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Chefs on Campus, In the Garden and the Classroom

Last Wednesday I got a little lonesome in the upstairs offices of the Orfalea Foundation, as my coworkers were nowhere to be found. Checking everyone’s calendars, I saw that Claud Mann was at Dos Pueblos Read more

Chef Claud Mann teachers McKinley Elementary School students how to make delicious veggie wraps with produce from their own school garden.

Not All Change is Progress: Bring Back Home Economics

By Claud Mann In 2013 the Orfalea Foundation hosted its first Food Sovereignty Week, a series of free and low cost public events focused on our current food system, its impact on the health of Read more

Chef Instructor Claud Mann prepares a spice-tasting lesson at Culinary Boot Camp.

School Food Basics: Taste Everything!

In the video below, School Food Chef Instructor Claud Mann discusses an essential part of scratch cooking: tasting everything before it goes to the kids! Taste Everything from Orfalea Foundation on Vimeo.

Chef Claud Mann on Why He Supports the School Food Initiative

Until November 1, Jack Johnson‘s Ohana Charitable Foundation is matching donations to the School Food Initiative (up to $2,500). Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing these videos made during the April 2013 Culinary Read more

Day 5: Students and Teachers

Guest Post by Dean Zatkowsky As we wrap up Culinary Boot Camp, I’m most impressed by two things: 1) how much the students relaxed and came to enjoy the class by the end of day Read more

Adventurous Eaters (and a Chef) in the Garden

In recognition of Wellness Week at Monroe Elementary School in Santa Barbara, Orfalea Foundation Chef-Instructor Claud Mann and kindergarten teacher Julia Bowen arranged a surprise for the student body. Chef Claud set up a demonstration Read more

Breakfast Burritos are Nutritious, Efficient, and Loved by Kids

School Food Initiative Chef Instructor Claud Mann demonstrates a breakfast burrito assembly line, which allows food service workers to assemble lots of burritos in very little time. Bringing scratch-cooked food back to school kitchens is Read more