Cooking Crew- The Radical Transformation of School Food

Before:     After:   Cooking Crew is a food education activity where students create a meal to serve to their peers. Every Monday and Wednesday middle schoolers at Comegys Elementary are responsible for cooking for the 120 kids and adults in the after-school program. Here’s the curriculum. Here’s the flow of activities during cooking crew: […]

Read More » | April 28, 2015 | Category: cooking crew recipes

Cooking Crew Jobs for Little Chefs


Read More » | April 26, 2015 | Category: cooking crew recipes

Cooking Crew Creations

“A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that’s when cuisine is truly exciting.” Charlie Trotter   apricot parfait     Sweet Potato Kale Salad     Fruit Sushi     Chapati             […]

Cooking Crew Recipe Creation

Students discover the recipes they want to make during cooking crew. Fresh food is the tastiest and most nutrient rich, so we let the season guide our recipe creation. Students use harvest lists from partner farms and gardens to pick ingredients they’d like to use. With the seasonal ingredient selected, students begin to use cookbooks, the […]

Cooking Crew Enrichment


Fertilizing Eastwick

“This is what they call organic. Horse shit. I like it like that. It’s gotta be dark, it’s broke down, it won’t smell as bad, it makes the ground soft. That’s the best shit you can get. This stuff here grow a pretty garden.” Mr. Stewart                   […]

Read More » | April 19, 2015 | Category: Eastwick Community Garden, General News

A day in the life of Cooking Crew

Team meeting starts the day off right. Everyone should sign up for jobs, and especially a shift in the 4-bin system. Focus Documentation Fun Just grinding. Clean-up Everybody clean-up! Service with a smile. Time to eat! Peace

Read More » | March 25, 2015 | Category: General News

Comegys Cooking Crew: Beet Salad 3/16/15

The black team had two recipes to create this week, shakshuka along with a watermelon radish and clementine salad. Unfortunately we couldn’t find watermelon radishes at the farmers market, so we substituted gold and purple beets. Here’s how we made the salad: First, we need to break the recipe into steps and sign up for […]

Read More » | March 18, 2015 | Category: General News

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