School Lunchrooms, Now Chef-Driven Concepts

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Remember when school lunches consisted of tater tots sitting under heat lamps and questionable, pre-frozen "food?" Well, apparently many school districts are already shifting gears to provide more healthful, even organic, food to students. With the uproar of chef fame, the people who make your food are getting a bigger spotlight. They are more recognized and certainly more criticized, no longer hiding in kitchens, but transparently present with things like open kitchens, as many school lunchroom kitchens are, and social media platforms, of course. 

One school district in Sacramento, CA, for example, houses five commercial rotisseries in its school kitchens, which turns out up to 100 Mary's Organic chickens a day, reports The Sacramento Bee. Sides include a sweet potato and organic french fries. Another meal served in the district is barbecued grass-fed beef burgers.

These types of changes aren't just in California, though it seems most health trends start there. If you have a child that attends public school, you are probably well aware that several states have already begun implementing more health-conscious menus and options, putting an emphasis on school "chefs." Read More