Making Farm to School Work for Your School District: Implementation of Farm to School Practices and Operations in School Kitchens
The Chef Ann Foundation workshop led by Ann Cooper, Beth Collins and Curry Rosato will address increasing the capacity for purchasing local while running a fiscally sustainable food service program. Trainings will share proven techniques gained over 15 years of farm to school scratch cooking implementation in school districts across the country. Participants will learn how to expand and sustain their commitment to farm to school policies; menu and procurement strategy; facilities and food production efficiencies; staff productivity and training; financial management across the spectrum of food service; and participation improvement through student education and program marketing.
Ann Cooper, President and Founder, Chef Ann Foundation // Director of Nutrition Services, Boulder Valley School District
Beth Collins, Director of Operations, Chef Ann Foundation
Curry Rosato, Program Director, Chef Ann Foundation