Seminars & Presentations

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K-12 Team A la Carte Training Services Menu

The K-12 Culinary Team offers all-staff workshops designed for supervisors, managers, assistant managers, managers in training, and nutrition assistants.

Build a Workshop Menu: One Day Workshop

Chef Cyndie teaches a culinary seminar/workshop
  • Mix and match topics.
  • Number of participants is not limited.
  • Customized presentation length.

The Chef and the Gardener:
One-day workshop

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  • Six-hour day workshop.
  • Grow foods safely and utilize school garden produce.
  • Number of participants is not limited.

Hands-on Culinary Skills
One-day Workshop

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  • Back to basics, 6-hour culinary skills workshop for all staff.
  • Culinary Solutions will provide grocery order upon selection of recipes.
  • Staff will practice culinary skills while preparing school nutrition recipes as part of the training for a taste test.
  • 18 participants: one chef instructor
  • 19-30 participants: one chef instructor and one chef assistant.

Hands-on Culinary Skills
Two-day Workshop

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  • In-depth, 12-hour culinary skills for all staff.
  • In-depth work efficiency for all staff.
  • There are two cook times: staff will practice culinary skills while preparing school nutrition recipes as part of the training.
  • Culinary Solutions will provide grocery order upon selection of recipes.
  • 18 participants: one chef instructor
  • 19 - 30 participants: one chef instructor and one chef assistant.

K-12 Culinary Institute
Two-day course

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  • Two-day Course on Fundamental Skills and Nuts & Bolts.
  • One Lead chef instructor and an assistant chef instructor
  • Maximum 30 participants .


K-12 Culinary Institute
Three-day course

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  • Three-day Course of Fundamental Skills,Nuts and Bolts, and Having Fun .
  • One lead chef instructor and an assistant chef instructor.
  • Maximum 30 participants

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K-12 Culinary Institute for Managers
Two & Three-Day Courses Available

Spice Jars of Chef Cyndie
  • "Teach-the-leader" transformational course designed with your school in mind.
  • Fundamental Skills, Nuts & Bolts, Going beyond and having fun with it!
  • Work schedules, kitchen hacks, batch cooking, and mise en place strategies.
  • Customer skills-communications, merchandizing, practicing with co-workers.
  • Multiple cooking times throughout course.
  • Course materials are included in this workshop.
    One classroom instructor and a chef instructor.
  • Maximum 30 participants


Dollars & Good Sense
Two-day Course

Measuring Spoons
  • Money management for managers interactive course.
  • Culinary Solutions will provide grocery and supply order.
  • Course materials are included in this workshop.
    One classroom instructor and a chef instructor.
  • Maximum 25 participants


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