Training Videos

Explore a variety of online training videos developed by JSI! 


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Enjoy these three online videos and receive a certificate of training upon completion of the surveys.

Center Stage with Chef Sam: Showcasing Ingredient Versatility to Create Diverse Menu Options

Chef Sam took center stage at the 2023 Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit 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.
1 CEU, Suggested Learning Codes: 1130, 2130

Survey & Certificate of Training      

Resources: Healthy School Recipes

Serving Fun, Easy, and Fresh Buddha Bowls

Discover one of the hottest food trends among GenZ…Buddha Bowls! These easy-to-assemble, visually appealing, plant-focused grain bowls are gaining popularity nationwide.
0.25 CEUs, Suggested Learning Codes: 2130, 4120

Survey & Certificate of Training      

Zoom Basics

New to Zoom? This video will walk you through the basics of how to accept an invitation, attend a meeting and use Zoom tools.
0.25 CEUs, Suggested Learning Code: 4140

Survey & Certificate of Training

For districts using Center Stage with Chef Sam: Showcasing Ingredient Versatility to Create Diverse Menu Options, Serving Fun, Easy, and Fresh Buddha Bowls and Zoom Basics for group trainings, please read these instructions and email your attendance sheet to JSI at to receive a group certificate of training.

The following eight online culinary trainings are posted for your convenience to view individually. To obtain a certificate of training, please view these same videos in online training bundles on the CRISP webpage

Mastering Kitchen Measurements

Recognize common kitchen measurements and equivalents to feel confident in understanding volumes and weights! 

Knife Skills - Chop Into Healthy School Meals

Learn all about the best knife handling practices and knife cuts to improve efficiency and skill in food preparation!

Vegetable Cuts - Chop Into Healthy School Meals

Learn best cutting techniques for a variety of vegetables to simplify preparation and incorporate exciting new ways to highlight vegetables in school meals!      

Fruit Cuts - Chop Into Healthy School Meals

Learn efficient cutting techniques for a variety of fruits to simplify preparation and identify best methods to prepare, hold, and serve fruits for alternative meal service.

Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Improve Kitchen Efficiencies

Identify how to thoroughly read a recipe, gather ingredients, and recognize the benefits behind best practices, such as mise en place, and creating a timeline for service.

Creating Flavor with Spice Blends!

Establish a basic understanding of speed-scratch cooking with common ingredient combinations to build flavor, enhance USDA foods, and add excitement to school meals!

Making Substitutions

Identify solutions for missing ingredients and using problem solving kitchen skills to inspire creativity. 

Visual Appeal of School Meals - Chop Into Healthy School Meals

Discover innovative strategies for serving USDA Foods to enhance the visual appeal of school meals and boost excitement for alternative meal service!