Assess needs development and testing of culinary nutrition materials and recipes.
Culinary Nutrition is the integration of culinary skills and nutrition knowledge to create an innovative outlook on food prepared with culinary confidence and nutrition alertness. Simply put, it’s the vision behind creating healthy, tasty food that nourishes the body while pleasing the palate.
The Culinary Nutrition team’s focus is to investigate
different ingredients, focusing on their nutritious properties. This team
develops and tests healthy recipes that highlight individual ingredients. They
also research information, such as availability, history, varieties, uses and
nutrition composition, regarding these ingredients. The recipes and information
are then used by the American Culinary Federation for their “Healthy Ingredient
of the Month,” a free downloadable guide featuring a new nutritional ingredient
for chefs to incorporate into their menus:
The Culinary Nutrition team prepares a healthy, color-infused Corn and Bean Salsa as a healthy appetizer.
The Culinary Nutrition team purees up a nutrient-packed Strawberry Cucumber Gazpacho.