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Kids in the Kitchen

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Taher and The Family Consumer Science Program at DC-G Middle School have teamed up to create Culinary Art’s after school programs called Kids in the Kitchen and the Chef Club.

Kids in the Kitchen is for  6th grade students who are interested in the Culinary Arts.   Chef’s Club  is for second year Culinary Students. The groups meet once per month from 3:15-4:20 p.m. in the Middle School kitchen.

Students begin each year talking about Farm to Table, preparing apple pie, and quick breads, and end the year with a Mystery Basket Cooking Challenge.  We change the program yearly in collaboration with Penny Erickson, Family Consumer Science Teacher.

High School Honors Study Club (Academic Offerings)

dcg students learning to cook from a chefThis program features Taher’s Chef Joe twice a month working with our High schools students who are interested in the culinary arts but have conflicts with their other core classes. The AO offers short- 20 minute cooking classes.  A few of the mini scratch cooking sessions that Chef Joe has offered included: been making homemade pasta, homemade pizza dough as well as up scaling a sandwich into a Panini sandwich.  These mini sessions are to give our students savvy food ideas on a shoestring budget.  Next month we will be making homemade egg and spring rolls.

Taher, Inc. is a contract food service management company providing K-12 school lunch managementcampus diningsenior diningbusiness dining and cateringsummer camp dining, and vending and office coffee services to clients in our growing nationwide footprint.

Since its founding in 1981 by President and CEO Bruce Taher, the company has focused on serving fresh foods expertly prepared by a team of chefs, monitored by a group of seasoned veterans, and delivered at a reasonable price.

Taher serves over 34 million meals per year, and employs and/or supervises over 2,600 employees. Supporting each of Taher’s field sites is a regional staff of dietitians, merchandising and creative design professionals, purchasing personnel, and specialists in information technology, facility design, and operations.

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