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Culinary

​​Culinary in Schools 

The art and science of culinary techniques are critical for School Nutrition Professionals as they provide healthy, quality meals for students throughout Georgia.  Culinary is a key ingredient as we focus on Professional Development, Quality Meals, and Student & Community Engagement. Strong culinary skills elevate Georgia School Nutrition Professionals.  

School Nutrition Professionals: Here we have gathered some resources for School Nutrition Professionals to utilize in your schools and communities.  
  • Utilize Harvest of the Month tools when preparing featured items 
  • Encourage participation in the Student Chef Competition 
Educators and Students: Resources are available to provide hands-on learning opportunities and culinary applications.  
  • ​Participate in the Student Chef Competition 
  • Utilize Harvest of the Month tools as part of culinary lessons

Culinary Connections

The Culinary Connections conversations will be hosted by the GaDOE Culinary Specialists, Chef Michael DuBose and Chef John Huff. The agenda will be centered around culinary challenges and discussion of solutions and opportunities to make the work in your districts a little easier and more effective. Our conversations will start with a 10-15 minute culinary presentation followed by an open discussion where you will be able to ask questions directly to our team. We encourage School Level Managers and District Leadership to attend.  

The Culinary Connection meetings will occur via Microsoft Teams every third Wednesday starting at 2:00 PM beginning in July. The schedule for the rest of the calendar year is listed below.  
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UPCOMING DATES                                             
September 15, 2021 
October 20, 2021 
November 17, 2021 
December 15, 2021  

For questions, please contact the GaDOE Culinary Specialists, Michael DuBose  or John Huff