Monday, August 29, 2011

Healthiest, Freshest Food Offerings Increasing in Cafeterias

As the Food Services Department prepares for the opening of 200 school cafes (whew!) school cafe managers gathered on Thursday for the final in a series of three orientation/training meetings.
This training was a little different.

Farmers and chefs were invited to the meeting termed “Know your Farmer, Know Your Food”. The day included a mini-farmer’s market, a tomato tasting and cooking demonstrations to integrate more local raw product into our school menus.

The group then enjoyed the fruits of their labor as they ate the lunch they prepared during the morning. The goal is to continue to make the Farm to School Program, which began last year as an integral part of school menu planning and preparation.
For more information on the Farm to School Program, contact Vanessa Zajfen at or 858-627-7310.