AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Education has a brand new culinary classroom that can live-stream and host cooking classes for school food service staff statewide.
Department officials said chefs from the child nutrition program will teach the food staff to hone their cooking, baking and basic knife skills to improve the culinary programs at their respective schools.
“It’s important to provide a good meal to the students for their education. The cafeteria is the biggest classroom in the school. By giving them a good nutrition, good meals, they can learn better, they can learn quicker. And the end result is the best thing for our students,” said Walt Beesley, director of child nutrition programs.
“Again, it’s our biggest classroom so we want to make sure we give them the best thing we can give them,” Beesley said.
Nutrition classes begin next month