The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 12- Warren DeShields

Chef Patrick is joined by Warren DeShields, Director of Food Services Bridgeton Public Schools. Listen as they discuss their journey to child nutrition and the work the Bridgeton Public Schools team has done to close the food insecurity gap during the pandemic. Warren also shares how their district is using online ordering for [Read More]

2021-08-04T11:58:07-05:00August 4th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 11- Devinder Kumar

Join Chef Patrick Garmong and Chef Devinder Kumar of Wonderful College Prep Academy. Chef Devinder shares how he and his team move forward to bridge the food insecurity gap while serving nutritious and delicious global cuisine. In addition, Chef Devinder sheds light on his journey to the child nutrition world and the impact [Read More]

2021-07-06T20:36:31-05:00July 1st, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 10 – Brandon Durio

In this episode of The Mixup, Chef Brandon Durio of Cherry Creek School District shares his experience being welcomed into school nutrition by a forward-thinking program director who saw the benefits of hiring an executive chef. In Chef Brandon’s 8 years in the district he has provided culinary training, introduced new menu items, built [Read More]

2021-07-01T18:04:45-05:00June 16th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 09 – Dan Giusti

Join Chef Patrick and Chef Dan Giusti as they discuss Dan’s pathway from restaurant chef to the Child Nutrition field. Hear how Dan has helped reshape Child Nutrition kitchens from a heat-and-serve production model to a more scratch-based approach to preparing delicious food for students.

2021-04-12T16:50:11-05:00April 6th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 08 – Aaron Smith

Chef Patrick chats with Aaron Smith, Director of the Seattle Public School District. Join them as Aaron discusses how Seattle Public Schools has been serving students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021-02-23T14:57:38-06:00February 23rd, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 07 – Matthew Poling

Chef Patrick chats with Matthew Poling, Executive Chef for the Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6. Join them as Matthew discusses how his team has navigated serving meals during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They also chat about Chef Matthews’s path to the child nutrition field.

2021-02-23T14:29:09-06:00February 2nd, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 06 – Michelle Poirier

Chef Patrick chats with Michelle Poirier, Supervisor of Central Kitchen Production for the Palm Springs Unified School District. Join them as Michelle discusses how her team has navigated the new school year. She also discusses how her team has been accommodating meal needs for children with disabilities.

2020-11-10T14:16:18-06:00November 10th, 2020|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 05 – Vince Caguin

In Episode 5 of The Mixup, Chef Patrick chats with Vince Caguin, Director of the Natomas Unified School District. Join them as Vince discusses the strategies he is using to lead his team into the new school year.

2020-09-29T10:37:51-05:00September 29th, 2020|

iBites Podcast Episode 20 – Pursuing Professional Development in a Pandemic

Welcome to iBites! The ICN podcast.

This episode of iBites continues the institute’s focus on the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Host Dr. Lewanda Morse is joined by ICN ET Specialists – Heather Burkhead, Lutina Cochran and Deborah Winans.

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2020-06-16T15:36:25-05:00June 16th, 2020|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 04 – Kevin Frank

In Episode 4 of The Mixup, Patrick Garmong, Associate Director of Culinary Education and Training at ICN interviews Kevin Frank, Chef and Assistant Director of Detroit Public Schools.

2020-06-01T14:34:44-05:00June 1st, 2020|
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