The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 22 – Eric Span

Join The MixUp as we sit down with Eric Span, the visionary Director of Nutrition Services at Sweetwater Union High in San Diego! Discover Eric’s unique blend of hospitality and nutrition experience that transforms school meals into sustainable, nutritious, and educational delights for students. Tune in for an inspiring journey of taste and knowledge, [Read More]

2023-09-28T13:19:06-05:00September 27th, 2023|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 21 – Missy Poirier

Join Chef Patrick as he welcomes back Missy Poirier, the Nutrition Services Director of Jurupa Unified School District, for an insightful conversation about changing roles and advancing in the ranks of Child Nutrition Programs. Hear firsthand about Missy’s journey from district chef to her current role and gain valuable insights into the world [Read More]

2023-04-20T11:22:46-05:00April 10th, 2023|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 20 – Jason Hull

Chef Patrick sits down with Chef Jason Hull Director of Culinary Services/Founder of Culinary Farm at Marin Country Day School. Join them as they chat about Chef Jason’s work to develop a culinary culture in his program. Listen to his mission to inspire healthful eating for the children in his program.

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2023-03-06T07:21:18-06:00March 6th, 2023|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 19 – Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro

On this episode, we welcome Chef Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro, Executive Chef of Healthy School Recipes and a Child Nutrition Consultant. Learn about her fantastic work bringing culturally important recipes to the schools in her home state of Maine.

2023-02-09T07:39:03-06:00February 9th, 2023|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 18- Stephen Menyhart

Join Chef Patrick as he chats with Stephen Menyhart, Chef, Register Dietician, and Child Nutrition champion. Learn how, and more importantly, why, Stephen began his journey in child nutrition. Hear his story of personal and professional growth in the industry he calls home, child nutrition.

2022-11-07T13:45:29-06:00November 7th, 2022|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 17- Bettina Applewhite

Join Chef Patrick as he Mixes it Up with Bettina Applewhite, Sr. Operations Supervisor, Southwest Area, Baltimore County Public Schools. In this episode, they chat about serving diverse communities, school nutrition as a career path, Bettina’s experience on Bravo’s Top Chef Amateurs, and more!

2022-06-17T10:32:24-05:00June 17th, 2022|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 16- Rachel-Gooding

In this episode, Chef Patrick mixes it up with Chef Rachel Gooding, Senior Research Chef, CCS ® McCormick & Co., Inc. Join them as they chat about the good works of the McCormick Science Institute and how to develop flavorful foods with less sodium. This is an episode you truly can’t miss.

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2022-05-22T13:31:13-05:00May 10th, 2022|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 15- Ryan Yarnell

Chef Patrick is back on the mic, and this time he is joined by Chef Ryan Yarnell, Nutrition Services Chef with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Listen in as they discuss how MNPS has continued to serve students despite staffing shortages, supply-chain issues, and more.

2022-01-21T12:03:56-06:00January 21st, 2022|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 14- Erin Primer

Garrett Berdan and guest Erin Primer, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for San Luis Coastal Unified School District, taste California-grown finger limes and discuss the importance of creating memorable food experiences for children.

2021-11-30T13:32:42-06:00November 30th, 2021|

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 13- Ben Atkinson

CICN’s Garrett Berdan interviews Ben Atkinson, Assistant Director of Child Nutrition, Auburn School District in Washington state.

2021-11-04T14:01:10-05:00November 4th, 2021|
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