Update: Chef Bradley and his fresh ricotta fruit & honey toasts were a hit with the kids! And he even melted cafeteria manager Ms. Theresa McKenzie’s heart. A true feat! Seriously, we love her and the whole crew at Phillis Wheatley especially Principal Caty Flor, for her unending support of our work with the kids … Continue reading [UPDATED] A Little Cheffing Goes a Long Way to Feed Young Minds for Florida School Breakfast Week
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited by organizer Renee Frigo Graeff, local entrepreneur (founder of Lucini Italia) and president of Slow Food Miami, to have a stage with the President of the United States flanked by female peers in South Florida’s food industry. Ok, it was physically once removed, but hopefully no less impactful.
It’s that time of year! We are ready for the first edible school garden harvest at Phillis Wheatley Elementary in Overtown, Michael’s adopted school for Chefs Move to Schools and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Chef Partnership. I dropped by a couple of weeks ago to visit with cafeteria manager Ms. Theresa, assistant principal Yolanda Ellis, … Continue reading [VIDEO] Garden Harvest Pizza Lunch at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
UPDATE: We found out late this morning that Michael was to be invited to appear at this afternoon’s “Back-to-School” Miami-Dade Public Schools board meeting with fellow chefs Michelle Bernstein (Crumb on Parchment, Michy’s, SRA. Martinez) and Kris Wessel (Red Light Little River) to receive special recognition from Superintendent Alberto Carvalho as he announced new products … Continue reading [UPDATED] In Overtown, Hard Work Makes for an “A” Grade at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
Tomorrow, Phillis Wheatley Elementary will discover what the future of healthy school lunch tastes like when its students are served Grilled Rosemary Chicken Chopped Salad, a recipe conceived by fourth grader Gerald Johnson Jr. in partnership with chef Michael. And this won’t be like previous instances, where the chef has prepped healthy dishes at the … Continue reading Interview with Penny Parham, Administrative Director, Department of Food & Nutrition, Miami-Dade Public Schools