Chefs and culinary professionals are wonderful assets to any farm to school program. Folks with a cooking background can teach students cooking skills, host a field trip to their kitchen, and help cafeteria staff develop kid-friendly recipes. These resources will help you get more culinary professionals involved in your program.
- Chef to School Toolkit: If you are a chef or someone that cooks that wants to work with students, this toolkit will give you an overview of simple lesson plans, tools and tips for working with schools. This toolkit is based on the Georgia Organics and Mendez Foundation Seeds of Nutrition’s Chef to School workshop in 2009.
- Chefs Move to Schools: This program, founded in May 2010, is a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Their website creates a platform for chefs and schools to create partnerships in their communities with the mission of collaboratively educating kids about food and healthy eating.
- Good Food Guide: Georgia Organics’ Good Food Guide will help you find restaurants and culinary professionals in your area that are already sourcing local food and could work with your schools as well.
- Chefs A’ Field: These great videos from the Public Broadcasting Services focus on the culinary adventures of chefs and children as they go in search of fresh ingredients from the farm and create delicious dishes from their finds.