More than 100 school chefs, from schools throughout Delaware and Ottawa Counties, gathered on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Grove Middle and Upper Elementary Cafeterias, for a continuing education session.
The event, organized by members of the Delaware County Community Partnership, along with Partners For Ottawa County, Inc., was designed to help school chefs think about everything from food allergies to cooking with commodities.
The session also included two rounds of "Iron Chef" which gave participants a chance to make a dish from a basket of ingredients.
Each chef was given a bag, provided by funding through the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Health Living Program, and an apron and chance to win a door prize, from funding provided by the Partners in Improving Community Health Grant from the Cherokee Nation.
This is the third year, of the three-year grant cycle, for the PICH grant.
"We appreciate them," explained Amy O'Bryan with the Delaware County OSU Extension. "We try to make this fun for them, to help get the year started. To give them some ideas."