Child Nutrition Culinary Workshop – October 2021

Welcome to our virtual culinary webinar series with Chef Jessica!  Sponsored by ODE and ODNC, school and child nutrition professionals across Oregon are invited to watch or cook along with Jessica as she prepares easy, tasty and fun recipes that meet Child Nutrition Program guidelines.

Enjoy watching this virtual Culinary Workshop “Romaine Calm and Keep Cooking.”  Chef Jessica and others share recipes and tips for how to solve supply chain issues in the kitchen and come up with ideas to keep kids coming back for more meals! Check out some of the delicious dishes featured in the workshop below:

Click this link to download the Romaine Calm and Keep Cooking Handout:

Romain Calm and Keeping Cooking 2021 PDF

We would love to hear from you to see what you thought of the training and ideas that you might have for trainings to come. Please complete our Evaluation Survey below. Participants who complete and evaluation and leave their name and address will receive an “Undeniably Dairy” pocket apron and a portable milk cooler from the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council while supplies last.

Evaluation Survey

Please check out our other Culinary Workshops from this year:

“Vary Your Veggies” Culinary Workshop, July 2021

“Oregon Cooks for Kids Culinary Workshop” Culinary Workshop, May 2021

The links referenced in the recording are:

Food Hero

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework of wellness

ODE CNP Culinary Technique videos

Food Hero website and quantity recipes

ODNC Umatilla Culinary Workshop (made by kids!)

NSLP Training Page

CACFP Training Page

Healthy School Recipes Website for Recipes, Tips and Tricks

National Day Calendar

Food Hero Recipes

Supply Shortage Customizable Letter

Learn About Pulses

Institute of Child Nutrition Recipes

For more information on culinary trainings, check out Nourish Myself…Thyme for Me Webinar recording with Dayle Hayes and Chef Brenda Wattles (Certificate of Completion available).

Statewide culinary trainings and this event are sponsored by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and the Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Services. Questions? Please contact Crista Hawkins:


Food Hero

ODE Child Nutrition Programs

Popeye Power Smoothie Recipe