The John C. Stalker Institute
of Food and Nutrition

at Framingham State University

Workshops to Go

Bring school nutrition training right to your school with one of our Workshops To Go.

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Culinary Workshops to Go

Bring a culinary workshop right to your school! The Back to Basics Workshops to Go are 3-hour internationally-inspired culinary workshops developed for school nutrition staff. Expand the culinary skills of your staff and promote healthier, made from scratch, customizable school menu options. Each workshop is $399 with a minimum of 7 participants/ maximum of 14 participants.
Suggested Learning Code: 2130

NEW! Back to Basics: Latin American Cuisine

Freshen up your Taco Tuesdays with authentic Latin American cuisine! In this hands-on culinary workshop you will enhance your culinary skills while preparing student favorites, such as fish tacos, fresh salsa, Spanish rice, and more! Read more in the JSI blog...

Back to Basics: Mediterranean Flavors

Liven up your menu by incorporating Mediterranean flavors into each of your meal components. In this hands-on culinary workshop you will advance your culinary skills while making popular recipes your students will love, such as shawarma pita wraps, hummus, tzatziki sauce, and more! Read more in the JSI blog...

Live-Setting Culinary Training

Request our innovative Live-Setting Culinary Training, where school nutrition teams build their culinary skills during their regular production hours — no need to wait for a professional development day! In this training, the JSI Chef will work alongside school nutrition staff to prepare and serve a Build-Your-Own menu featuring either Mediterranean Pita Pockets or Authentic Latin American Street Tacos. This Live-Setting Culinary Training will build the confidence and skill of your staff to offer customizable, student-approved, popular menu options in your high school café. Completion of the Back to Basics: Mediterranean Flavors or Latin American Cuisine workshops required.

2-hour Culinary Workshops

COST: $299

NEW! Bean-a-licious

Maximum of 14 Participants
Explore the culinary versatility of beans in this hands-on culinary workshop featuring student-approved bean recipes. Prepare a variety of popular bean recipes and build Power-Packs that will meet school meal requirements and your students will love!
Suggested Learning Codes: 2130, 2230

Infusing Flavor & Flair into School Meals

Maximum of 20 Participants
Explore K-12 culinary trends, food presentation techniques and flavor profiles with student appeal to enhance school meals and encourage increased participation. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Codes: 2130, 2230

Knife Skills: Be a Cut Above the Rest!

Maximum of 20 Participants
Sharpen your knife skills in this hands-on workshop. Learn proper knife handling while practicing basic cuts and garnishing techniques to enhance the visual appeal of school meals. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Code: 2130

Bring school nutrition training right to your school! Each 2-hour workshop is economically priced at $299 (minimum of 15 staff required).

Essentials of Food Safety

Explore food safety basics, including proper hand washing techniques and effective strategies to prevent crosscontamination. Learn how to check and record food temperatures to avoid the danger zone. Discuss how to create a culture of food safety in your school. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Codes: 2600, 2620, 2640

Exceptional Customer Service

Recognize the importance of exceptional customer service and enhance your skills using concepts from The Guest: Everything you already knew about great customer service training. Create an action plan to deliver great customer service in your cafeteria. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Code: 4130

Finding the Fun at Work with FISH!

Empower your staff with the FISH! Philosophy by creating passion and engagement at work! In this workshop, staff along with the school nutrition director will use the FISH! Philosophy to build an energetic, innovative, and dedicated team. Director is required to attend. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Code: 4130

Food Allergies

Learn the difference between food allergies and food intolerances, foods that commonly cause allergies, how to read labels for potential allergic ingredients, and other strategies to manage food allergies in your school. This workshop is recognized by DESE and MDPH as acceptable training required in the Allergen Awareness Act, M.G.L.c.140, § 6B. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Code: 1160

NEW! Get the Right Scoop!

Scoops, ladles and spoodles… oh my! Discover why and how to use the correct measuring tools for proper portioningto meet the meal pattern as well as the connection between portion control and cost. Recognize the minimum requirements for each of the five food components with extra practice on vegetable subgroups. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Code: 1160

Gluten-Free at School

Learn about gluten, food sources, how to identify gluten using the food label and strategies to meet the special dietary needs of students on a gluten-free diet.
Suggested Learning Code: 1160

Professional Communications

Enhance your communication skills in the workplace by recognizing barriers, evaluating your communication style, and discovering the skills and strategies to strengthen communication within your school. Read more in the JSI blog...
Suggested Learning Code: 4140

Cancellation Policy: Payment in full is expected for trainings cancelled without a 2-week written email notice. Credit for prepaid JSI trainings will be issued only if written cancellation notice is emailed 2 weeks prior to training date.