Resources for School Food

Scratch Cooking Skills + Tutorials

•VIDEO: Knife skills: Oregon Department of Education quick knife skills videos (click on the link and scroll down to Culinary Skills)

•The Lunch Box: Scratch cooking resources and training opportunities from the Chef Ann Foundation

•Culinary Institute of Child Nutrition (CICN) A new division of the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) that provides school nutrition professionals with in-depth, hands-on culinary training and resources.

•Culinary Skills for Local Food from the National Farm to School Network: Knife skills, batch cooking, preparing fresh vegetables training materials

Farm to School Menu Planning Recording and Presentation slides:
Bring local products to life on your school menus! Chef Kent Getzin, Director of Food Services in Wenatchee, WA shares a variety of ways to incorporate local products into your school recipes, salad bars, and cycle menus so they become permanent items in your kitchen inventory.

•VIDEO: Child Nutrition Culinary Workshop A Virtual culinary webinar series with Chef Jessica!  Sponsored by ODE and ODNC, school and child nutrition professionals across Oregon are invited to watch or cook along with Jessica as she prepares easy, tasty and fun recipes that meet Child Nutrition Program guidelines.

Inspiring Organizations

Brigaid Since 2016, Brigaid’s chefs have collaborated with partner K-12 school districts to support and elevate the quality of their child nutrition programs. We’ve now expanded our reach to encompass institutional food service operations of all kinds, and our goal is to change what is expected of the food served in these spaces.