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The New York State Education Department sponsors week-long professional development programs for school food service workers and managers, held in July at Madison-Oneida BOCES.

The four-day sessions are conducted by experienced food service directors to:

  • Emphasize basic cooking techniques and proper knife skills 
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  • Enhance the skills of food service personnel
  • Provide training in quantity food preparation techniques
  • Stress proper sanitation and kitchen safety
  • Improve health and nutrition awareness
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The program is managed by NYSED's Office of Child Nutrition.

Click here for dates, program overviews, applications, contact information and other details.

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