New Mobile Teaching Kitchen will offer students hands-on cooking experience and more

In partnership with our Food Service provider Chartwells K12,  a Mobile Teaching Kitchen will be coming to Dublin City Schools. This opportunity will provide our students with real-world cooking experience, while teaching them about nutrition and wellness.

The Mobile Teaching Kitchen is designed similarly to a home kitchen, equipped with a stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. Students will be given the chance to work side by side with Chartwells chefs and dietitians to learn about new foods and cooking techniques.

During the week of May 7, the Mobile Teaching Kitchen will be parked outside of Davis Middle School and Olde Sawmill Elementary. A total of nine classes will be given throughout the week, offered at various times throughout the school day.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about foods and how to properly prepare them,” said Chelena McConnell District Facilities Coordinator. “Students will also get a chance to experience the professional duties of a chef and dietitian, as they work alongside them during the classes.”

In addition to learning about new foods and wellness, students will be able to test out new flavor combinations and further their cooking skills. Mobile Teaching Kitchen classes will last for one hour and can accommodate up to 25 students at a time.

The Mobile Teaching Kitchen was inspired by the work of the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative, a network of thought-leading organizations that functions as an accelerator to support the reproducibility, scalability, and evaluation of emerging teaching kitchen models and educational programs. The Mobile Teaching Kitchen is a custom designed shipping container that was built into a fully functioning kitchen. It houses 80 square feet of kitchen space, including a three-sided ADA-height kitchen countertop and five individual induction plates, and moves via truck from city to city to teach culinary skills and food education through an interactive chef and dietitian led cooking demonstration.

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