School Nutrition Program Trainings

Posted: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:54pm Updated: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 2:18pm

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Culinary Skills Workshop

**Registration is FULL. To be added to the waitlist, please email Cathy Powers at

Want to enhance your culinary skills? Looking to improve the flavor of your school meals? Want to work smarter, not harder in the kitchen?

Sign up for this 5-day culinary skills workshop designed for school nutrition professionals offered in the summer of 2016 in 10 locations across Indiana. Workshops begin at 8a.m. on Monday and conclude at 1p.m. on Friday.

In the kitchen you will learn more about:

  • Culinary basics, mise en place, and knife skills
  • Cooking vegetables for greater appeal
  • Preparing great grains
  • Building a better sandwich
  • Success with salads and salad bars

Additionally, you will learn more about:

  • Smarter Lunchroom techniques
  • Farm-to-school
  • Utilizing speed scratch
  • Enhancing flavor in foods
  • Food safety and sanitation with salads and salad bars

Click here for the event flyer.

Click here for a tentative outline of the week's agenda.

Click here for a short profile of each Culinary Trainer.

Event summary:

Data Extraction and Food Safety Plan Training

  • The IDOE is providing three Data Extraction & Food Safety Plan Trainings in Indiana.
  • The hands on morning session on data extraction will teach participants how to pull and utilize their school’s information submitted in the CNPweb into Microsoft Excel.  The afternoon session on the food safety plan will educate participants on the USDA requirements, needed content, and usability of the food safety plan.
  • Attendees will receive credit toward their annual Professional Standards requirements.
  • The trainings are from 8:30am - 4:00pm ET with a one hour lunch break, except the Rensselaer training will be 8:30am - 4:00pm CT (9:30am - 5:00pm ET). Lunch will be on your own.
    • 8:30am – 12:00pm     Data Extraction Training
    • 1:00pm – 4:00pm       Food Safety Plan Training





Crawford County High School
1130 South State Road 66
Marengo, IN 47140


Lebanon Senior High School
510 Essex Drive
Lebanon, IN 46052
7/28/16 Rensselaer Central High School
1160 East Grace Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Orientation to School Nutrition Management Training

  • The IDOE, in partnership with the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), is providing a week long Orientation to School Nutrition Management Training.
  • The target audience includes school nutrition program staff with fewer than 5 years’ experience as a director or those who may aspire to be a director.
  • The training will provide an overview of the management components of school nutrition programs.
  • This 5-day training will be held July 11th – 14th from 8:00am – 5:00pm & July 15th from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
  • Attendees will receive credit toward their annual Professional Standards requirements.




7/11/16 – 7/15/16

Noblesville Schools Educational Services Center
18025 River Road
Noblesville, IN 46062

New Food Service Director Training (FSD 101)

  • The Indiana Department of Education invites new School Food Service Directors to learn more about USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs
  • The State Agency is interested in building a strong relationship with new Food Service Directors in order to promote successful school food service operations.
  • This one day orientation will be held: 
    • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    • 8:00 am -1:00 pm ET, registration begins at 7:30 am
    • Zionsville Community Schools, Educational Services Center
    • 900 Mulberry Street, Zionsville, Indiana 46077 
  • Click here to register.
  • Click here for an agenda. 
  • For those needing immediate assistance, please contact Sarah Kenworthy toll free at 800-537-1142, or locally at 317-232-0857.  An initial visit from your field consultant may also be arranged.