The PPS Food Service Department brought in a chef to teach the staff some basic culinary skills before heading back to the kitchens for the year. As vegetables become more common place in the school cafeterias, and the salt shaker is left on the sidelines, the cafeteria staff must learn to cook vegetables while maintaining appearance and taste. Students eat first with their eyes. If the food doesn’t look appealing, they probably won’t even try it.
Chef Bill traveled to Pittsburgh all the way from Lancaster, PA to deliver a fun, engaging, and hands on lesson in everything from knife skills to roasting veggies. The staff was surprised at how fun cooking could be when given the right set of skills.
The PPS Food Service Department hopes to continue culinary training each year in order to enhance the menu with more scratch cooking.