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Chef-To-School Series Continues Heirloom Harvest Project

posted Jan 8, 2020, 7:49 AM by Seth Cole
The Kittery School Nutrition Program and longtime volunteer chef David Vargas are excited to continue the Heirloom Harvest Project -- Chef-to-School Series in the New Year. On January 14th, Kittery’s school nutrition program staff will be joined by talented chefs from three local restaurants working together to rework approved USDA approved recipes to reduce fat and sodium while introducing locally sourced ingredients.

Brendan Vesey of Newmarket’s The Joinery, Jeremy Glover of Portsmouth’s Raleigh Wine Bar and Eatery, and David Vargas of Vida Cantina in Portsmouth lend their talents to this month’s project.

January’s lunch menu will include a choice of homemade soups and handcrafted sandwiches to choose from at each of Kittery’s schools. The Chefs have crafted sauces and sandwich toppings to share with students including a ranch dressing from scratch to go on bbq ranch chicken sandwiches, Caesar dressing for chicken caesar wrap sandwiches, and a sauce for turkey and cheese paninis, as well as a vegetarian panini option.

If you want to know more or are interested in volunteering for Heirloom Harvest Project – Chef to School series, please contact Wendy Collins, Director Kittery School Nutrition Program or Chef David Vargas

The Chef-to-School Series is a collaboration between the school district, skilled local chefs, and local farmers/food producers who share a common vision. Chef David refers to this approach as "COMMUNITY-TO-TABLE", and we hope Kittery’s students and families are as excited about this project as we are!

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