Want to host a free event for culinary teams, dietitians, nutritionists or other foodservice professionals to learn about plant-based cooking?

 
 

Below is a list of the free trainings we offer -- all of which can be custom-tailored to suit your needs. Just shoot us an email if you're interested in hosting.

 
 

LEADERSHIP SUMMITS

A free one-day event for anyone in foodservice to learn from industry leaders about meeting the demand for plant-based meals and marketing healthy foods.

Learn from a range of experts how to: sell the concept to administrators and students, pitch it to the media to garner your institution the positive attention it deserves (if you’re so inclined), and drive the message with social media. Enjoy a culinary demonstration as well as a delicious lunch and network with individuals seasoned in the art of bringing healthier menus to their guests. Continuing education credits are available.

 

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

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A free two-day, hands-on training for culinary professionals at universities, hospitals, military bases, corporations, correctional facilities, and other institutions.

Our culinary team will train up to 20 of your staff on creating delicious plant-based foods. Join dozens of operations—including Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Tufts, UC-Berkeley, the University of Arizona, Palomar Health, Canyon Vista Medical Center, Baptist Health South Florida, Warner Robins Air Force Base, and SeaWorld—by hosting a Culinary Experience for your staff! Attendees receive a recipe booklet with 100+ recipes and instruction on how to create delicious, nutritious meals. Continuing education credits are available.

CULINARY NUTRITION WORKSHOPS

A free three-hour event for nutrition and health professionals examining research on chronic disease prevention with hands-on plant-based recipe preparation.

Health and nutrition professionals understand the importance of eating more plant foods.  Yet the science supporting the concept isn’t always accurately–or adequately--communicated. This interactive training reviews the latest science behind plant-based dietary patterns and their role in disease prevention. We’ll also identify easy-to-implement strategies to empower clients from all areas of practice to embrace putting more plants on their plate.  Participants will have the opportunity to prepare a variety of quick and delicious plant-based meals. Continuing education credits are available.

CULINARY TRAININGS

A free two-hour (at minimum) culinary nutrition training for K-12 food service and childcare programs, with hands-on recipe preparation or food demonstrations.

The training will inspire ideas on how you as a foodservice professional can use your cafeteria as a learning laboratory to positively influence dietary habits. Meeting the national nutrition standards for schools while reducing plate waste and food costs can be accomplished in schools nationwide by appealing to customers’ senses. Attendees learn how schools are preparing delicious, student-friendly plant-strong recipes, and how the meals are being marketed. Attendees prepare and sample a variety of meals. Continuing education credits are available.


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"My mind was opened to the great marketing opportunities this organization provides. Marketing is something I do not have time for working in a public school district with all the bureaucracy. This reminds me of the “collective impact” movement. I was inspired to partner with one of my community partners, our City’s hospital organization, to do Meatless Mondays together – which will also help us market the City’s HEAL (Healthy Eating, Active Living) resolution."

– Kathy Bertelsen
Child Nutrition Manger
Lompoc Unified School District