Chefs collaborate with schools to serve fresh local foods to students

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to the KY Department of Agriculture, chefs will be visiting schools in eight Kentucky counties to give instruction on how to prepare and serve fresh, local food. This move is part of a pilot project by Kentucky’s DoA, Farm to School.

School food service workers want to serve healthy, delicious meals to Kentucky children, and these projects will help them do that,” Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles said. “These investments will help the next generation of Kentuckians grow up healthy and strong, and they also will teach them to value farmers and local food systems as a way of life.”

Under the Chefs in Schools Collaborative, chefs will educate school food service personnel about incorporating fresh local food on their menus, knife skills, proper handling of fresh foods, menu development, taste testing with students, and introducing local farms to students.

You can find out more about this program at their website: FarmToSchool.org

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