This summer I had the pleasure of supervising our garden and cooking internship program. We had a total of 5 paid student interns, thanks to Oscar Blackwell from the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s Youth Development Services (funded by the Workforce Development Board).
Patrick Oliver, environmental science and sustainable tourism teacher (Sustainable Hospitality Pathway) lead the garden program along with his garden assistant Peter Nobles. This summer’s garden crop includes: tomatoes, peppers (from bell to spicy hot!), squash (ready for fall), sunflowers, peaches, roses, basil, kale and more!
Back in the kitchen, we kept our interns busy with the following events and activities:
- Contra Costa Mayors Healthy Cookoff Challenge in Todos Santos Plaza and the first Annual Alameda County Mayors Healthy Cookoff in Dublin.
- Monument Crisis Center Youth Summer Camp Cooking Classes (ages 6-12)
- Kaiser Permanente “Dinner with the Doc” program
- Cooking Matters Promotores Graduation Dinner
- Recipe Testing for the Fat Chance Cookbook (coming out in December!!)
What a fantastic group of interns: Anthony, Audrey, Jessica, Monee, and Jennifer!
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