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NC K-12 Culinary Institute for School Nutrition Managers - Summer 2017

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, School Nutrition Services, in cooperation with Chef Cyndie Story and the K-12 Culinary Team, is providing the NC K-12 Culinary Institute in the Summer of 2017 for School Nutrition Managers who will become Chef Ambassadors.  

Course Goals & Objectives

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. 

It is expected that the new Chef Ambassadors will take the concepts learned at the Institute and “Teach It Forward”. 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.

Who Should Attend?

This opportunity is designed for School Nutrition Managers in charge of schools preparing and serving menus on-site to more than 100 students.   Managers who are willing to return to their SFA and teach others should complete the application link below. Participants successfully completing the workshop and related duties will be eligible for a travel reimbursement of $185.00.

Application Deadline

The 2018 schedule for manager sessions will be posted soon.

Scheduled Dates & Locations

DatesCulinary Institute Locations
SFA School

June 27-29

Johnston County Cleveland High School
Wilkes County North Wilkes Middle School
Onslow County Northside High School

July 11-13

Chatham County Chatham Middle School
Avery County Avery County High School

July 18 - 20

Pitt County South Central High School
Alamance-Burlington Highland Elementary School
Bertie County Bertie High School

July 25-27

Franklin County Franklinton High School
Sampson County Hobbton Middle School
Mooresville Graded SD Rocky River Elementary School

August 1-3

Haywood County Tuscola High School
Union County Marvin Ridge High School
Hoke County Sandy Grove Middle School

August 8-10

New Hanover County Ashley High School
Asheville City Schools Asheville Middle School
Cabarrus County Cox Mill High School

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