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Mar 7, 2021, 9:25
March 2021 Issue

March 2021 Issue

Gold Medal Classroom: 
The official ezine for CAFE  |  March 2021 issue


Onions on wood board

Onions’ seasons, colors and flavors: Learn about the seasonality of onions including the differences between fresh and storage alliums. Try the classroom experiment to see and smell the differences. 
Pears grow into new roles during pandemic: Canned pears have become the perfect candidate for innovative utilizations amid pandemic restrictions. 
Don’t miss CAFÉ culinary educator programs: Award deadline April 1 with cash prizes of up to $9,000, new Coffee with CAFÉ webinars, and Taste of CAFÉ podcasts. 


Adam in Kitchen

50 Minute Classroom: Teaching OSHA basics including knife safety, non-COVID-19 related PPE, lifting and climbing, and the importance of call outs. Part one of a two-part series.
Think Tank: Hands-on training opportunities created during the pandemic when educational culinarians pivoted from feeding on-campus restaurant goers to feeding the food insecure.


Creating mock walk-in cooler helps cement storage concepts: Creating a game with boxes and food pictures helps students understand storage requirements, final cooking temperatures or even FIFO concepts by Dr. Jennifer Denlinger.

Meet the GrowerAussie BeefMEET THE GROWER

Ranchers attentively work 24 months to sustainably raise grass-fed beef. The meat is on a diner’s table for 10 minutes. “And in those 10 minutes, our months of work come down to how well (a chef) prepares that meal. So, handle it with care.” Australian Rancher Paul Crock

Breaking News: Tom RecinellaBREAKING NEWS

CIM at Baker College’s Tom Recinella named to the ACF Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.
Contest: Demonstrate what you “CAN DO” with U.S. Grown canned pears in annual CAN DO Challenge.


CAFÉ’s Industry Resource Center lists more than 80 commodity boards, associations and growers with links to their foodservice web sites. Educators can find classroom visual aids, downloadable materials, blogs, videos and research. Featured industries include poultry, seafood, produce and dairy just to name a few.Wisconsin Cheese

Click here to see how cheese is made, watch 16 short videos on pairing cheeses with wine, beer and liquor and click on the foodservice link to find a cheese blend calculator.

CAFÉ Vision Feature:

Click here and scroll down to watch a video on increasing student engagement from a previous Leadership Conference.