Available for all of your Food Service Training Needs!

I just wanted to share with you a few bullet points about some of the services I am offering to schools and other food service operations through my consulting business, Creative Culinary Solutions. With 37 years of experience in the food service industry as a chef and food service director, I am prepared to help you with all of your training and troubleshooting needs!

I am focused on helping school districts who want to improve their operations by:

Food Based Assistance:

  • Doing more scratch cooking and focusing on processing whole foods in simple and efficient ways:
  • “Live Setting” Cook Training: I will train school food service teams in their live work environment, during regular production! Your district can continue to earn valuable reimbursements while receiving the quality skills your teams can use everyday! No need to wait for early release days to train your teams. These trainings are completely customized to meet your team’s most urgent training needs.
  • How to best utilize commodity foods in a scratch and fast-scratch formats
  • Recipe development and Standardization
  • Menu Development and Design
  • Implementing Salad Bars in Schools

Farm to School: 

  • Getting started with farm to school
  • How to market and grow an existing F2S program for maximum benefit

Program Admin Assistance:

  • Administrative Review Prep
  • Wellness Policy Revisions
  • New Director Training and Interim Director Services
  • Financial Management: Getting Back in the Black!
  • Transitioning from Contracted Foodservice to self-op
  • Central Kitchen Operations – Starting or Improving
  • And more!

All of my services and classes are completely customized to meet your district’s specific training needs and I travel!