Announcing the 2018 Winston Equipment Grant Award Winner

Child nutrition is important to Winston Foodservice, so every year we partner with the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) to offer the annual Winston Equipment Grant Award. This grant is for schools in need of new equipment to serve their students hot and nutritious meals. The winning district may select...

Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with CVap Southwestern Frittata Wrap!

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We love experimenting with trends, often blending techniques and flavors to come up with new creations. The one we share here combines two enormously popular ingredients – eggs and wraps – and gives the dish a Latino twist. And although these ingredients probably bring breakfast to mind, the dish...

Hope You Made It To The Georgia Equipment Academy!

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Every year, members of the Industry segment of the School Nutrition Association gear up for what we call “school show season.” We travel from state to state and participate in each association’s annual School Nutrition Conference. We set up our booths, catch up with our industry peers, mingle with...

The 2018 Winston Equipment Award Grant Applications Begin December 1, 2017!

School Nutrition has never been more important.
Mark your calendar! Your opportunity to apply for the 2018 Winston Equipment Award is December 1, 2017! The award provides ten pieces of Winston Foodservice equipment to a school district in need of improving its school meal kitchen facilities through a competitive grant process. The winning school district can...

What’s So Great About CVap? Let These Folks Tell You

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One of the things we love about exhibiting at the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference is having the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the folks who use our equipment every day. Here are some unscripted comments these great folks offered during 2017’s conference in Atlanta, Georgia. SNA ANC2017...

Winston Announces Award of Equipment to White Bear Lake Area Schools

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Winston Foodservice has awarded its annual Winston Equipment Grant Award to the White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. This annual grant program was established in partnership with the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) to help deserving schools serve hot, nutritious meals to their students. Grant winners may choose any...

Water – The Good, the Bad, and the Funky

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 Cool facts about water: Most of Earth’s surface (nearly three-quarters) is covered with water, but only a small percentage of our water (2.5%) is fresh. The other 97.5% is salt water. Of that tiny percentage of fresh water, most (roughly two-thirds) is locked up in glaciers and ice caps....

Giving Back – Equipment Grant Winners

Like a lot of people in the foodservice industry, I didn’t intend on ending up here.  Also, like a lot of people in the foodservice industry, I didn’t intend on still being here over a decade later.  One of the many reasons I still am, however, is the fact...

Rockin’ Alamo City

School Nutrition’s Annual National Conference and Exhibit San Antonio, Texas, is the seventh most populated city in the United States and the dry 100 degree days in July are HOT! It was definitely cooler inside the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, but the action and learning was just as...

Not These Lunch Ladies!

I was recently scheduled to do a demo on one of our CVap Thermalizer Ovens at the Tift County School District in Georgia. I was looking at their menus for that day to see what we would be cooking when I saw the words: NO SCHOOL/PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE. A frightening thought...

Wonderful School Gardens

A brief history of a continuing school tradition in America In 1909 in Ventura, Calif., teacher Zilda M. Rogers wrote to the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of California, Berkeley, then, a primary proponent and provider of garden education resources for schoolteachers. “With the love of the school...

Veggie Deliciousness with CVap!

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I’ve noticed the CVap blog is pretty bereft of vegetable preparation and is almost exclusively about the CVap Cook/Hold oven.  I decided that my next blog post would feature the CAT Thermalizer Oven instead!  I also wanted to see how some of my favorite vegetable dishes would work using...

Runnin’ Down a Dream

The Florida School Nutrition State Conference in Daytona Beach I know, I know- a little bit much to start with. That’s me and my pal, Mike Burke. Mike and I are two of the very few fortunate people who are in the food service equipment industry that work as...

All You Need is Love & a Moonpie

The Georgia School Nutrition State Conference in Savannah Rolling into the river district in one of the nations most visited areas; this sign at Savannah Georgia’s Thunderbird motel catches everyone’s eye and is stored in their memory. And while it was great opening conversation, it was the conversation at...

It Takes Support

Working with State and National School Nutrition Associations The School Nutrition State Conference schedule started in March. Alabama and Oregon were the first to kick off their events from March 11-12. I’m fortunate enough to serve on both the Executive Board and the Exhibit or Expo Board in Alabama as...

The Rise of School Lunch’s Delicious Diversity

I have the pleasure of being Winston Industries’ School Nutrition Guru, so I get to travel the U.S. and see and talk to School Nutrition departments of all kinds. Many are similar in structure, but really the personality of each district is based on those people who serve and...

Serving Up Delicious Street Tacos for School Lunch!

When you were a kid in school you probably didn’t give much thought to learning about your future career from lunch ladies-which by the way now includes lunch men and even chefs! And I’d be willing to bet that your school district didn’t have a culinary program either. Times...

Unique to Georgia is their School Nutrition Association’s Equipment Academy

As a School Nutrition Guru, it’s really important for me to stay on top of the trends, standards, and challenges that affect school foodservice professionals everywhere, and the Georgia School Nutrition Association’s Equipment Academy is one of my GO-TO sources! Unique to Georgia, the Equipment Academy takes place in...

School Food for dinner? Yes, when it’s Tantalizing and Tasty Ranchero Beans!

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about what’s being served in school cafeterias around the country. Take it from me, the best way to find out what’s being plated in K-12 is to actually go to the schools and have lunch yourself. I work with schools around the...