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Discovery Kitchen Kicks Off with Nutritious & Delicious "Seed to Table" Recipe & Demonstration

students at discovery kitchenRecently, Nicole Leote, Dietician from Chartwells Dining Services, and Jessica Torres, Dining Services Director, hosted the first Discovery Kitchen event of the school year. Unique to Hillside Elementary School, Discovery Kitchen extends beyond academics to engage students with fresh recipes, culinary demonstrations and tastings, and fun and informative nutrition education. 

Starting the series with a “Seed to Table” theme, Leote gave students a demonstration during their lunch periods. 

What was on the menu? A Mediterranean salad made primarily of tomatoes and cucumbers, both fresh and in season. Kid-tested and approved, the colorful recipe is an excellent side dish or snack.

Students approached members of the Food Service Team with questions and positive feedback.

One student exclaimed, "This would be great with tortilla chips!"

Below is the recipe for those families who'd like to try the Mediterranean salad at home.

Stay tuned for more news about Discovery Kitchen throughout the year.