Students in Ontario and Atlantic Canada to enjoy healthy and delicious menu items designed specifically for them
STITTSVILLE, ON, April 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Food Network Celebrity Chef Corbin Tomaszeski unveiled his new signature menu items created specifically for Chartwells, the foodservice provider for schools in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Current, fun, sophisticated and anything but boring - these new menu items aren't your parent's school lunches!
Students at Sacred Heart High School will assume the role of judge as they taste and review the new menu offerings with Chef Corbin and Chartwells on hand to listen to their feedback. Taking what he learns at the taste test, Chef Corbin will adjust his recipes, ensuring that come fall, the meals will meet Chartwells' highest standards, incorporate delicious flavours, and reflect the views of students.
Chartwells School Dining, food service provider to approximately 300 schools across Ontario and 275 in Atlantic Canada, has partnered with celebrity Chef Corbin since 2014. The partnership allows Chef Corbin to develop signature menu items that reflect students' tastes and culinary curiosity. Always striving to offer innovate and exciting menu offerings, Chef Corbin continues to develop exciting recipes in response to student input and feedback.
"Healthy eating habits start at an early age so we need to get students excited now about nutritious food," said Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, celebrity chef and cookbook author. "Making sure my healthy recipes are student-approved is the most important factor in developing and improving the school menu."
Students will have the chance to sample and then rate the new menu items, which include:
- A Crispy Falafel Salad with Pita Chips - featuring oven-baked falafel, accompanied by fresh greens, crispy pita chips and Greek feta;
- A Three Cheese California-Style Eggplant Sandwich with eggplant, peppers, provolone cheese and a spicy tomato sauce; and
- An East Asian Ramen Bowl with fresh vegetables, seasoned with garlic, ginger and cilantro, topped with a hot lemongrass broth.
"The students and teachers love what Chef Corbin brings to the menus every year, and we are so excited to continue our partnership with him. We know last year's recipes were very well received and our students really embrace the new culinary menu selections," said Brenda O'Neill, vice president, Chartwells School Dining. "School meals need to energize students and provide nourishing options that also happen to be delicious ensures students eat well and are ready to learn."
Not only are the recipes student-approved and great-tasting, they all meet the current nutrition requirements of the Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy (PPM 150) that sets out nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Ontario.
Since Chartwells first partnered with Chef Corbin, his popular signature recipes offered in schools to date have included:
- BBQ Pulled Pork Topped Tater Wedges w/Spicy Black Bean Corn Salsa
- Black Bean & Grilled Chicken Tostada
- Bocconcini, Beef & Tomato Penne Pasta
- Savoury Hand Pies such as Chicken & Vegetables and Jerk Beef
- Indian Rice
- Kale Caesar Salad
- Mango cilantro slaw
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