Category Archives: CA-Monterey Peninsula

Fresh Fish Tacos for School Lunch in Monterey’s Bay to Tray Program

Update on Monterey Peninsula School District – Special Post from Jenn Gerard, Director of Nutrition Services  We caught up with Jenn recently, whom we featured earlier, and she told us that Monterey Peninsula School District is now  offering students locally … Continue reading

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Monterey Peninsula’s Culinary Arts Class teaches students and cooks

Michelle Sorensen, (pictured left) is Seaside High School’s Culinary Arts Instructor, at Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in northern California. She teaches both students and cooks in an exciting new program, started last year as a collaboration between high school … Continue reading

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Monterey’s “Miss Duckie’s” colorful kitchen

DEBBIE ‘DUCKIE’ COTA, MANAGER, Del Red Woods K-5, Monterey Peninsula School District, Seaside, CA Origin: Monterey When you walk into ‘Duckie’s kitchen, you know you are in a warm, safe, happy place. It’s full of bright posters, colorful decorations, and … Continue reading

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Bambi Barker takes Monterey’s production kitchen to a new level

BAMBI BARKER, MANAGER, PACK-OUT KITCHEN at SEASIDE HIGH SCHOOL, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District,  Seaside, CA Origin: Castroville, CA When we visited Bambi, pictured left inside her walk-in cooler, in her large production kitchen at Seaside High School she and … Continue reading

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MARY GUERRA, Kitchen Manager, Monterey High School, Monterey CA

MARY GUERRA, Kitchen Manager, Monterey High School, Monterey CA Origin: Monterey, CA A third-generation Italian, like her husband, Mary Guerra grew up in Monterey on Spaghetti Hill, the affectionate name given by locals to the hillside community where many of … Continue reading

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Jenn Gerard, one of a new generation of school food service directors

MONTEREY The California Central Coast city of Monterey has a rich history. Native Americans fished the abundant waters of the bay thousands of years before 1542 when the first Spanish explorer, Juan Rodríquez Cabrillo sailed in and gave the bay its … Continue reading

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