Culinary Classroom

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If you have questions regarding the Culinary Classroom, please contact a member of the Child Nutrition staff. 

Classroom Dress Code

All participants and presenters taking part in training events held in the Culinary Classroom will be required to follow our dress code. The following standards must be met:

A hat or hairnet is required. Other head coverings with prior approval may be allowed. Visors are not allowed.
Beard restraint, if applicable
Closed toe/back shoes
Long pants, no leggings
Short or long sleeve shirts only
A plain wedding band is the only jewelry allowed
Nails must be clean and trimmed. Nail polish and artificial nails will not be allowed


We ask that the following order be adhered to for those who wish to participate:

Cooks and Prep Cooks

Directors and Managers who work or assist in the kitchen
Non-production staff

Participation Agreement

To participate in our culinary training, participants must sign a Participation Agreement prior to the training. Please read, sign and email the completed form to Paula Nadeau at 

Cancellation Policy

In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made by noon the day prior to the training as to whether or not the training will take place. 


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 Culinary Classroom Kitchen Basics

Recipes, Tips & Ideas from the Culinary Classroom

Looking for some new recipe ideas? Want to make things in your kitchen more efficient?
Check out the videos and recipes that come straight from the Child Nutrition Culinary Classroom. 



Two plates of broccoli salad
Roasted Broccoli & Broccoli Salad
Recipes: Roasted - Salad
Creditable: NSLP
Plate of Buckwheat Oat Muffins
Buckwheat Oat Muffins
Buckwheat Oat Muffins
Recipe (from the Food Network)

Creditable: NSLP


Plate of ployes

Creditable: NSLP


Barbecue pulled pork sandwich and pulled pork mac and cheese
BBQ Pulled Pork Two Ways
BBQ Pulled Pork Two Ways (4:00) 

Creditable: NSLP


Pulled Pork Tacos and nachos
Pulled Pork Tacos & Nachos
Pulled Pork Tacos & Nachos (6:00)

Creditable: NSLP


Loaves of apple bread
Whole Grain Rich Apple Bread
Apple Maple Bread (13:00) 

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A tray of blueberry muffins
Whole Grain Rich Blueberry Muffin
Blueberry Muffins (8:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


Breakfast burrito on a plate
Whole Grain Rich Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Burrito (9:00) 

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


buffalo chicken wrap
Whole Grain Rich Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Buffalo Chicken Wrap (8:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A bowl of broccoli cheddar soup
Cheddar Broccoli Soup
Cheddar Broccoli Soup (7:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A bowl of cheeseburger soup
Cheeseburger Soup
Cheeseburger Soup (6:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A bowl of chocolate hummus
Chocolate Hummus
Chocolate Hummus (5:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A piece of focaccia bread
Whole Grain Rich Focaccia Bread
Focaccia Bread (9:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


Cups of fruit smoothies
Fruit Smoothie
Fruit Smoothie (6:00) 
Recipe for NSLPRecipe for CACFP

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A bowl of gazpacho
Gazpacho (12:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A to go container of salad
Grab & Go Salads
Big Mac & Caesar Salads
Grab & Go Salads featuring Big Mac & Caesar Salads (6:00) Recipe

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A bowl of hummus
Hummus (5:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A bowl of mac & cheese
Whole Grain Rich Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni & Cheese (5:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A jar of overnight oats
Overnight Oats
Overnight Oats (3:00)

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A plate of scones
Scones (10:00)

Creditable: NSLP Only


A bowl of sesame noodles
Whole Grain Rich Sesame Noodles
Sesame Noodles (4:00)
Recipe for NSLP; Recipe for CACFP

Creditable: NSLP & CACFP


A plate of pepperoni pizza
Pizza (14:00)
Recipe for NSLP

Creditable: NSLP 


Spice jars with flavor mixes
Flavor Shakers
Flavor Shakers (14:00)
Adapted from Team Nutrition Iowa


Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (13:00) 

Recipes from our culinary classes

Harvest of the Month Recipes How to Videos

Instructional Videos - Fruit Preparation, Vegetable Preparation, Recipes, Time Management and Food Safety

Menu Planning for Hybrid Models
Grab & Go Meal Menu Options (10:00) 
Menu Ideas - Bento Boxes 
Menu Ideas - Grain Offering
Menu Ideas - Meat/Meat Alternate

Photos from the Culinary Classroom