Cooking Crew Recipe

‘Had a dispute with Father about the use of my making this sugar when I knew it could be done and might have bough sugar cheapter at Holden’s. He said it took me from my studies. I said I made it my study; I felt as if I had been to a university.’ – Thoreau In […]

Read More » | June 8, 2015 | Category: Cooking, cooking crew recipes

Cooking Crew Asset Alignment

What are the resources needed to run cooking crew? People (coordination and mentorship) Materials (supplies and food) Space (storage and implementation) The cooking crew model can support the engagement and feeding of many, many people. The limiting factors are the size of the need and the ability to align assets to procure the resources to […]

Read More » | May 3, 2015 | Category: cooking crew recipes

Cooking Crew Mastery

Pins are awarded for demonstrating mastery of skill. If the Chef Mentor or Captain witnesses a young chef demonstrating mastery, they call over the Chef Ref for a test. The Chef Ref awards pins for successful master of skills and techniques. Mastery is documented in the Studio Binder.     Pins are worn with pride.     […]

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

Cooking Crew Sign In

At the beginning of cooking crew all young chefs sign in in their team’s binder in the studio. Teams pick a Captain. The Captain reads through the Health Checklist. Any young chefs unable to participate in cooking can still participate in Art and Journalism activities in a separate room.

Cooking Crew Setup

Cook Clean, Cook Organized – this is the motto of cooking crew. All the chefs who pass the Health Check finish the tasks on the Setup Checklist. These include: Aprons/Hats Hand Washing Retrieving Gloves 4-Bin Setup (Chef Mentor supervises) Floor Sweep Surface Sanitize   Every chef wears a hat and apron. Both can be decorated in free time.   […]

Cooking Crew Service


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: […]

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 […]