Category Archives: Recipe

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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The big meet farmers moment…is coming

What’s going on? Farm to School is on the move, but not really happening as much as some school food service directors would like. Join Dominic Machi, Director, Nutrition Services at Davis Joint Unified School District, and other key leaders … Continue reading

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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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Esparto’s Cathy Miller Cooks from Scratch

CATHY MILLER, Lead Cook, Esparto Unified School District, Esparto, CA Origin: Capay Valley, CA Cathy Miller is at home in a big kitchen, cooking from scratch. She grew up on a 300 acre ranch in the lush Capay Valley, just … 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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Alameda’s Denise Langowski

DENISE LANGOWSKI, Central Cooking Kitchen Manager, Alameda Unified School District, Alameda, CA Origin: San Francisco, CA Denise has spent most of her life in Alameda, where she works, but her family background is a diverse as California itself. “One grandfather … Continue reading

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“RC” Curva Sets Fresh Vision, Makeover, for CA’s Alameda USD School Lunch

Happy National School Lunch Week to all. This week we begin a feature on Alameda Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alameda, California Rafaelita “RC” Curva, pictured left, is Alameda Unified School District’s new director of Food … Continue reading

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The Story of a Young Food Services Director, by Regina O’Campo

The Baby in the Bunch, the Story of a Young Food Services Director, by Regina O’Campo We close our series on Sanger Unified School District with a guest blog and two of her students’ favorite recipes. Ann and Georgeanne It … Continue reading

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What’s a Director To Do with Too Much USDA Whole Wheat Dry Rotini?

Tossing a Challenge to the Staff by Brenda Lightfoot-Handy, Director of Food Service, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District Cutler-Orosi JUSD is the proud owner of several hundreds of cases of USDA Whole Wheat dry rotini, a great product, yet we … Continue reading

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Head Start is Cooking From Scratch in Yolo County

Head Start is cooking from scratch, at least in California’s Yolo County. Stephanie Gray, Nutrition Services Coordinator with Head Start,  (pictured to the far left with Nasreen Shetab) is hoping soon they will be adding Russian and Middle Eastern vegetarian … Continue reading

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