Workshops To Go

Bring live virtual school nutrition training to your staff with a Virtual Workshop to Go.

Food safety and food allergies remain top priority training topics for school nutrition programs, however with social distancing recommendations due to COVID-19, in-person JSI Workshops to Go have been put on hold. Two newly updated Virtual Workshops to Go! Essentials of Food Safety and Food Allergies are now available. These live 90-minute workshops for your staff and managers, presented via Zoom, have been adapted for virtual learning and include new content related to COVID-19, while still covering all the important learning topics from the traditional workshops. Cost: $199

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Workshops To Go - In-Person workshops are currently on hold due to COVID-19

Increase Knowledge and Reinforce the Basics

2 Hour Workshops (Cost: $299 each workshop)

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

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Codes: 2600, 2620, 2640

Also Available in Spanish!

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. Teachers, nurses and other school staff encouraged to attend. Read more in the JSI blog

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Code: 1160

Scoops, ladles and spoodles… oh my! Discover why and how to use the correct measuring tools for proper portioning to 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.

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Code: 2210

Learn about gluten, food sources, how to identify gluten using the food label, make menu substitutions, and avoid cross-contact. Explore the different types of gluten-related disorders and strategies to meet the special dietary needs of students on a gluten-free diet.

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Code: 1160

Improve Communication Skills and Build an Energetic, Dedicated Team

2 Hour Workshops (Cost: $299 each workshop)

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.

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Code: 4130

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.

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Code: 4130, 4140

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.

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Code: 4140

Get energized with this personalized wellness program designed to encourage healthy habits. Discover the SMART method and take time to focus on your health goals to improve your well-being and role as an advocate for a healthier school environment.

Minimum of 15 staff required
Suggested Learning Code: 3450

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Culinary Workshops to Go - In-Person workshops are currently on hold due to COVID-19

Create Internationally Inspired Menus

3 Hour Workshops (Cost $399 each workshop)

Discover Asian-inspired cuisine and add a Build-Your-Own Stir-Fry Bowl to your school menu! In this hands-on culinary workshop you will increase your culinary skills and confidence while preparing popular options such as chicken teriyaki, crispy tofu, confetti fried rice, stir-fry vegetables, and more! Read more in the JSI blog.

Minimum of 7 participants / maximum of 14 participants

Spice up your menu with a taste of India and entice your students with a customizable Build-Your-Own Indian dish! In this handson culinary workshop, you will advance your culinary skills while making delicious recipes, such as tandoori chicken, chana masala, aloo gobi, and much more! Read more in the JSI blog.

Minimum of 7 participants / maximum of 14 participants

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.

Minimum of 7 participants / maximum of 14 participants

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.

Minimum of 7 participants / maximum of 14 participants

Request our innovative Live-Setting Culinary Training and bring the JSI Chef back to your school to work alongside school nutrition staff during regular production hours to prepare and serve a Build-Your-Own Pita Pocket, Street Tacos, Stir-Fry-Bowl, or Indian Dish. The Live-Setting Culinary Training builds the confidence and skills of your staff to offer customizable, student-approved, internationally-inspired menu options in your high school café. Completion of the Back to Basics: Mediterranean Flavors, Latin American Cuisine, Asian Fusion or Indian Fare workshops is required.

Minimum of 7 participants / maximum of 14 participants

Enhance Culinary Skills, Flavors and Versatility

2 Hour Workshops (Cost: $299 each workshop)

Discover how easy it is to prepare your own spice blends and homemade salad dressings in this hands-on workshop. Learn to build culinary excitement and spice up your menu with delicious flavors!

Maximum of 14 Participants
Suggested Learning Codes: 2130, 2230

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…

Maximum of 20 Participants
Suggested Learning Code: 2130

Explore the culinary versatility of a plant-based menu 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!

Maximum of 14 Participants
Suggested Learning Codes: 2130, 2230