Cooking Demos

For the 2021 NC Child Hunger Leaders Conference, we asked 7 different organizations to make original cooking demos. The chefs, organizations, and their recipes represent a wide variety of connections to fighting child hunger in North Carolina. Some dishes are a perfect for the USDA guidelines that meal sponsors must follow as a part of the federally-supported child nutrition programs. Others feature working chefs from restaurants in North Carolina that support schools and community organizations in their work to feed kids, partnerships that are more important now than ever. One video even serves as a “How-To” on making your own cooking demonstration.

Watch the full playlist on YouTube, or check out the individual videos and recipes below.

And don’t forget to check out other nutrition education resources from Carolina Hunger Initiative.

Andrea’s Carrot Dip

from Andrea Reusing (Lantern Restaurant, Kitchen Patrol, and EATNC)

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Tsige’s Shiro Wot

from ourBRIDGE for Kids and Tsige Meshesha, owner and chef at Nile Grocery & Restaurant (Charlotte, NC)

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Steps for a Successful Cooking Demo

featuring a recipe for Rainbow Ramen, from Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC (Jenny Ryan and Sara Clement)

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Blueberry Crisp

from the NC K-12 Culinary Institute (Tracey Bates), NC Department of Public Instruction, and New Hanover County Schools (Imer Smith and Michael Markantone)

Teriyaki Chicken

from Charles Hall, Providence Community Meals Chef at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

Recipe card coming soon

Sausage and Grits Good Bowls

from Dr. Alice Ammerman, nutrition professor and Good Bowls founder

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