Wolfgang Puck, CCSD Team Up for School Lunch | Education & Schools
A partnership between celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and the Clark County School District yields some delicious results for local students.
With help from the Clark County School District, Wolfgang Puck is inviting local fifth and sixth grade students to taste-test and vote on recipes created by culinary students of the Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NWCTA).
"We're dedicated to improving school lunches by creating recipes that not only fulfill nutritional requirements, but appeal to children’s unique culinary preferences," Wolfgang Puck said. "Now in our fourth year, we are excited to once again partner with the Clark County School District and local students to choose recipes that can be added to their lunchroom menus."
Chefs from the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group will counsel and mentor four groups of NWCTA culinary students as they create new, flavorful dishes that incorporate nutrition, budget limitations and commodities—all challenges often found in school cafeterias. Fifth grade students from Howard E. Hollingsworth Elementary and David M. Cox Elementary schools, and sixth grade students from John C. Fremont Middle School and Bob Miller Middle School will visit the NWCTA campus on April 26 to participate in the taste-testing, voting event.
The district's Food Service Department will introduce the winning dish into various school lunch menus, providing students with another tasty and healthful choice when dining at school. The endeavor engages students in the process and provides learning opportunities for students to see research and menu development in action.