Cultivating community through growing, preparing, sharing and eating healthy food.
The Culinary Arts program (previously SNACC — Student Nutrition and Culinary Community), started in September 2016, is the culinary arts “wing” of the South Whidbey School Farms program. The School Farms program, launched in 2014, includes growing produce for the school cafeterias and events, on-site farm education with elementary, middle school and high school students, and culinary arts classes for elementary and middle school students.
The farm is an integral part of the students’ school experience, and eating fresh vegetables is as basic to the program as growing them. At the end of every farm class, the students eagerly pick and eat vegetables they have helped grow. The culinary arts program incorporates fresh healthy vegetables into the students’ diets as they practice food preparation skills and expand their tasting palate. Our recipes are simple and straightforward, with the goal of easy replication at home with minimal specialty kitchen items.
Culinary classes are taught Grades 3 – 6, and also in the Grade 7/8 Heath and Wellness Elective. Read about our classes HERE.
The culinary arts program was recently featured on KING5 news HERE.
The program gets vegetables in the recipes from the school farms, and a big thank you to the Goose Grocer for donating additional ingredients needed!