Cooking for Kids

We provide recipes, training and professional consultations for Oklahoma schools adjusting to the updated USDA school nutrition requirements. We’re here to help, working side by side with child nutrition professionals to determine positive changes we can make in Oklahoma school lunchrooms.

Our Goals

Cooking for Kids aims to change the landscape of school nutrition through chef-led culinary training for school nutrition professionals resulting in:

  • Greater availability of freshly prepared foods

  • Increased student participation in school meals

  • Expanded public support for child nutrition programs

Our Process

We offer Culinary Skill Development Training, Child Nutrition Leadership Training, and school-site chef consultations.

Back to School Training:

Food Safety 101

Monday, August 9th, 2021


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Food Safety for Management

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021


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School Site:
Chef Consultation

During the Cooking for Kids Chef Consultation, an industry trained consulting chef will partner with the SFA to assess needs and develop a personalized action plan for the school district. This will be achieved through a series of onsite visits during the school year. The service is provided at no charge to the school district. An on-site consultation with one of our professional chefs will teach you how to:

  • Develop your menu
  • Assess your procurement process and equipment
  • Develop work schedules
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan

Priority will be given to those school districts that have completed Culinary Skill Development Training and Child Nutrition Leadership Training.

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