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