Author Archives: Chef Cody

Tips : How to clean your espresso machine

Cleaning your espresso machine is a great way to ensure that it won’t stop working anytime soon and would always provide you with quality espresso. While many people think that it is not important to clean your espresso machine every … Continue reading

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Why we only use Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers for our lunches

KitchenAid is one of the most prominent names in the field of cooking and an unbeatable favourite of most professional chefs and bakers. With its versatile and durable stand mixers, it is still known as the best Stand Mixer Company … Continue reading

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Earth Day and End of Year Update

Post by Cody Williams Here is a snapshot of topics I am currently involved with at this busy time of year! In lieu of Earth Day I thought I would do my first post on Who’s Cooking School Lunch!  There … Continue reading

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Announcing Chef Cody Williams as CoBlogger

We are happy to announce that Chef Cody Williams, the dynamic Director of Food Service at Sonoma Valley Unified School District, is joining our blog, Who’s Cooking School Lunch, as a co-blogger. Cody has introduced a number of innovations into … Continue reading

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Lodi’s Family Dinner from around the World

What’s for dinner? Nancy Rostimily, Lodi Unified School District’s Food Service Director, decided it would be an international taste of salads, along with hot chicken noodle soup and bread as well as fresh Mandarin oranges, locally sourced and so sweet, … Continue reading

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Something Special is Cooking in Yolo County’s Head Start Kitchen

Yolo’s County’s Head Start program, under the leadership of Stephanie Gray, Nutrition Services Coordinator, has some new flavors coming to their meal program. Black-eye Pea Salad, Baked Sweet Potato with Cheese and Broccoli Topping and Corn and Cheese Grits. Lorena … Continue reading

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Five Flavor Culinary Course Inspires School Food Service

The food heritage of many immigrant and first generation students is rich and fascinating, largely healthy, and vastly untapped in school lunch — so we, Evans & Brennan, designed a half-day course for School District Food Service to introduce five … Continue reading

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New Scaled Up Recipes for School Meals

From our colleagues at The Center for Ecoliteracy: “As a resource for school nutrition services, the Center for Ecoliteracy offers a downloadable collection of 21 recipes for reimbursable school meals, scaled and tested for quantities of 50 and 100.” As … Continue reading

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What’s New? A World of Good Tastes! A Classroom Cooking Manual

The California Department of Education has made our book,  A World of Good Tastes! A Classroom Cooking Manual, by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans. This cooking manual, is available free through a link on the CDE e-tool kit for … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t want to date a farmer…

Who says speed dating doesn’t work? Dru Rivers (pictured left ) representing Full Belly Farms in Capay Valley, Yolo County, along with 25 or more farmers met with the same number of school food service in Yolo County’s Norwood Hall … Continue reading

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