Community Nutrition Services

Professional Development & Online Trainings

For School Nutrition Staff

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Free Online Trainings

Level-up your school meals

Online training videos, available on your schedule, designed especially for school nutrition staff by our experienced team of Chef Educators.

Explore our series of online professional development classes designed especially for school nutrition staff.

We tackle topics like go-to recipes for using up USDA comodity foods, delicious recipes to meet student's diverse dietary preferences, and range of  professional skills development.

Watch the trainings on your own schedule and receive professional development credit* by filling out the post-survey following each training. You'll receive a certificate of completion within a week of filling out the survey.

*PD credits available only to school nutrition staff in Massachusetts

 

Current Trainings

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Intro to Vegetarian Cooking

Project Bread covers the basics of cooking with tofu and beans in your school meal program

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Getting Started with Scratch-Cooking

Learn how to incorporate more scratch cooking into your school meal program.

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Basics of Gluten-Free Cooking

Gluten-free cooking does not have to be challenging! Join us for a review of some of our favorite gluten-free lunchtime recipes.

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Vegetable Variations

Review proper cooking techniques, including roasting, steaming and blanching, and demonstrate recipes for seasonings, dips and spreads to brighten up raw vegetables.

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Utilizing USDA Foods Training

Make the most of USDA foods in your school meal program. Join our Chef Educators for an online class outlining strategies for using your USDA foods.

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Beef Tips: Creative Recipes & Techniques

Join us as we trot the globe highlighting the versatility of a common ingredient, USDA ground beef, featuring recipes both new and familiar.

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Summer Eats Training

From wraps to dips, this class will focus on fresh, packable meal options to suit your Summer Eats needs and include a presentation from CNOP about best practices for promoting your Summer Eats programming.

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Sauces, Seasonings, & Salad Dressings

Watch Chef Vanessa and Chef Ryan highlight the wonderful world of sauces, salad dressings and seasonings. In this class, we cover a variety of techniques and applications for creating deeply flavorful mixes.

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink

A culinary mélange of recipes covering everything from new chicken salad and egg salad recipes to a tofu poke bowl and what to do with some of those canned items piling up in dry storage.

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