Chefs Move to Schools Partner
Our founder, Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC is among the first to be recruited to serve in the school nutrition field as a professional chef. As a father of two, transitioning from restaurant and country club environs, Chef Jason felt a personal calling to respond to First Lady Michelle Obama’s charge to get chefs involved in childhood nutrition through work in public schools.
According to the American Culinary Federation: “The Chefs Move to Schools program provides a platform for chefs and schools to form a partnership to work with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals to collaboratively encourage healthy eating and proper nutrition education to kids in engaging and fun ways. Partnerships involve anything from monthly classroom demonstrations and fruit and vegetable tastings to help in the cafeteria or planting a school garden.”
In addition to developing and implementing menus, sourcing, training nutrition services pros and employees in his home school district, Chef Jason worked with ProStart students to design, pilot and launch a new line of burritos and bowls. He teaches cooking classes, advises on school garden projects, holds training boot camps, spearheads fundraisers, works in the classroom, holds Colorado Proud Day demos and has led the Put-Away-5-A-Day marketing effort to encourage increased produce consumption by elementary students. We are well versed in understanding the NSLP Guidelines, USDA Commodity foods and know how to work with manufacturers to create that signature item to make your program shine. Our work with the Institute of Child Nutrition (formerly National Foodservice Management Institute) has allowed us to train on a variety of topics in a variety of locations. Our team is ready to help you with Professional Standards training as well. Email us today and let’s start the conversation, we can work together to custom create the plan that works best for YOU.
Our Consulting services include:
- K-12 & Higher Ed Food Services Program Development
- K-12 Food Services Training & Program Implementation
- Chefs Move to Schools Partnerships
Our Chef works hand in hand with Chef’s Move to Schools and is very well versed in the world of school lunch.. here is what one of our clients had to say about a project we completed:
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