinary Institute again in summer 2019. The workshop features face-to-face and online instruction for school nutrition personnel to enhance these healthy dining objectives:

  • Improve student health, well-being and academic success through nutritious, appealing meals at school
  • Increase participation in high quality, enticing school nutrition programs
  • Expand capacity of local school nutrition programs to purchase, prepare and serve fresh, locally grown produce
  • Increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain rich foods
    Provide continuing education opportunities for school nutrition personnel

The culinary school course components are planned to include menus using scratch, convenience, and modified scratch products and techniques. Recipes will also include North Carolina Farm to School items, step-by-step photography, and instructions written for production amounts consistent with pack or pan sizes commonly available and used in school kitchens.

Course Goals & Objectives

The course is designed especially for School Nutrition Managers who will become Chef Ambassadors. It is expected they will “Teach It Forward” many of the concepts learned at the Institute. Instructional segments are planned for topics such as knife skills, weighing and measuring accurately, preparing foods for just-in-time service, work simplification and scheduling, effective use of equipment, and quality food preparation and service for a variety of meats, grains, fruits, vegetables, and condiments. A “Teach it Forward” toolkit, including 15-minute modules or “Short Sets” on many of the topics, will be provided to the School Nutrition Manager participants so that they can return to the School Food Authority (SFA) as Chef Ambassadors and teach other managers and associates important food production and merchandising techniques. In addition, a limited amount of small equipment will be provided to assist with teaching upon return to the SFA.

Upon completion of the course attendees will be expected to “Teach it Forward” and complete quarterly surveys reporting activities.

Have Questions?  Need Assistance?

Please contact susan.thompson@dpi.nc.gov for additional information.

Scheduled Dates & Locations

Registration Link:  Applications for NC K-12 Culinary Institute for School Nutrition Managers

June 25 – 27               Craven Co

July 9 – 11                   Rowan Co

July 9 – 11                   Pasquotank Co

July 23 – 25                 Asheville

July 23 – 25                 Nash Co

July 30 – Aug 1           New Hanover

July 30 – Aug 1           Wilkes Co

August 6 – 8                Harnett Co

August 6 – 8                Alamance Co

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