Putting School Lunch in the Spotlight

Putting School Lunch in the Spotlight
Posted on 03/09/2020
Kids standing in lunch line getting school lunch

The same delicious meals that students love at school every day are going to be made available to their families and friends through a hands-on cooking class held at Kitchen Social March 13th and 14th. The Friday night menu will include homemade tortillas, grilled chicken cilantro lime tacos, shredded pork tacos, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, and churro ice cream cups. On Saturday, Philly beef & peppers loaded tachos, southwest chicken loaded tachos, Mexican street corn, and chocolate lave cobbler will be made and served.

“We at Kitchen Social are excited to provide our culinary space and professional chefs to show the public that the days of the same old tired school lunch are over,” said Kitchen Social owner Charlie Ragle. “At the same time, it will introduce Kitchen Social to many local residents.”

Today’s school lunches offer students fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and meet federal nutrition standards limiting fat, calories, and sodium. “School meals are not what they used to be and we cannot wait to share the wonderful foods we are making for students every day in such an innovative way with our community!” said Director of Food & Nutrition Services for the School District of Lee County, Lauren Couchois. “The Food Service team is passionate about changing the perception of school food.”

Tickets for each event can be purchased online through the Kitchen Social Class Calendar.