Culinary Tech

Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals

This is a series of lessons designed to help school nutrition teams prepare healthier school meals that appeal to the taste of today’s students. Food Service staff will learn about nutrition, food production and culinary techniques that will improve their school nutrition programs. Each lesson contains a print and video component. The lessons include:

• Introduction to Preparing Healthy School Meals
• Preparing Fruits
• Preparing Vegetables
• Preparing Salads
• Preparing Meats, Poultry, and Fish
• Preparing Sandwiches
• Preparing Dry Beans and Peas
• Preparing Pasta, Rice, and Grains
• Preparing Soups
• Preparing Dairy Products
• Preparing Eggs
• Preparing Sauces
• Preparing Cakes, Cookies, and Pastry
• Preparing Yeast Breads
• Preparing Quick Breads
• Seasonings