(Drone shot of Sacred Heart High School from Peter Tremblay of Ottawa Drone Services)
Celebrity chef, cookbook author and host of Food Network Canada’s popular shows The Incredible Food Race, Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Makeover and Crash My Kitchen, Chef Corbin Tomaszeski has partnered with Chartwells School Dining to develop signature menu items that reflect students’ tastes and culinary curiosity. The sample menu will be brought to students at Stittsville’s Sacred Heart High School on Thursday, April 25th during the lunchtime hours.
This is all part of a new program that allows students to participate in taste tests prior to the launch of the new recipes across Ontario in September. The taste tests ensure the final recipes meet Chartwells’ highest standards, incorporate great tasting and authentic flavours, and, importantly, reflect the views of students.
The students will be able to sample the new fall recipes which are:
- A composed salad, featuring oven-baked falafel, accompanied by fresh greens, tzatziki, crispy pita chips and Greek feta
- A California sandwich comprised of eggplant, peppers, provolone cheese and a spicy tomato sauce
- A customized ramen noodle bowl with fresh vegetables, seasoned with garlic, ginger and cilantro, topped with a hot lemongrass broth.
(Chef Corbin’s Korean Noodle Bowl. Photo: Compass Canada)
Not only are the recipes delicious and be student-approved, they will all meet the current nutrition requirements of the Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy/Program 150 that sets out nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Ontario.
Those who will be in attendance with Chef Corbin are Brenda O’Neill, Vice-President and Carmen Dorsay, Senior Operations Manager of Chartwells School Dining. And, of course, the students of Sacred Heart.
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