Success in School FOOD Service begins with…

...The FOOD! It can seem overwhelmingly complicated to figure out why your school food service program isn't thriving. When you look closely at a struggling operation, you will quickly begin to see all kinds of things that need to be "fixed". Many will become apparent...

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Beautiful School Food

Check out the short video clips at the bottom of this article to see the beautiful food! During my tenure as the director of food services for Wenatchee School District, we made huge strides in the areas of Farm to School and scratch cooking. Our program won awards...

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School Lunchologist

Available for all of your Food Service Training Needs! I just wanted to share with you a few bullet points about some of the services I am offering to schools and other food service operations through my consulting business, Creative Culinary Solutions. With 37 years...

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Food Bars: The Gateway to Serving More Whole Foods

Increasing Participation and Improving Public Perception in Your Operation Take a look at this one-minute video showing food bars in use in Wenatchee Schools One of the biggest changes I made in my first year as food service director at Wenatchee schools, seventeen...

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The “LIVE-SETTING”​ Approach

The "LIVE-SETTING"​ Approach to School Food Service Culinary Training I had the pleasure of teaching a cooking class to a group of school food pros using a “Live Setting” approach. In a "Live Setting" approach, school food service teams train in their live working...

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Pillar 1 ~ How to Succeed

How to Succeed and Create Positive, Sustainable, Change in Today’s Child Nutrition Environment I'm here to create some dissatisfaction… It’s not a secret that, in recent years, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the changes in child nutrition regulations...

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Pillar 3 ~ Whole Foods

Whole Foods - Harness the Power of Dissatisfaction! I am back to continue my quest to create a sense of dissatisfaction with the current state of child nutrition programs. In my previous article, I talked about the state of school food service and the four pillars,...

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Pillar 2 ~ Scratch Cooking

How to Create Sustainable, Positive Change in Child Nutrition Programs in These Days of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Perhaps you, too, have been feeling dissatisfied with the current state of child nutrition programming in the United States. This is the third...

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