Meet Chef Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro: Keynote Speaker at the 2023 Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit

Join us on May 24th at the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit to hear from keynote speaker, Chef Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro, SNS, School Nutrition Consultant & Trainer and Executive Chef, Healthy School Recipes.

Chef Sam is a Johnson & Wales University graduate with a degree in Culinary Nutrition. She spent 6 years as the Chef for RSU14 in Maine, where she created recipes, increased scratch cooking while training staff, developed sustainable farm-to-school programs, and taught kids the importance of healthy eating.

Now she is a consultant chef to school districts in Maine and trains school nutrition staff across the country in culinary skills. She is the Executive Chef for Healthy School Recipes, a website designed to give school nutrition programs easy access to standardized recipes. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Child Nutrition’s Culinary Training and Education Initiative and is a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Healthy Kids Collaborative. She believes that through school meals, nutrition education, and exposure to new and healthy foods we can create a generation of healthy eaters. 

Chef Sam takes center stage in this culinary demonstration showcasing ingredient versatility to create diverse menu options that your students will love. Discover culinary pro tips along with work smarter, not harder techniques using local foods and ingredients common to school kitchens.

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The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition is a partnership of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Framingham State University.

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The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition is a partnership of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Framingham State University.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.

© The John C. Stalker Institute, 2024

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